The Heat: Stronger China-Germany ties

The Heat

German Chancellor Angela Merkel is in China to renew ties with one of the EU’s most important trading partners.

Merkel arrived in Beijing this week for her eighth state visit in 10 years – more than any other Western leader.

CCTV’s Han Peng reports from Beijing.

The Heat gathered a panel focusing on strengthened ties between China and Germany:

  • From Berlin, Michael Schaefer. He is the former German ambassador to China and the current chair of the board of the BMW foundation.
  • From Beijing, Cui Hongjian. He is a senior research fellow and the director of the Department for European Studies, China Institute of International Studies.
  • From Bonn, Josef Janning. He is the Head of European Council on Foreign Relations Berlin Office.