Thousands of Chinese companies are presenting their latest gadgets at China's largest trade fair. It is seen as a barometer for the entire economy. Around two thirds of exporters here expect the slowdown to last for at least 6 months.
Guitars, pianos, drum sets, DJ mixers and more that combine vintage appeal with cutting edge innovation are showcased at this year's Frankfurt Music Fair. Near 2000 exhibitors are presenting their wares over three days.
The coffee company is known for its culture of rapid expansion but it is taking a particular punt on China. As it opens a 'shrine' to coffee in Shanghai, it is hoping to eventually make the Chinese market its biggest.
The appointments will impact China's economic reform efforts and its drive to modernize its armed forces. The National People's Congress also confirmed appointments to the posts of finance, commerce and foreign minister.
As Washington plans to impose massive tariffs on imports from China, Beijing has expressed its intention to avoid a trade war while vowing to defend its interests. Experts say a trade conflict could hurt China's economy.
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