Angela Merkel aims to ease China-EU trade row
28 May 2013 Last updated at 04:30 BST
German Chancellor Angela Merkel has said she wants to reach an agreement with China over import tariffs and avoid triggering a damaging trade war.
Earlier China's Premier Li Keqiang had warned he was unhappy with European Union probes into Chinese pricing practices in a number of industries.
The EU wants to levy tariffs on Chinese solar panels and phone gear amid claims they are unfairly undercutting rivals.
Stephen Evans reports from Berlin.