Beijing auto show - China lifting shareholding limits for car companies
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.
Through a series of major investment funds and development aid projects, Australia and China are trying to outbid each other to create networks of power and influence in poorer Pacific nations.
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.
In a trial that is set to define the future of civil liberties in Hong Kong, accused pro-democracy activists have told DW that Hong Kong's autonomy is under 'coordinated attack' from Beijing.
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