NBA, China dig in on dispute over executive tweet - China voices 'strong dissatisfaction' over blacklist - New IMF head warns of 'synchronised slowdown'
The recent trade agreement between China and the US isn't much more than a declaration of intent. Yet it's no surprise that Trump is touting its success, since he's swimming in problems at home, says DW's Frank Sieren.
In her inaugural speech in Washington, IMF managing director Kristalina Georgieva pushed for a coordinated effort to fight the sluggish global economy, calling Germany to do its part and start spending more.
The Chinese economy grew an underwhelming 6% in quarter three, its weakest rate in at least 27 years. An ongoing trade war with the US continues to weigh on the world's second largest economy.
US President Donald Trump spoke of "very, very good negotiations with China" after a day of trade talks at the White House on Thursday. But experts say the most one can hope for is token concessions.
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