Is there any merit to criticism of Germany's trade surplus? When can success be considered a problem?
Fresh trade figures from China have shown that heavily criticized trade imbalances between the world's two leading economies have grown. The White House will not be amused by Beijing's renewed export drive.
Despite the threat of a trade war between the EU and US, goods slapped with tariffs only make up a small percentage of total trade between the two sides. DW looks at the US's trading relationship with the EU and Germany.
A surprise jump in China's April exports has caused its massive trade surplus with the US to grow further, putting additional strain on high-level trade talks next week aimed at avoiding a trade war over the issue.
The US-China trade row has seen carmakers worrying about their exports to the world's second-largest economy. German auto manufacturers are particularly concerned and suggest removing industry tariffs completely.
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