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A Trio of Crises Merkel Looking for Help During Visit to China

German Chancellor Angela Merkel needs help -- and in China this week, she has not been afraid to ask for it. She would like to see Beijing exert more pressure on Iran and Syria. Above all, however, Germany wants China to make a concrete pledge to invest in the euro bailout fund.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel (left) and Chinese Prime Minister Wen Jiabao: China has been reserved in pledging concrete aid in the euro crisis.

German Chancellor Angela Merkel (left) and Chinese Prime Minister Wen Jiabao: China has been reserved in pledging concrete aid in the euro crisis.

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