German Chancellor Olaf Scholz speaks during the 17th Asia-Pacific Conference of German Business. The German leader was in a Singapore for a two-day visit - his first since taking office last December - and will attend the G20 Summit in Bali on Tuesday. Photo: dpa
German Chancellor Olaf Scholz speaks during the 17th Asia-Pacific Conference of German Business. The German leader was in a Singapore for a two-day visit - his first since taking office last December - and will attend the G20 Summit in Bali on Tuesday. Photo: dpa
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Germany’s trade, tech diversification ‘not China decoupling’, Chancellor Olaf Scholz says

  • Diversification plan was part of a national security strategy that Scholz’s ruling coalition was formulating, he said at a conference in Singapore
  • Scholz also suggested that it was unlikely the Bali G20 meeting would lead to a clear consensus on issues such as Russia’s war on Ukraine

German Chancellor Olaf Scholz speaks during the 17th Asia-Pacific Conference of German Business. The German leader was in a Singapore for a two-day visit - his first since taking office last December - and will attend the G20 Summit in Bali on Tuesday. Photo: dpa
German Chancellor Olaf Scholz speaks during the 17th Asia-Pacific Conference of German Business. The German leader was in a Singapore for a two-day visit - his first since taking office last December - and will attend the G20 Summit in Bali on Tuesday. Photo: dpa
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