Any change in Taiwan status quo must be peaceful: Scholz

STORY: Scholz also called on President Xi Jinping to use China’s influence on Russia.

“President Xi and I agree that nuclear threats are irresponsible and highly dangerous. By using nuclear weapons, Russia would cross a line which the world community drew together,” said Scholz.

Scholz is the first G7 leader to visit China since the COVID pandemic began. His one-day visit is testing the waters between China and the West after years of mounting tensions, analysts say, with talks touching on Russia's war on Ukraine, climate change, and reciprocal market access.