During his visit to the UK Chinese President Xi Jinping has sealed a multi-billion dollar deal to finance nuclear power stations in Britain. Prime Minister David Cameron hails the agreement as historic and hopes for more investment.
China has been a major investor in Europe over the past decade, pumping money to buy a number of strategic and high-tech assets. But Chinese investments have caused both exultation and trepidation.
Berlin Zoo's new star attractions landed in the German capital. Meng Meng and Jiao Qing, two Chinese giant pandas, will be introduced to the public next week by Chancellor Angela Merkel and Chinese President Xi Jinping.
PM Shinzo Abe sees opportunities for Japanese companies in the ambitious economic development plan, but he also fears not taking part may mean Tokyo being sidelined by increasingly wealthy and influential Beijing.
In a surprise move the UK government is to review a multi-billion project to build the country's first nuclear power station in decades. Security, costs and technical difficulties are part of the problem.
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