- Human rights activists and lawyers called the German Chancellor to put human rights on the agenda during her two-day visit to China. Writing in a letter to Merkel them which Chinese lawyers are persecuted and arrested arbitrarily.
Merkel departs Wednesday to the Chinese capital Beijing. Twenty leaders from traveling with her German companies.
" An independent legal profession and a well-functioning justice system is essential for each country, its population and its economy ", says the chairman of the German lawyers association DAV.
King Willem- Alexander played cards human rights on two occasions during his state visit to China, the first time recently during a state banquet with President Xi Jinping, the second time extended during a speech at the Chinese civil service in Shanghai. The king closes the state visit on Thursday.