German Chancellor Olaf Scholz hosted Chinese Premier Li Qiang for dinner at the Chancellery, ahead of bilateral talks on Tuesday.
Chinese Premier Li Qiang visited Berlin on Monday, in what was his first trip abroad since he took office in March.
The visit comes as Germany and its European allies are eyeing new strategies for dealing with an increasingly assertive China that has strong relations with Russia.
Li met with Chancellor Olaf Scholz for dinner at the Chancellery. The two men will lead the German-Chinese so-called "government consultations" on Tuesday.
Earlier, German President Frank-Walter Steinmeier president hosted the Chinese Premier at his official Berlin residence upon his arrival.