German Chancellor Angela Merkel shakes hands with Chinese President Xi Jinping in Beijing. Photo: EPA-EFE

Xi Jinping promises to keep opening up China’s economy as he welcomes Germany’s Angela Merkel to Beijing

  • Chinese leader says two countries must work together as he courts European support amid trade war with US
  • Merkel’s visit is the first by a major Western leader since Hong Kong protests escalated over the summer
Topic |   China economy

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German Chancellor Angela Merkel shakes hands with Chinese President Xi Jinping in Beijing. Photo: EPA-EFE
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Chinese President Xi Jinping making a speech on Tuesday during the opening ceremony of a training programme for young and middle-aged officials at the Central Party School. Photo: Xinhua

Xi Jinping rallies China for decades-long ‘struggle’ to rise in global order, amid escalating US trade war

  • Chinese president used a word translating from Chinese as ‘struggle’ almost 60 times in a speech summary published by state media
  • Xi did not directly refer to the US-China trade war, but made clear Beijing will not make concessions over ‘core issues’ or change its model of governance
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Chinese President Xi Jinping making a speech on Tuesday during the opening ceremony of a training programme for young and middle-aged officials at the Central Party School. Photo: Xinhua
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