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.
The German government has ratcheted up the pressure on the European Union to tighten the rules on foreign corporate takeovers. Berlin fears Chinese transactions are giving Beijing too much access to key technologies.
An exhibition in Berlin's Museum for Photography opens new perspectives on 50 years of Chinese images, focusing on the "10 years of chaos" from 1966-76. How do contemporary photographers deal with this inherited imagery?
Opponents of Bundesliga club Hannover 96's bid to get around the 50+1 rule have been handed a courtroom defeat. Investor Martin Kind is seeking control of the majority of voting rights at the club.
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.
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