Merkel's frequent visits to China aimed at forging "special" ties

With Germany, China probably has the strongest partner relationship in Europe


Category: German Foreign Policy, China

Johannes Kadura believes that it is justified to speak of a "special" relationship at least since President Xi Jinping's visit to Germany at the end of March 2014 and the joint declaration of establishing an all-round strategic partnership between the two countries. "Germany has become China's most important economic partner in Europe in 2014 with a trading volume of over 150 billion euros (165 billion U.S.$); China is Germany's most important trading partner in Asia," Kadura said.

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