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

Topic |   China-EU relations
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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