Germany’s Scholz pressed Xi on war in Ukraine, human rights during trip to Beijing
German Chancellor Olaf Scholz (left) met with Chinese President Xi Jinping in Beijing on Friday. Photo: Kay Nietfeld/Pool/AFP via Getty Images
German Chancellor Olaf Scholz met with Chinese leaders in Beijing on Friday, and raised the war in Ukraine, increasing tensions between Beijing and Taiwan, and human rights abuses in Xinjiang, but focused largely on business with China.
The big picture: Scholz’s trip to China, the first among EU leaders since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, has raised concerns among his coalition partners and other EU members that it could send a confusing signal about how Europe’s largest economy