German Chancellor Angela Merkel is wrapping up her two-day visit to Japan to promote a wide-ranging free trade agreement between the EU and Japan, that came into effect last week. On Tuesday she met with university students, stressing again the need for a new multilateral approach to global trade.Talking at Keio University, Merkel addressed the ongoing trade dispute between the US and China, saying that Germany and Japan would be the first to feel the fallout if Chinese consumption collapses due to the trade tensions. Asked about business relations with China and on-going conerns about data protection, Merkel also spoke about the role Chinese technology giant Huawei could play in the German telecommunication’s landscape.
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