There are signs of consumer hesitation among the Chinese - a trend which is evident in Japan. There, the Lunar New Year holiday attracted the usual invasion of Chinese tourists - but they weren't splashing out as much as last year.
International tourists spent more than 41.3 billion Australian dollars (32 billion US dollars) in Australia last year, with a quarter of that amount coming from Chinese visitors, the government said Wednesday.
Countries across the world have urged Washington to exempt them from the steep tariffs on steel and aluminum, with the EU warning it would retaliate if hit. Chinese steelmakers urged Beijing to target US coal.
A Chinese company is the leader in patent applications in Europe. And for the first time, China has received more patent filings than the USA, EU, Japan and South Korea combined. What does this all mean?
Japan is rethinking the ways in which its official development assistance is provided to developing nations in order to promote its vision for a "free and open Indo-Pacific strategy." Julian Ryall reports from Tokyo.
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