Beijing forecasts trade volumes to double in the next decade. That has got Europeans asking themselves if they'll end up getting nudged out of the region - or if there'll possibly be even more opportunities for them as well, thanks to the Chinese.
The EU hasn't yet had another system to link its emissions trading system with. But a national Chinese scheme launching later this year could be a game-changer.
Intellectual property (IP) is back in focus after US President Trump asked his trade office to look into the issue of China allegedly stealing American technology and IP, and eroding US firms' competitive edge.
The Chinese government has adopted a 'Made in China 2025' economic development strategy which is emerging as a huge risk to Germany's economic base, says economist Christian Rusche from the IW think tank in Cologne.
Argentina and Mexico are important trading partners for Germany - all the more so as Chancellor Angela Merkel heads to Latin America in search of allies against US President Donald Trump's protectionist leanings.
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