BMW, China’s Brilliance extend contract term

BMW, China’s Brilliance extend contract term

German car maker BMW Group and its Chinese partner Brilliance Auto have agreed to extend the term of their joint venture contract to 2028. The contract extension will lay a solid foundation for BMW’s further development in China, Friedrich Eichiner, chief financial officer and group board member, said in Beijing on Wednesday. The group also […]

China, Germany to hold FM-level strategic dialogue

German Foreign Minister Guido Westerwelle will visit China and attend the 3rd foreign minister-level strategic dialogue from Oct. 11 to 13, Foreign Ministry spokesman Hong Lei announced Tuesday. This year marks the 40th anniversary of China-Germany relations. The visit by Westerwelle will further promote the bilateral strategic partnership, Hong said. Westerwelle will attend the dialogue […]

6 dead, 14 injured in bus fire near Beijing

6 dead, 14 injured in bus fire near Beijing

Six people, including five German nationals and a Chinese, died and 14 others were injured after a tourist bus rear-ended a container truck and caught fire Monday near Beijing, police said. The bus, whose had a license plate from Beijing, was carrying a group of German tourists and was driving on a pivotal expressway linking […]

Chinese, German universities sign cooperation agreement

China’s Tibet University and Germany’s Giessen University signed a cooperative agreement in Beijing Monday. The agreement is within the cooperation framework between the Communist Party of China (CPC) and the Social Democratic Party of Germany. Li Jinjun, vice minister of the CPC Central Committee’s International Department, and Thorsten Schaefer-Guembel, member of the Presidium of Social […]

China reiterates opposition to protectionism

Chinese Vice Foreign Minister Song Tao on Monday reiterated the country’s opposition to protectionism following the European Commission’s (EC) decision to launch an anti-dumping probe into Chinese solar exports. Speaking at a news briefing prior to Premier Wen Jiabao’s attendance of the 15th China-EU Summit in Brussels, Song said a trade war would go against […]

China, Germany discuss solar panel friction

A delegation from the Chinese Ministry of Commerce started two-day talks with the German government about solar panel trade friction on Wednesday. Trade negotiator Chong Quan reaffirmed China’s position on the European Union’s decision to launch a dumping probe into imports of solar panels from China. Chong Quan, Trade Negotiator, Ministry of Commerce said, “We […]

Hu Jintao reaffirms support to Europe in addressing debt crisis

Hu Jintao reaffirms support to Europe in addressing debt crisis

Chinese President Hu Jintao said Thursday that China firmly supports Europe’s efforts to overcome the debt crisis and the important role that the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and other institutions play in resolving European debt issues. Hu made the remarks while meeting with visiting German Chancellor Angela Merkel in the Great Hall of the People […]

Li Keqiang calls for expanding China-Germany cooperation

Li Keqiang calls for expanding China-Germany cooperation

Vice Premier Li Keqiang on Thursday called on China and Germany to expand cooperation in trade, investment and other fields as he met with visiting German Chancellor Angela Merkel. As two countries with strong economic complementarity, China and Germany should expand bilateral trade, increase mutual investment and create a fair, competitive environment so as to […]

China, Germany vow to boost mutual investment

China and Germany on Thursday signed a joint statement to further boost mutual investment between the two countries, according to China’s Ministry of Commerce (MOC). The joint statement, inked between the MOC and Germany’s Ministry of Economy and Technology, was signed during German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s two-day official visit to China. She arrived in Beijing […]

Volkswagen: victim of industrial espionage in China?

Volkswagen: victim of industrial espionage in China?

The Chinese partner of Volkswagen Group China is suspected of engaging in an illegal transfer of technology, causing the detriment to the German car maker, says the German daily newspaper Handelsblatt on Friday, July 27. For several months, the Chinese company FAW, fruit of a joint venture between Volkswagen and Chinese company, conducted “systematic and […]

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