Merkel Woos Xi With German Industrial Might as EU Courts China

  • Chancellor to Beijing just days before France's Hollande
  • Chiefs of VW, Siemens, Deutsche Boerse along for the trip

Angela Merkel, Germany's Chancellor, left, speaks during a news conference in Paris, France, on Oct. 2.

Photographer: Christophe Morin/Bloomberg

Chancellor Angela Merkel is touting German industrial strengths on a trip to China as European countries jostle to court President Xi Jinping for his country’s business.

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