German Chancellor Olaf Scholz during a meeting with Chinese Premier Li Keqiang at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing, China, on November 4, 2022. Photo: EPA-EFE
German Chancellor Olaf Scholz during a meeting with Chinese Premier Li Keqiang at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing, China, on November 4, 2022. Photo: EPA-EFE
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Ideology second best as pragmatic Scholz leads way on China

  • The German chancellor has made it clear that ‘decoupling from China is not the answer’, and other European leaders should remember this following his first state visit to Beijing

German Chancellor Olaf Scholz during a meeting with Chinese Premier Li Keqiang at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing, China, on November 4, 2022. Photo: EPA-EFE
German Chancellor Olaf Scholz during a meeting with Chinese Premier Li Keqiang at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing, China, on November 4, 2022. Photo: EPA-EFE
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