China's slowing economy tops the agenda at the G20 conference in Shanghai. Global financial leaders are urging China to carry out structural reforms instead of relying on further fiscal stimulus to boost growth.
China is trying to highlight it is open to importing more at a time it is under pressure to open its markets further. Critics say it is more talk than action.
China is experiencing its weakest economic growth since the global financial crisis of 2008. Since the root causes are homemade, this is not an insurmountable problem, says DW’s Frank Sieren.
Developers in some Chinese cities have cut prices by up to 30 percent as demand for new housing plummets. Public anger has poured onto the streets despite official figures showing a still-healthy property sector.
Washington has banned exports to the Chinese state-controlled chipmaker accusing Fujian of stealing intellectual property. The move comes amid reports that the US plans to slap tariffs on all of China's imports.
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