While other countries reassess their relationship with Beijing, Chancellor Olaf Scholz becomes a tool with which Xi Jinping tries to chip away at G7 unity.
China takes the spotlight during German Chancellor Olaf Scholz '12 hour trip to China. Meanwhile, favored partner Japan welcomed Germany's Federal President.
If the statue in Germany, a major European country, is allowed to stay, it could spread the fabricated history written on it into the international community.
Does Japan have the will to transform into a normal country, like Germany has done almost instantaneously in the wake of the Ukraine crisis?