In the Interview: Monika Grütters - The German Culture and Media Affairs Minister
Angela Merkel has departed for her seventh visit to China as German chancellor, leading an economic delegation. Business is the focus of her visit, though campaigners are hoping human rights will also be on her agenda.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel has kicked off her seventh official trip to China with a visit to the city of Chengdu. A number of deals are expected to be signed by major German firms during her three-day stay.
Fiat has denied a German magazine report saying the Italian carmaker was in talks aimed at merging with Germany's Volkswagen (VW). VW also rejected the notion, claiming it had no new acquisitions on the agenda.
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