Jan Hecker, Germany’s ambassador to China, has died suddenly, only days after taking up his post. Photo: Getty Images
Jan Hecker, Germany’s ambassador to China, has died suddenly, only days after taking up his post. Photo: Getty Images

Germany’s ambassador to China Jan Hecker dies suddenly days after taking office

  • The 54-year-old was a confidant of outgoing chancellor Angela Merkel and appeared to be in good health on Friday
  • Hecker’s appointment was seen as Merkel’s attempt to preserve her policy of engagement with Beijing

Jan Hecker, Germany’s ambassador to China, has died suddenly, only days after taking up his post. Photo: Getty Images
Jan Hecker, Germany’s ambassador to China, has died suddenly, only days after taking up his post. Photo: Getty Images
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