Chinese growth hits three-decade low - Trade dispute simmering between Seoul and Tokyo - Polymer concrete turns desert sand into cement
China's economic woes are hurting its regional neighbors from Seoul to Singapore and Donald Trump's trade war is only partly to blame. Even North Korea's economy has seen the worst contraction in decades.
The US-China trade dispute is high on the ASEAN summit agenda. The bloc's leaders are set to sign an economic partnership deal at their annual meeting in Bangkok, but not all countries want Beijing's economic hegemony.
No end seems to be in sight for the bitter trade spat between the US and China, as Beijing's retaliatory tariffs on US goods kick in. China now plans to create a blacklist of "unreliable" foreign firms.
China's trade dispute with the United States is pushing it closer to Japan. It might not be easy, but Tokyo can no longer blindly depend on Washington, says DW's Frank Sieren.
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