Chinese cities where Merkel left footprints and forged friendships

By Liu Xiaozhuo and Guo Rong | | Updated: 2019-09-07 15:34
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Xi'an, July 2010

Merkel smiles with two soldiers of the Terracotta Army in Xi'an, July 17, 2010. [Photo/IC]

In July 2010, during a visit to Xi'an, Shaanxi province, Merkel held talks with then-premier Wen Jiabao as well as heads of German and Chinese companies.

Merkel smiles between two horses of the Terracotta Army in Xi'an, July 17, 2010. Merkel celebrates her 56th birthday in Xi'an. [Photo/IC]

Wen accompanied her on a visit to Siemens Signaling Co Ltd, a Sino-German joint venture. Merkel also visited the mausoleum of Qinshihuang, the first emperor of China, where the Terracotta Warriors are located.

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