EU members fear hidden cost of Chinese investment – SoftBank's global push to rule the road – Ageing Japan turns to overseas workers
In today's European Union, bickering local elites rely on the support of global powers. Europe has been torn apart by competing factions, warns Ivaylo Ditchev, a cultural anthropologist from Bulgaria.
The Chinese communications and software giant has made major inroads into the Lithuanian telecoms market. But the country's security service increasingly thinks this is a bad idea, writes Konstantin Eggert.
European firms could miss out on China's $900 billion infrastructure initiative, warns a leaked report by EU diplomats. It said the New Silk Road trade corridor has the potential to disadvantage and even divide the bloc.
As emission regulations become stronger for new vehicles in industrialized countries, cars as old as 25 years no longer able to meet emission standards are being exported to Africa. Air quality is suffering as a result.
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