Chinese President Xi Jinping and Germany’s new Chancellor Olaf Scholz have had their first phone call.  They are pictured here in 2017 in Hamburg. Photo: DPA
Chinese President Xi Jinping and Germany’s new Chancellor Olaf Scholz have had their first phone call. They are pictured here in 2017 in Hamburg. Photo: DPA

Xi Jinping moves to cement China-Germany ties in first phone call with Olaf Scholz

  • After wasting no time in congratulating the new German leader, Chinese president stresses partnership in initial conversation
  • Xi also urged the chancellor to ‘play an active role’ in stabilising Beijing’s relationship with the European Union

Chinese President Xi Jinping and Germany’s new Chancellor Olaf Scholz have had their first phone call.  They are pictured here in 2017 in Hamburg. Photo: DPA
Chinese President Xi Jinping and Germany’s new Chancellor Olaf Scholz have had their first phone call. They are pictured here in 2017 in Hamburg. Photo: DPA
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