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China and Germany accuse Russia of threatening to use nuclear weapons in Ukraine

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Xi Jinping and Olaf Scholz condemned Russia’s threat to use nuclear weapons in Ukraine, and both leaders expressed a desire to end the conflict. China’s president stressed the need for greater cooperation between China and Germany in an “era of change and turmoil”, with the two leaders agreeing to “avoid using or avoiding nuclear weapons”.

I am basically against the threat,” he said, but at the same time, he criticized Russia and called for the withdrawal of Russian troops. In a meeting with outgoing Chinese Premier Li Keqiang, Scholz urged President Xi Jinping to use China’s influence as a permanent member of the UN Security Council on Russia to end aggression against Ukraine. urged. “I have told President Xi Jinping that it is essential for China to exercise influence over Russia.

At a press conference, after he met with Li, Scholz said he raised the issue of Taiwan, which China considers sovereign. We have a one-China policy,” he said. “But it also made it clear that any change to the status quo in Taiwan must be either peaceful or consensual. Economic relations “have recently become increasingly difficult for German companies” as they block access and protect ethnic minorities in China.

Scholz’s visit has been welcomed by Chinese leaders who want to strengthen ties with the outside world after the conclusion of the 20th National Congress, which cemented Xi as the nucleus of the ruling Communist Party.

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