German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas has said the nation wants to help resolve tensions between the United States and China when it takes on the European Union presidency for the second half of this year.
The two countries have been at odds for the entirety of President Donald Trump's presidency.
Last week, the Trump administration announced it was reconsidering Hong Kong's special trade and financial status, saying that it was no longer semi-autonomous from the Chinese mainland.
The German foreign minister said an EU-China summit in September will go ahead as planned.
"There are too many important topics that we need to discuss with China," Maas said.