German Chancellor Angela Merkel (right) aimed to improve relations with President Xi Jinping (left) during Merkel’s Beijing visit. Photo: AFP
Eric Brattberg
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Eric Brattberg

How Angela Merkel’s ‘gift’ of goodwill could boost Beijing-Berlin trade ties at Donald Trump’s expense

Eric Brattberg and Philippe Le Corre write that the German chancellor’s appeasing tone on China’s economic policies opens a negotiating window ahead of July summit

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German Chancellor Angela Merkel (right) aimed to improve relations with President Xi Jinping (left) during Merkel’s Beijing visit. Photo: AFP
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