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