German Chancellor Angela Merkel pledged Sunday to take steps to avoid a brewing trade war between China and the EU during a first visit by China's new premier to Germany, with both leaders calling for dialogue.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel (R) and China's Prime Minister Li Keqiang give a press conference at the Chancellery in Berlin, Germany, on May 26, 2013. Merkel and Li urged Sunday for talks to avert brewing trade spats between Beijing and the EU, warning that protectionist measures would hurt both sides.
Germany will push in the next six months for discussions on resolving the disputes between Brussels and Beijing over Chinese telecom products and solar panels to avoid it ending in mutual tariffs, Merkel said.
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