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Scholz to Visit China Next Month Amid Unease Over Russian Ties

  • Scholz aims to discuss business links, human rights, Ukraine
  • Germany seeks to reshape strategy in Asia-Pacific region
Olaf Scholz

Olaf Scholz

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German Chancellor Olaf Scholz plans to travel to China around November 3-4 in a delicate balancing act to discuss business interests and human rights violations, people familiar with the matter said.

It will be Scholz’s first China visit as German leader since taking office in December and the chancellor will use the talks in Beijing to also seek clarification on China’s ambivalent role in the conflict over Russia’s military invasion in Ukraine, one of the people said.