Stock market turmoil and export slumps – the Chinese economy's soaring growth rates have become a thing of the past. Millions of jobs are at risk. Beijing is responding with structural reforms. Among the losers are migrant workers.
Though the West may look critically at the fact that China's Communist Party's power is increasing, within China it could mean more prosperity and a fairer distribution of wealth, writes DW columnist Frank Sieren.
Britain handed Hong Kong back to China 20 years ago. Beijing should now understand that the "one country, two systems" principle has given rise to an independent generation of Hong Kong residents, says DW's Frank Sieren.
Switzerland has signed up for an Emissions Trading System with the EU. It may be a small beginning but China is to start a similar scheme later in the year.
China has shrugged off a decision by stock index firm MSCI to continue ignoring the country's A shares in its influential global equities index, saying that the gauge cannot be complete without the Chinese stocks.
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