German Chancellor Angela Merkel meets Chinese President Xi Jinping in Beijing, China on May 24. Photo: Reuters

Merkel visit shows how partnership with Beijing can pay off

China and Germany may have their differences but a show of respect and willingness to cooperate enabled sensitive issues to be raised, including meetings with the wives of two jailed human rights lawyers

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German Chancellor Angela Merkel meets Chinese President Xi Jinping in Beijing, China on May 24. Photo: Reuters
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