06:54 GMT13 May 2021
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    The meeting, held in a videoconference format, is a follow-up to the 22nd bilateral EU-China summit that took place on 22 June, focusing on COVID-19 and economic recovery, EU-China bilateral ties, Hong Kong and human rights, as well as international issues.

    Sputnik is live from Brussels, Belgium as German Chancellor Angela Merkel, European Council President Charles Michel, and European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen are holding a press conference following an online meeting with a Chinese delegation headed by President Xi Jinping.

    The meeting focused on EU-China relations, as well as the response to the COVID-19 pandemic, economic, trade, and climate issues.

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