German chancellor Angela Merkel may have new common ground with Xi Jinping as she leaves for a state visit to China at a time when both China and Europe are grappling with the US withdrawal from the Iran nuclear deal and increasing US protectionism.
At a regional Eurasian summit, the presidents of Russia and China have promised to work towards global cooperation. Russia's Putin also signaled a desire for a one-one-one with US President Donald Trump.
After years of living under house arrest, Liu Xia, the widow of late Chinese Nobel laureate Liu Xiaobo, was finally set free by the Chinese government. She has now left China, leaving behind a painful history.
China and Germany drew closer together at the recent inter-governmental summit in Berlin but considerable differences still separate the two nations, says DW’s Frank Sieren.
At a time of heightened uncertainty in the global economic environment, leaders of Europe and China are meeting to ponder ways to counter the fallout from US President Trump's "America First" policies.
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