At the National People's Congress in Beijing, outgoing Premier Wen Jiabao said his country needs sustainable growth to achieve its goals. He set a growth target of 7.5 percent for the current year, with an inflation goal of 3.5 percent.
In a recent speech in Berlin, South Korean President Moon Jae-in said his vision of unification with the North could follow the example of Germany. But with China next door, not many see that happening any time soon.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel and French President Emmanuel Macron are meeting to discuss the future of the EU. Both have presented their proposals and DW shows where they see eye to eye — and where they are at odds.
The International Monetary Fund criticized Trump's tariffs plans and warned of their negative impact. The IMF also said by 2020 US economic growth will dip to lower levels than the White House predicts.
American-German businessman Martin Richenhagen is far from happy about the Trump administration's aggressive trade policies. "We are surprised on a daily basis by strange initiatives," he told DW.
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