German Chancellor Becomes First Western Leader to Visit China Since COVID

German Chancellor Olaf Scholz as well as the country’s top business leaders met with Chinese President Xi Jinping in Beijing today, in the first trip to China by a G-7 leader in three years.

Scholz has pushed for a close relationship with China despite its recent advances toward dictatorship and widespread opposition within Germany.

We have long forecast a closer relationship between Germany and China, and German business leaders are helping to make that happen. To learn why, read our article from earlier in the week “Germany Forges New Economic Alliance With China.”