At a press conference in Beijing on 18th May, a spokesman from the Chinese Foreign Ministry announced that Chancellor Angela Merkel would be visiting various key regions in China next week to improve the trade relationships between the two countries. As of yet, the relationship between China and Germany has not seen any negative setbacks, and this meeting between the officials of the two countries is expected to help maintain, or even improve this positive relationship.
Although not much was disclosed to the Press about the exact location of the meeting or the topics which were set to be discussed, spokesman Lu Kang announced that Merkel’s visit to the country was based on unanimous decisions to increase the mutual political trust between China and Germany. At the present time, when rising global tensions regarding haphazard measures taken by every country for protectionist trade undermined the overall growth of the country, a professional conference between two key countries such as China and Germany would invariably benefit both countries.
Within the 24th and 25th of May, 2018, Chancellor Merkel is expected to meet with Xi Jinping, the President of China, and Li Kequiang, Premier of the State Council of the People’s Republic of China. Other assumed locations for her visit include the South-eastern city of Shenzhen, which, along with serving the purpose of linking Hong Kong to China’s mainland, is also a home to some major technology companies in the country.