German Chancellor Angela Merkel to discuss rising global trade protectionism with Chinese Premier Li Keqiang when they meet in Berlin on Monday
The Asia-Pacific summit has become the latest stage for the trade dispute between the US and China. Beijing called for consultations as Washington threatened more tariffs.
At the ASEAN Summit in Singapore, Beijing tried to strengthen ties with Southeast Asian states. DW’s Frank Sieren says that could have far-reaching consequences for Europe’s role in global politics.
It is the first time that world leaders meeting at the APEC summit have been unable to sign a final joint communique. The gathering in Papua New Guinea was dominated by diplomatic sparring between the US and China.
The economic upturn in Germany is weakening, according to the country’s leading council of experts, who have lowered their outlook. Uncertainty about global economics was part of the group’s reasoning.
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