China's Premier Wen Jiabao (L) and German Chancellor Angela Merkel inspect honour guards during a welcome ceremony at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing July 16, 2010. Merkel will discuss exchange rates and export subsidies with Chinese officials during her three-day visit to China, a German government official said on Tuesday.[Agencies]
BEIJING - Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao and German Chancellor Angela Merkel started talks here Friday, focusing on economic and political issues.
Wen hosted a red-carpet welcome ceremony for Merkel, who is on her fourth China tour since taking office, before the meeting at the Great Hall of the People.