China is shedding its one-child policy to offset the burden of a greying society. The change in existing laws will allow families to have two children without penalty, although many Chinese couples say they can't afford to grow their families.
The US has ruled that tool chests imported from China have been subsidized and is slapping anti-subsidy duties on them. Trump’s tough stance on the Chinese appears to be kicking in, despite warmer words for Beijing.
Beijing has warned Germany of "defending Tibet independence," saying the match host must ensure respect between the countries. The activists said they only wanted to highlight the plight of Tibetans in China.
A group of activists bearing Tibet flags turned a friendly game between German and Chinese soccer players into a political event. Beijing’s reaction may have been too harsh, thinks DW’s Frank Sieren.
A book alleging wide Chinese influence on institutions in Australia has been pulled, with the publisher citing concerns of legal action from Beijing. Fears are growing that freedom of speech is being curbed from abroad.
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