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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.

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