German Chancellor Angela Merkel (centre) has been at the centre of the European Union’s relations with China. Photo: Reuters German Chancellor Angela Merkel (centre) has been at the centre of the European Union’s relations with China. Photo: Reuters
German Chancellor Angela Merkel (centre) has been at the centre of the European Union’s relations with China. Photo: Reuters

The highs and lows of Angela Merkel’s long relationship with China

  • A ‘golden age’ of relations between Berlin and Beijing is believed to be coming to an end as scepticism grows in Europe
  • The retiring German chancellor made 12 visits to China over the years but will not be returning to say farewell because of the pandemic

Topic |   China-EU relations
German Chancellor Angela Merkel (centre) has been at the centre of the European Union’s relations with China. Photo: Reuters German Chancellor Angela Merkel (centre) has been at the centre of the European Union’s relations with China. Photo: Reuters
German Chancellor Angela Merkel (centre) has been at the centre of the European Union’s relations with China. Photo: Reuters
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