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.
After China, Turkey boasts the biggest civil engineering projects in the world. Most of these multi billion Euro projects have European partners. And such partnerships have become a useful tool in Ankara’s efforts to mute EU criticism over human rights concerns and Turkey’s slide into authoritarianism. Dorian Jones has more from Istanbul.
In China, no animal is revered as much as the giant Panda. The population of this endangered Chinese national symbol has noticeably recovered in recent years. One of the main reasons behind the increase is a growth in world class Panda research and an uncompromising commitment to the animal's protection.
Everyone has a different idea of what fair trade means. For US president Donald Trump, fair trade entails slapping steep tariffs on goods being dumped onto the American market.The president met at the White House with nearly 20 lawmakers to determine whether to slap tariffs on foreign steel imports from countries like China.
Much of Asia is about to shut down for several days for traditional new year celebrations. As the year of the dog begins, there are chaotic scenes as millions of people make their way home. But not before spending a lot of money on gifts.