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Germany's Merkel visits Beijing amid debt worries

world Updated: Feb 02, 2012 08:11 IST

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.

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