China plans to invest more than 5 billion euros ($5.5 billion) in the Great Stone Industrial Park east of Minsk. Critics say it provides little benefit to the country.
China is offering to buy a stake in Saudi national oil conglomerate Aramco directly, the Reuters news agency has reported. But whether the kingdom will play along is not clear at all as it weighs several options.
China's non-financial investment in foreign countries has slumped considerably, figures from commerce officials have shown. The fresh data came as the government kept a tight grip on capital outflows.
Portugal's shoemakers have built a reputation for quality in an industry dominated by low-cost producers. As DW's Jochen Faget finds out, despite intense competition the production lines are still humming nicely.
Chinese e-commerce firm Alibaba already ranks alongside Amazon and Walmart as one of the world's largest retailers. Its latest announcement of a major logistics investment and takeover shows the scale of its ambitions.
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