German Chancellor Angela Merkel hopes US-China trade war will be over soon

German Chancellor Angela Merkel at a welcome ceremony with Chinese Prime Minister Li Keqiang before their meeting at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing yesterday.PHOTO: DPA German Chancellor looks to start a new phase in EU ties with … Read More

Merkel says Germany will set own security standards after US warning on Huawei

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Germany will define its own security standards for a new 5G mobile network, Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Tuesday. Washington earlier warned that it would scale back data-sharing with Berlin if China’s Huawei was allowed to participate.“We are defining our … Read More

Huawei 5G battle opens rift between U.S. and Germany

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The Huawei logo, taken from the firm’s Istanbul office. Photo: Serhat Cagdas/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images The U.S. has made its first threat to curtail sharing intelligence with an ally if that government ignores U.S. warnings about Huawei 5G equipment, … Read More

Germany, China seek closer alliance over trade spat with US

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Government consultations between Germany and China in Berlin on Monday aim to send a signal of closer bilateral cooperation in light of a worsened trade spat with the US. But some hurdles have yet to be overcome. German Chancellor Angela … Read More

Germany, China to work on steel overcapacity via G20

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Chancellor Angela Merkel has spoken with Chinese President Xi Jinping about steel overcapacity and the US threat of tariffs. They are to work on solutions through the G20 group of industrialized nations. During a phone call on Saturday German Chancellor … Read More