The Chinese economy is stuttering, but China’s appetite for German companies is still voracious. Favored takeover targets for Chinese investors are ailing, medium-sized firms with specialty products.
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.
German football coach Kevin Stotz spent a season and a half working in the Chinese Super League. He spoke to DW about the challenges of working in China and the country's chances of becoming a footballing power.
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.
There promises to be more controversy when China's under-20 football team play their second match as part of a German tour. Their first game was interrupted after protesters displayed Tibetan flags in the stadium.
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