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.
Together with its joint venture on the ground, Japanese automaker Nissan is to make a multi-billion-dollar investment in the production of e-cars in China. Beijing's e-car quota system goes into effect next year.
In 2016, Chinese investors took over more companies in Europe than in the previous four years combined, most of them in Germany. The trend did not continue in 2017 but that was not due to any tightening of Chinese belts.
China is strengthening its military might, while Russia is asserting its foreign policy influence. IISS expert Bastian Giegerich talks to DW about changing US global dominance and the threat of a "great-power war."
Cash-strapped Chinese conglomerate HNA has stepped up efforts to restore confidence and bolster its balance sheet, announcing that it has further reduced its stake in German lender Deutsche Bank.
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