German Chancellor Scholz meets President Xi in China | Inside Story

The trip comes at a time of deep division between Beijing and the West. During the Ukraine War, China has stayed close to Russia, while Germany and the EU have given weapons to Kyiv and imposed sanctions on Moscow.

The West is concerned about human rights, the treatment of Uighir Muslims – and China’s intentions towards Taiwan. But Germany-Chinese trade relations are extremely important to both. President Xi hopes for more co-operation between their countries. And Chancellor Scholz says he’s not in favour of breaking from China. So, in what direction are relations between China, Germany and the EU going?

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