Rösler backs interests of German industry in China
Within the framework of his visit to Beijing on the occasion of the second German-Chinese intergovernmental consultations, Federal Minister of Economics and Technology Dr. Philipp Rösler met for talks with, among others, the Chairman of the National Development and Reform Commission (NDRC), Zhang Ping, the Deputy Minister of Commerce, Gao Hucheng, and the Commissioner of China's State Intellectual Property Office (SIPO), Tian Lipu. Minister Rösler in particular called for open markets and intensified activities of the Chinese side when it comes to shape bilateral and multilateral rules.
Federal Minister Rösler said: "The European market is wide open for Chinese companies. We expect the same for access of our firms to the Chinese market. In this context, the equal treatment of German and Chinese companies and closer co-operation in the field of standards play an important role. This is what I also underlined during the talks I held. I am confident that we can further expand our economic relations in the future. Today's signing of the three memoranda on deeper co-operation in the strategic fields of energy, environmental technologies and biotechnology is a major step in the right direction."
Together with his Chinese partners Federal Minister Rösler advocated free trade and thanked the Chinese government for the ongoing support for the German federal government as regards the current sovereign debt crisis in Europe.