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Germany’s Top Executives to Visit China With Chancellor Scholz

  • Heads of BioNTech, Siemens will also accompany chancellor
  • Whirlwind visit to be over in 24 hours amid Covid restrictions
Olaf Scholz

Olaf Scholz

Photographer: Geert Vanden Wijngaert/AFP/Getty Images

German Chancellor Olaf Scholz will lead a delegation of senior business leaders to China next week, including the chief executive officers of Adidas AG, Deutsche Bank AG, Siemens AG, vaccine maker BioNTech SE and Volkswagen AG, according to people familiar with the matter.

Also on the list are the CEOs of BASF SE, Bayer AG, BMW AG, pharmaceuticals group Merck KGaA and Wacker Chemie AG, among others, the people said, asking not to be identified because the details of the trip are private. Bloomberg News previously reported VW CEO Oliver Blume will join the delegation.