Merkel's 12 visits to China during her 16-year tenure as German Chancellor
By Global Times, Published: 2021/9/25 15:38:08
Merkel Photo:CFP
Editor's Note:
German Chancellor Angela Merkel visited China 12 times during her 16-year tenure, forging a friendship with the Chinese people. She not only left her mark on Beijing but also cities outside of the capital such as Tianjin, Xi’an, Hangzhou, Wuhan and Guangzhou. Take a look!

German Chancellor Angela Merkel reviews Chinese troops in front of the Great Hall of the People, in Beijing, on May 22, 2006. Photo: CFP
German Chancellor Angela Merkel plays a diabolo, or a Chinese yo-yo, in Beijing's Zhongshan Park, on August 27, 2007. Photo: CFP
German Chancellor Angela Merkel takes a tour of the Beijing Benz-Daimler Chrysler plant on October 23, 2008. Photo: CFP
German Chancellor Angela Merkel stands between two horses of the Terracotta Army in Xi'an, Northwest China’s Shaanxi Province on July 17, 2010. Photo: CFP
German Chancellor Angela Merkel stands in a control room during her visit to a plant of Herrenknecht Tunnelling Equipment Co Ltd in Guangzhou, South China’s Guangdong Province on February 3, 2012. Photo: CFP
Former Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao accompanies German Chancellor Angela Merkel on the Beijing-Tianjin Intercity Express to North China's Tianjin on August 31, 2012. Photo: Xinhua
German Chancellor Angela Merkel visits the FAW-Volkswagen plant in Chengdu, Southwest China’s Sichuan Province on July 6, 2014. Photo:CFP
German Chancellor Angela Merkel talks to children of Jinputao Primary School in Hefei, East China’s Anhui Province on October 30, 2015. Photo: CFP
German Chancellor Angela Merkel receives an honorary doctorate from Nanjing University president Chen Jun in Beijing on June 12, 2016. Photo: CFP
German Chancellor Angela Merkel attends the opening ceremony of the G20 Summit in Hangzhou, East China’s Zhejiang Province on September 4, 2016. Photo: CFP
German Chancellor Angela Merkel attends the opening ceremony of the Shenzhen innovation hub of the German Industry and Commerce Ltd in Shenzhen, South China's Guangdong Province, on May 25, 2018. Photo: Xinhua
German Chancellor Angela Merkel poses for a photo on Wuhan Yangtze River Bridge during her visit to Wuhan, Central China's Hubei Province on September 7, 2019. Photo: IC
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