German Chancellor Angela Merkel has arrived in China for talks amid efforts to reassure anxious Chinese leaders Europe is resolving its debt crisis.
Merkel is due to deliver a speech Thursday at a government think tank and meet Chinese leaders.
German officials say Merkel's goals include reassuring Chinese leaders about the stability of the 17-nation euro area. They said she will brief them on this week's meeting of European leaders, who agreed on a treaty to impose new spending controls.
Merkel is expected to press Beijing to help Western governments pressure Iran to give up a possible nuclear weapons program by buying less Iranian oil. China gets more than 10 percent of its oil imports from Iran and Beijing has rejected an embargo.