Last year China invested about $78 billion in renewable energy. In comparison, Germany spent 13 billion. By 2020, China plans to have invested $361 billion, making it by far the world leader in green energy.
Relations between Beijing and Canberra have been put under pressure with Australia's introduction of an anti-foreign interference bill and reports of a Chinese military base being planned in Vanuatu.
China has finally announced a timeline for opening up its manufacturing sector to foreign investors. The move comes as current restrictions increasingly trouble companies, including German carmakers.
European firms could miss out on China's $900 billion infrastructure initiative, warns a leaked report by EU diplomats. It said the New Silk Road trade corridor has the potential to disadvantage and even divide the bloc.
In the trade war with the US, Chinese President Xi Jinping has promised to open markets further. President Donald Trump seems willing to show some leeway, says DW’s Frank Sieren.
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