Europe and China should hold free trade talks, says Li

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Europe and China should hold free trade talks, says Li

<p>China and Europe should look at holding free trade talks, according to the country’s premier Li Keqiang who is meeting with German Chancellor Angela Merkel.</p> <p>Li also pointed out that China would be a huge market for Germany while his country can learn from German industry.</p> <p>The two leaders signed a framework agreement for strategic cooperation between German carmaker Volkswagen and the Industrial and Commercial Bank of China. </p> <p><span class="caps">ICBC</span> is China’s largest lender, while VW is China’s top-selling car brand. </p> <p>Li and Merkel also discussed the crisis in Syria. He said there must be a political solution. China has repeatedly opposed the use of force.</p> <p>Li said China was seriously concerned about the refugee crisis in Germany and Europe but believes Europe has the ability to meet the challenge.</p>