German Chancellor Angela Merkel pledged to keep pressing China on human rights and transparency. Photo: Getty Images German Chancellor Angela Merkel pledged to keep pressing China on human rights and transparency. Photo: Getty Images
German Chancellor Angela Merkel pledged to keep pressing China on human rights and transparency. Photo: Getty Images

Merkel backs Xi on need to avoid new cold war, but presses China on human rights, transparency

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Topic |   China-EU relations
German Chancellor Angela Merkel pledged to keep pressing China on human rights and transparency. Photo: Getty Images German Chancellor Angela Merkel pledged to keep pressing China on human rights and transparency. Photo: Getty Images
German Chancellor Angela Merkel pledged to keep pressing China on human rights and transparency. Photo: Getty Images
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