A looming trade dispute between China and the EU is likely to dominate a visit by Chinese premier Lee Kequiang . It's Lee's first trip to Europe since he took office in March. Germany is a key trade partner for China.
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.
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.
Donald Trump ratchets up tensions with plans to impose more tariffs on China. Such punitive measures might be effective in the short term, but in the grander scheme, China has the upper hand, says DW’s Frank Sieren.
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.
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