Chinese and German national flags form the backdrop as President Xi Jinping meets Chancellor Angela Merkel via video link from Beijing on Wednesday. Photo: Xinhua Chinese and German national flags form the backdrop as President Xi Jinping meets Chancellor Angela Merkel via video link from Beijing on Wednesday. Photo: Xinhua
Chinese and German national flags form the backdrop as President Xi Jinping meets Chancellor Angela Merkel via video link from Beijing on Wednesday. Photo: Xinhua

Xi Jinping speaks with ‘old friend’ Angela Merkel in diplomatic push

  • Talks with German chancellor arranged at Chinese president’s request to discuss issues related to COP26 climate summit, European diplomat says
  • Speculation grows that Xi will not travel to Europe for G20 summit this month or the climate meeting in November

Topic |   China-EU relations
Chinese and German national flags form the backdrop as President Xi Jinping meets Chancellor Angela Merkel via video link from Beijing on Wednesday. Photo: Xinhua Chinese and German national flags form the backdrop as President Xi Jinping meets Chancellor Angela Merkel via video link from Beijing on Wednesday. Photo: Xinhua
Chinese and German national flags form the backdrop as President Xi Jinping meets Chancellor Angela Merkel via video link from Beijing on Wednesday. Photo: Xinhua
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