Wednesday, 24 November 2021, Munich, Free State of Bavaria, Germany: Bavaria’s Minister of State for European and International Affairs, Melanie Huml, received high-ranking representatives of the Chinese central government for bilateral talks at Prince Carl Palace.
The Prinz-Carl-Palais (Prince Carl Palace) is the official seat of the Bavarian Premier (Ministerpräsident) yet is normally used for representation purposes. It is named after Prince Carl Theodor of Bavaria, a brother to King Ludwig I.
The delegation was led by the Deputy Chairman of the Political Consultative Conference of the Chinese People, Wan Gang who was accompanied by Shi Mingde, erstwhile ambassador of the PRC in Germany (2012-2019).
The People’s Republic of China has been Bavaria’s most important trading partner since 2018. The Free State maintains partnerships with the provinces of Shandong (since 1987) and Guangdong (since 2004), which are among the top economic performing provinces in China. In addition to the latter, Bavaria maintains foreign representative offices in Shandong (Qingdao) and Guangdong (Shenzhen) and, since July 2018, in Sichuan (Chengdu).
One of the main topics of discussion was market access, and investment restrictions for European companies in China.
For further information
Embassy of the PRC in Germany (HE Ambassador Wu Ken): http://de.china-embassy.org/det/