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EU unimpressed by German Chancellor Olaf Scholz’s visit to China

German Chancellor Olaf Scholz’s visit is proving deeply controversial not only among other EU member states but also among his governing coalition partners. PHOTO: REUTERS
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German Chancellor Olaf Scholz arrived in Beijing on Thursday as the first Western leader to visit China since the coronavirus pandemic.

Mr Scholz, who is leading a delegation of senior German business leaders, is presenting his visit as a regular event, providing an important political contact between Asia and Europe’s single biggest economies.

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