Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi (L) meets with his German counterpart Frank-Walter Steinmeier in New York, the United States, on Sept. 20, 2016. (Xinhua/Yin Bogu)
NEW YORK, Sept. 21 (Xinhua) -- Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi said here Tuesday that China is ready for concrete steps to coordinate strategic industrial plans with Germany and enhance cultural and people-to-people exchanges.
Wang made the remarks while meeting with his German counterpart Frank-Walter Steinmeier on the sidelines of a series of UN conferences.
Noting that the relationship between China and Germany has witnessed great momentum, Wang said China is willing to join Germany in better coordinating its Made-In-China-2025 plan and Germany' s Industry 4.0, the initiatives by both nations to upgrade their respective industrial systems.
Beijing also supports Berlin plans to host the Group of 20 (G20) summit in the city of Hamburg, he said.
Wang called on Germany to ensure that the EU fulfills its obligations under Article 15 of the Protocol on China's accession to WTO as scheduled.
Article 15 requires WTO members to stop using an alternative calculation method in anti-dumping investigations against China after Dec. 11 this year.
The Chinese minister also stated Beijing' s stance on the Taiwan issue.
For his part, Steinmeier said his country would like to maintain high-level exchanges with China, and enhance ties.
He also said that the G20 Hamburg summit will carry on with the legacy of the Hangzhou summit, something Berlin will work on with Beijing.
The German side hopes that the EU will make the right decision on Article 15 as soon as possible, the top German diplomat said, adding that Berlin' s stance on the one-China policy has remained unchanged.
Also at the meeting, the two ministers exchanged their views on the Syrian issue and the nuclear problem on the Korean Peninsula.