A man cycles past German and EU flags flying at half mast at the German embassy in Beijing on Septr 6, 2021, after the announcement of the death of Germany's ambassador to China Jan Hecker. (GREG BAKER / AFP)
China mourns and regrets the sudden passing of German ambassador to China Jan Hecker, and will provide convenience for his family and the embassy in dealing with follow-up matters, the Foreign Ministry said on Monday.
China is shocked to learn of his death, and sends condolences and sympathies to his family, said ministry spokesman Wang Wenbin at a daily news conference.
Hecker had been working actively in promoting bilateral ties since assuming his post in August, Wang said.