Thanks to years of robust growth China has managed to transform itself from a struggling nation to the second largest economy in the world. But credit and subsidies have bankrolled much of that growth. When will the bubble burst?
China is "one of the most restrictive economies in the world," concluded a recent survey by the EU Chamber of Commerce in China. The chamber's president tells DW about European firms' challenges in doing business there.
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.
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.
As US President Donald Trump's trade policies drive a wedge through the G7, China has presented a unified front in its SCO group. Iran is stepping up efforts to be accepted into the regional bloc.
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