Lisa Haseldine Lisa Haseldine

‘Wrong visit, wrong time’: What Germany makes of Scholz’s Beijing trip

Olaf Scholz and Xi Jinping in 2017 (Credit: Getty images)

This afternoon, German Chancellor Olaf Scholz goes to China. His one-day visit to Beijing is the first by a democratic leader since the outbreak of the Covid pandemic nearly three years ago. But before he has even touched down on Chinese soil, Scholz’s trip is going down badly back home.

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