German Chancellor Olaf Scholz meets Chinese President Xi Jinping in Beijing on November 4. Scholz is the first Western leader to visit China since the pandemic began. Photo: Reuters
German Chancellor Olaf Scholz meets Chinese President Xi Jinping in Beijing on November 4. Scholz is the first Western leader to visit China since the pandemic began. Photo: Reuters
Wang Huiyao
Opinion

Opinion

Wang Huiyao

Scholz’s Beijing visit brings hope for EU-China relations

  • The German chancellor’s short visit with a business delegation has broken important ground when Germany, like the rest of Europe, faces the very real risk of recession
  • German firms’ commitment to China suggests that, despite the talk of decoupling, the real momentum is towards more engagement with China

German Chancellor Olaf Scholz meets Chinese President Xi Jinping in Beijing on November 4. Scholz is the first Western leader to visit China since the pandemic began. Photo: Reuters
German Chancellor Olaf Scholz meets Chinese President Xi Jinping in Beijing on November 4. Scholz is the first Western leader to visit China since the pandemic began. Photo: Reuters
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