Less than a month remains until the next meeting of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of China, which will take place in early October. The global crisis caused by covid-19 and the outbreaks of the virus dominate all the media attention, leaving in the background the conclave in which the direction taken by the second most important economy in the world will be resolved. Everything indicates that there is going to be a turnaround in the country that could harm Europe and, especially, Germany in the medium term. China is preparing a strategy to reduce the dependence of its economy on abroad, through a plan that will lead the country to move closer to self-sufficiency to protect itself against the new 'era of disorder'. This change can pose a serious threat to the big trading partners of the 'Asian giant'.