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