On her trip to China, German Chancellor Angela Merkel has signed a deal to sell 100 helicopters from European aircraft manufacturer Airbus. Merkel also toured the home province of Chinese premier Li Keqiang and visited the University of Hefei.
Stringent international sanctions imposed on Russia for its role in the Ukraine conflict have sucked the momentum out of the Russian economy over the past couple of years. The nation's growth prospects remain lethargic.
European aviation industry giant Airbus has reported an increase in profits for the third quarter. The company said it was on track to meet its full-year targets as more lucrative orders were just around the corner.
Chancellor Angela Merkel has said it makes sense for her to travel to China once a year as part of German efforts to strengthen cooperation with the Asian country. The Chancellor is wrapping up her latest visit.
Angela Merkel and half her cabinet are in the Chinese capital for the kind of government consultations that Germany only has with a handful of democratic countries. Dagmar Engel reports.
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