German Chancellor visits Shenzhen for deeper Sino-German cooperation

Updated: May 25, 2018 chinadaily.com.cn Print

German Chancellor Angela Merkel paid a visit to Shenzhen on May 25 as part of her 11th visit to China, which began yesterday.

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German Chancellor Angela Merkel (L) and Li Xi (R), secretary of the Guangdong Provincial Party Committee, talk during their meeting in Shenzhen, Guangdong Province on May 25. [Photo/DFIC]

Prior to her two-day visit to China, the German leader delivered a video speech to express her expectations for the visit and her strong willingness to enhance cooperation with China. While introducing her itinerary, she said she was looking forward to paying a visit to Shenzhen, a vigorous city where many headquarters and production bases of German companies are located.

Merkel was accompanied by nearly 20 business leaders from Germany whose companies have a combined sales volume of over 550 billion euros ($643.5 billion). Her visit to Shenzhen, at the forefront of China's Reform and Opening-up, is an indication of Germany's positive attitude about getting involved with China's new round of reform and deeper opening-up. The two countries have vast space for cooperation in the fields of digitalization, new energy business and auto-pilot vehicles. 

German Chancellor Angela Merkel and Li Xi at the launch of an innovation hub in Shenzhen, Guangdong Province on May 25. [Photo/DFIC]

German Chancellor Angela Merkel meets a robot during the launch of an innovation hub in Shenzhen, Guangdong Province, on May 25. [Photo/DFIC] 


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