The EU plans to block 'politically motivated' foreign investment in sectors that could harm strategic interests. The draft proposal refers to the need to reduce Chinese infiltration.
Germany's Siemens and France's Alstom may be on the verge of merging their rail businesses, media reports suggest. It would come at a time when they are facing growing competition from China's state-backed rival CRRC.
The EU is seeking a greater say in foreign takeovers of "critical" infrastructure and companies, with EU Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker demanding a screening procedure of investments, notably from China.
If the European Union continues to underestimate its bilateral economic and power relationship with China, it risks not being able to improve its position, says DW's Frank Sieren.
China wants to base its future economic growth on highly developed automated systems in the workplace. DW's Frank Sieren says that although this is an important strategic step globally, it poses great risks domestically.
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