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China’s economy grew 6.6% in 2018, its slowest rate since 1990, with trade issues impacting the world’s second-largest economy. DW asked Martin Jacques, an academic who predicted the rise of China, to unpick the signals.
The meeting between Chinese President Xi Jinping and Indian PM Narendra Modi comes after Beijing sharply criticized New Delhi's recent actions in India-administered Kashmir and supported India's rival Pakistan.
Illegal refrigerant imports are flooding the European market, contributing emissions equivalent to four coal-fired power plants in 2018. These hydrofluorocarbons, also known as HFCs, primarily come from China.
More and more Western firms are relying on the vast Chinese market for their sales and profits. But doing business in China means toeing the Communist Party's line and any criticism can cost them business.
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