German Chancellor Angela Merkel (left) and Chinese Premier Li Keqiang meet in Beijing last year. Some observers say Merkel has been too keen to reach a deal with China. Photo: AP
German Chancellor Angela Merkel (left) and Chinese Premier Li Keqiang meet in Beijing last year. Some observers say Merkel has been too keen to reach a deal with China. Photo: AP

Coronavirus ‘dents plans’ for EU-China investment deal by September

  • European trade chief says bloc’s new leadership also unlikely to meet Chinese premier in Beijing next month
  • Parties still to reach agreement on key issues such as forced technology transfer, official says

German Chancellor Angela Merkel (left) and Chinese Premier Li Keqiang meet in Beijing last year. Some observers say Merkel has been too keen to reach a deal with China. Photo: AP
German Chancellor Angela Merkel (left) and Chinese Premier Li Keqiang meet in Beijing last year. Some observers say Merkel has been too keen to reach a deal with China. Photo: AP
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