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For more analysis on the German Chancellor's visit and Sino-German relations, we're joined in studio by Mr. Bernt Berger, a research fellow from the German institute for international and security affairs in Berlin.
Q1: Hello, Bernt. Thanks for joining us. This is Angela Merkel's fourth visit to China since taking office in 2005 and will celebrate her 56th birthday while here. How have Sino-German relations developed since she became leader?
Q2: Economy and trade topped the agenda of the discussions between the two sides. Why does economic cooperation hold such significance in bilateral ties?
Q3: Premier Wen says Chancellor Merkel's visit bears "historic significance". How do you view the future development of Sino-German relations?