Life in a megacity comes at a high premium. In Hong Kong, the costs of living have exploded in recent years, making life almost unlivable for 1 in 6.
Hong Kong independence activist Edward Leung has been sent to prison for taking part in a violent clash with police in 2016. He was among a generation of activists supporting full independence from China.
The travel diaries of renowned physicist Albert Einstein have been translated into English, revealing some unsettling opinions about China and its people. Reactions in Chinese media have been understandably critical.
A DW data analysis reveals that the majority of applications for a German visa come from Asia. While the success rate is better than in places like Africa, one in ten applicants from the continent faces rejection.
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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