Thousands of Uzbek farmers are harvesting silkworm cocoons to keep their market share in the international silk trade. It's hard work witk little pay. So some are hoping to attract tourists to subsidize their income.
US President Donald Trump has threatened new tariffs on Chinese imports, raising fears of an escalating trade war. Trump threatened further sanctions should China — which accuses the US of "blackmail" — retaliate.
American-German businessman Martin Richenhagen is far from happy about the Trump administration's aggressive trade policies. "We are surprised on a daily basis by strange initiatives," he told DW.
Beijing has announced retaliatory measures after the US imposed fresh tariffs on Chinese technology products. Beijing announced tariffs on a $34 billion list of American goods including soybeans and whisky.
The US economy is in excellent health. Unemployment is very low while consumer and business confidence is at record highs. Is Donald Trump a miracle worker, or is a darker vista waiting over the horizon?
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