Chinese businesses have invested billions in African countries. In return, they obtain crucial mineral resources. But as China’s economic growth falters, Africa’s commodities producers are in trouble.
An increasing number of Pakistanis are learning the Chinese language, hoping to land a job in one of the multi-billion-dollar CPEC projects. Some experts see the trend as China's cultural onslaught on Pakistani society.
As Trump's America takes a back seat over climate action, China is expected to take on a lead role in shaping global policies to tackle carbon emissions and promote renewables. Beijing's climate record, though, is mixed.
As an elder statesman, Mugabe can be protected from prosecution, the South Africa spokesman for Zimbabwe's ruling ZANU-PF party told DW. He had no comment on whether Mugabe's wife Grace would face charges.
President Donald Trump's Asia trip was an opportunity for the US to showcase itself as the supreme global power. Instead, President Xi Jinping grabbed the limelight and presented China as the new 'world leader.'
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