German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Saturday visited the Chinese provincial capital Wuhan to meet with officials from the central China Hubei province and discuss relations between Germany and the province
The commercial and political relations between Germany and China are strengthened. German Chancellor Angela Merkel, in fact, visited the provincial capital of Wuhan on Saturday to meet officials from the Hubei province of central China.
A group of officials led by Jiang Chaoliang, secretary of the Hubei Provincial Committee of the Chinese Communist Party and president of the Standing Committee of the Provincial People’s Congress welcomed the German chancellor.
Hubei has an optimal geographical position for economic exchanges, being located in the central area of China
The meeting, for Germany, as confirmed by Jiang, focused on strengthening the economic relationship with Hubei which, with its optimal geographical position, located in the central area of China, maintains a good economic momentum as an important place both for the Yangtze River economic belt strategy than for the Belt & Road Initiative.
To underline the fact that Germany for Hubei is the largest trading partner among European countries and that this relationship, over the years, is getting stronger. According to Jiang, the next milestones in this report will be to further open, improve the investment environment, protect intellectual property rights and encourage Hubei companies to invest in Germany.
A fundamental part of the relationship between Germany and Hubei is the Belt and Road Initiative, which gives the infrastructure to strengthen this commercial link
Thus, if on the one hand, Jiang welcomed German companies to invest in Hubei Province and participate in the construction of the Yangzte River economic belt, on the other hand, Merkel said that Germany and Hubei have a huge potential for exchanges and cooperation.
In addition, Merkel said she hoped that the two sides will continue to deepen pragmatic cooperation in economics, science and technology, culture and education, expand bilateral investments and encourage more German companies to settle in Hubei province, so to open up new trading prospects.
Relations between China and Europe are becoming increasingly solid
However, it is not only Germany that seeks more commercial relations with China, but all of Europe and, to allow this relationship to grow, it is Chinese infrastructure.
Suffice it to say that in August the Chengdu transport authorities announced the launch of a new railway line connecting Sichuan province to Budapest, Hungary, while the Chongqing municipality is witnessing an impressive growth in the number of freight train journeys to the EU in the last six months.
Moreover, according to Zhengzhou customs data, there was the supervision of 539 China-Europe freight trains in the first six months of 2019, with an increase of 90.5% over the previous year. These trains carried 230,000 tons of goods worth $ 1.57 billion
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