Angela Merkel in China for trade talks
Angela Merkel, the German chancellor, has arrived in Beijing for a two-day visit expected to focus on the eurzone crisis, Iran and Syria.
Accompanied by a 20 strong trade delegation, she is scheduled to meet President Hu Jintao and Premier Wen Jiabao in the capital.
This is her fifth visit to China, a strategic economic partner for Germany.
Steve Evans looks at how much the countries need each other.
02 Feb 2012