With a population of 1.3 billion the People's Republic of China is the most populous country in the world. It has developped into an economic superpower.
China is one of Germany's top trading Partners. The PRC has a one-party system and is governed by the Chinese Communist Party.
China has announced plans to build a new megacity. Called Xiongan New Area, the economic zone will eventually cover an area nearly three times the size of New York. The announcement has already led to a flurry of property and financial speculation.
US President Donald Trump has invoked national security concerns to demand a probe into US steel imports. While the move risks blowback from China, Trump's announcement saw shares in US steel rallied by over 8 percent.