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.
According to new data, China's economy performed largely as expected in the last quarter, showing steady economic growth at 6.7 percent. Although trade was down, strong consumer spending helped stabilize the figures.
Right outside the Kenyan capital Nairobi, the national park of the same name is one of the most accessible in Africa. It pulls in 150,000 visitors a year. But the planned Nairobi-Naivasha rail link will cut straight through the park for 6 kilometres - dividing it neatly in two.