US president Donald Trump is being given a warm welcome in China by President Xi Jinping. The two leaders are trying to forge a relationship that encompasses North Korea and trade as primary concerns.
Chancellor Angela Merkel has spoken with Chinese President Xi Jinping about steel overcapacity and the US threat of tariffs. They are to work on solutions through the G20 group of industrialized nations.
The appointments will impact China's economic reform efforts and its drive to modernize its armed forces. The National People's Congress also confirmed appointments to the posts of finance, commerce and foreign minister.
The Trump administration is reportedly preparing to impose tariffs targeting Chinese tech and telecommunications imports. Should Washington follow through on the move, it could spark harsh retaliation from Beijing.
Donald Trump seems bent on intensifying his battle against "unfair" global trade practices, as he's reportedly seeking to impose tariffs on Chinese imports. DW examines whether Trump has a point in taking on China.
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