Germany’s Scholz confirms to lead business delegation to China in November

BRUSSELS, Oct 21 (Reuters) – German Chancellor Olaf Schultz said on Friday he would travel to China with a delegation of business leaders, but he declined to confirm whether he would join French President Emmanuel Macron travels together.

A spokesman for Scholz said the trip would take place in early November.

The trip comes as Berlin is reviewing its trade ties with Beijing and Scholz’s alliance is debating whether to allow Chinese shipping giant Cosco to invest in the largest port in the northern German city of Hamburg.

Speaking on the sidelines of an EU summit in Brussels, Scholz also said EU leaders now have a precise framework for lowering energy prices and agreed that no country would be vetoed on energy policy.

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Reporting by Sabine Siebold; Writing by Matthias Williams; Editing by Thomas Escriet

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