China is funding massive modernization projects in Africa, including the Ivory Coast port of Abidjan. Critics say the initiative is all about spreading Chinese influence abroad and could land countries with debt.
Gotabaya Rajapaksa and his brother, Mahinda, have returned to power in Sri Lanka. They are likely to pivot back to China to help the economy, but the geopolitical landscape has changed with the rise of Modi's India.
The EU and Japan have signed an infrastructure deal to boost connectivity between Europe and Asia. The pact is being described as the EU and Japan's riposte to China's Belt and Road Initiative (BRI).
Cambodia has seen a huge influx of Chinese investment, workers and tourists in recent years. Many in Cambodia are increasingly worried about the negative impact it is having.
Despite significant achievements, China's ruling Communist Party faces a slowing economy and a damaging trade war with the United States. DW business writer Clifford Coonan looks at the challenges ahead.
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