- Title: Germany and China should cooperate on protecting climate - Merkel
- Date: 1st June 2017
- Summary: BERLIN, GERMANY (JUNE 1, 2017) (REUTERS) ***WARNING CONTAINS FLASH PHOTOGRAPHY*** GERMAN CHANCELLOR ANGELA MERKEL AND CHINESE PREMIER LI KEQIANG ARRIVING AT BUSINESS EVENT, POSING FOR MEDIA VARIOUS OF LI AND MERKEL POSING FOR MEDIA PHOTOGRAPHER VARIOUS OF LI SPEAKING AT EVENT MERKEL LISTENING MERKEL WALKING ONTO STAGE (SOUNDBITE) (German) GERMAN CHANCELLOR, ANGELA MERKEL, SAYING: "Germany and China see the opportunities that globalisation and digitalisation represent and we are convinced that we should work together to bring global progress together. But from that grows a special responsibility for both countries - for Germany and China - in all global issues - for example for climate protection, for the prevention of violent conflicts or in international trade policy." BUSINESS EVENT PARTICIPANTS LISTENING SIGN READING (German): 'GERMAN-CHINESE FORUM - CREATING INNOVATION TOGETHER' MERKEL LEAVING
- Embargoed: 15th June 2017 12:35
- Keywords: business meeting climate protection Germany Li
- Location: BERLIN, GERMANY
- City: BERLIN, GERMANY
- Country: Germany
- Topics: Environment,Climate Politics
- Reuters ID: LVA0016JG4NK7
- Aspect Ratio: 16:9
- Story Text: Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Thursday (June 1) that Germany and China should work closely together on issues such as protecting the climate at a time when U.S. President Donald Trump has refused to endorse a global climate pact.
Speaking at a business event with Chinese Premier Li Keqiang, Merkel said China and Germany saw the opportunities that globalisation and digitalisation presented and wanted to work together to bring about "global progress together".
She added: "But from that grows a special responsibility for both countries - for Germany and China - in all global issues - for example for climate protection, for the prevention of violent conflicts or in international trade policy."
Li said all foreign companies, including German businesses, were welcome to invest in China, adding that competition must be fair and therefore regulation strong.
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