German Chancellor Angela Merkel visited Wuhan, Hubei on Saturday. Photo: DPA

Germany’s Angela Merkel renews call for peaceful resolution to Hong Kong protests

  • German chancellor says in talks with Beijing she ‘advocated that conflicts be resolved without violence and that anything else would be a catastrophe’
  • She also criticised China’s social credit system during speech at a university
Topic |   Hong Kong extradition law

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German Chancellor Angela Merkel visited Wuhan, Hubei on Saturday. Photo: DPA
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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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