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.
He makes Japan-inspired china and relates his metal chair to car fenders. Young German designer Stefan Diez is influenced by his time in Asia, but pays tribute to German craftmanship. His work is on show in Cologne.
Chinese President Xi Jinping proudly opens the World Economic Forum, celebrating the biggest ever Chinese delegation there. But with topics like Brexit, populism, and Donald Trump's recent attack on free trade on the cards, not everyone's so optimistic.