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Scholz criticized China for its exports to Russia

Scholz criticized China for its exports to Russia Photo: Olaf Scholz, Chancellor of Germany (Getty Images)

China and other countries should cease their assistance to Russia, which manifests in the export of goods, stated the Chancellor of Germany, Olaf Scholz.

"We will talk about how no one is allowed to assist," emphasized Scholz in Shanghai, referring to the increase in Chinese exports to Russia following the start of full-scale invasion in Ukraine.

The head of the German government also reiterated calls not to bypass Western sanctions and not to supply weapons to Russia.

According to him, Russia's aggressive war is not just a European problem.

Such statements by Scholz were made on the eve of his meeting with Chinese leader Xi Jinping and Chinese Premier Li Keqiang.

Scholz's visit to China

The representative of the German government, Steffen Hebestreit, announced Scholz's visit to China on April 8. He mentioned that the Chancellor intends to discuss the war in Ukraine and Beijing's influence on Moscow with Chinese officials.

Yesterday, April 14, the head of the German government began his three-day tour of China.

According to Reuters, Scholz aims to address discrepancies with China on a range of issues, including China's trade practices and support for Russia.