Liu Xia’s departure from China to Berlin three weeks ago appeared sudden after almost a year...
by Natalie Ornell | Jul 8, 2014
A month after Beijing avoided addressing its own history of 25 years ago, China Real Time’s...
by Sophie Beach | Oct 13, 2009
After a month of controversy over its choice of China as Guest of Honor, this year’s Frankfurt Book Fair has finally opened, as Vice President Xi Jinping meets with German Chancellor Angela Merkel in Berlin. AFP reports on...
by Japhet Weeks | Jun 13, 2008
On his visit to China, German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier tried to smooth out relations between the two countries. From AP: Frank-Walter Steinmeier and his Chinese counterpart, Yang Jiechi, also said they agreed to...
by Liu Yong | Oct 14, 2007
From Reuters: China has cancelled an annual German-China human rights dialogue meeting scheduled for December, a spokeswoman for the Foreign Ministry said on Saturday, declining to comment on the reasons. She would also not comment on a report in Der Spiegel news magazine that said China scrapped the meeting in retaliation for Chancellor Angela Merkel‘s […]
by Liu Yong | Sep 25, 2007
From Spiegel Online: Relations between China and Germany are the worst they have been in years after Chancellor Angela Merkel received the Dalai Lama in the chancellery last Sunday (more…). The visit “grossly interferes with the internal affairs of China,” Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Jiang Yu announced during a routine press conference in Beijing on Monday. […]
by Liu Yong | Sep 23, 2007
From AP: German Chancellor Angela Merkel welcomed the Dalai Lama for a meeting on Sunday despite opposition from China. After the nearly one-hour meeting, Merkel shook hands with the exiled Tibetan spiritual leader, who was clad in red robes and smiling, but made no remarks. The Dalai Lama, who had met Merkel when she was […]
by Liu Yong | Sep 22, 2007
From Reuters: China has cancelled talks with German officials due to take place on Sunday, when Chancellor Angela Merkel is scheduled to hold a separate meeting with the Dalai Lama, Germany’s Justice Ministry said on Saturday. A ministry spokeswoman said the Chinese cancelled the talks on the rule of law, due to take place in […]
by Liu Yong | Sep 7, 2007
From openDemocracy: One day towards the end of August, I received a surprise call from the German embassy in Beijing telling me that Chancellor Angela Merkel would be visiting China, and that one item on her agenda would be a...
by Sophie Beach | Aug 27, 2007
German Chancellor Angela Merkel is visiting China amid allegations that Chinese government computers have been responsible for attacks into computers in Merkel’s office. From Spiegel: German Chancellor Angela Merkel was all smiles after meeting Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao on Monday, praising relations between the two countries as open and constructive. But her visit has been […]
by Mo Ming | Jun 2, 2006
From the Financial Times: Berlin has rejected Chinese demands that it provide state funding and access to sensitive technology in exchange for the right to build a $4.3bn magnetic levitation train link between Shanghai and Hangzhou. Germany’s tough stance on funding and intellectual property transfers for the project comes a week after Angela Merkel, the […]
by Xiao Qiang | May 23, 2006
From The International Herald Tribune (link): The German engineering companies Siemens and ThyssenKrupp will supply technology to China for a second magnetic-levitation train – a ‚Ç¨4.3 billion high-speed link between Shanghai and the nearby city of Hangzhou – state media reported Tuesday. The announcement came as Chancellor Angela Merkel of Germany was visiting Shanghai, where […]
by Michael Zhao | May 19, 2006
From the Reuters via the New York Times (link): German Chancellor Angela Merkel faces a delicate balancing act when she visits China next week to forge unity on Iran and bolster bilateral economic ties, while delivering unwelcome messages on human rights and piracy. Merkel travels to China on Sunday for a two-day visit that takes […]
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