Last year China invested about $78 billion in renewable energy. In comparison, Germany spent 13 billion. By 2020, China plans to have invested $361 billion, making it by far the world leader in green energy.
Thousands of people have turned out against a plan to build up to 400,000 homes on reclaimed land off the island of Lantau. Critics warn the project is too costly and will destroy the environment.
German carmaker BMW has announced it's planning to acquire a majority stake in its joint venture in China. It's the first foreign auto manufacturer to do so after Beijing loosened its corporate ownership rules.
The new government in Freetown dismissed the "vanity project" of its predecessors and ended the $400 million contract. Sierra Leone is the latest country to express concern over Chinese influence-peddling.
China's vast export engine unexpectedly accelerated in September, producing a record trade surplus with the United States that could worsen already strained relations between Beijing and Washington.
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