China is one of Germany's most important markets. China is also very interested in Germany, which is the reason for Prime Minister Li Keqiang’s Berlin visit. But it's not all smooth sailing.
Trump's decision to reimpose a range of economic sanctions on Tehran puts German and EU firms in a tough spot. It seems that their plans for doing business in Iran have to be shelved.
Foreign investors, especially from China, are keen on German know-how - even in sensitive areas. The German government is now seeking powers stop such takeovers to protect strategic industries.
Concerns among German industrialists over market barriers, discrimination, lacking protection for intellectual property and price dumping in China are growing, BDI President Ulrich Grillo says in an interview.
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