German-Chinese relations – level 2

22-04-2024 07:00

Germany’s leader Olaf Scholz went to China when relations between Europe and Beijing were not very good.

After meeting with China’s Premier, they talked about how both countries need to do business with each other. China’s President Xi Jinping warned against doing anything that could hurt trade between China and Germany. Germany made a plan last year to not rely too much on China.

Scholz also talked about an attack on Israel by Iran, and he said that everyone should calm down. He also talked about the war in Ukraine. Scholz said that it is important to be practical when dealing with China, but it is not clear if things will get better.

Difficult words: rely (to depend on), calm down (to become less angry, upset, or excited), practical (helpful and real).

You can watch the original video in the Level 3 section.

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