On the world stage, China presents itself as an open market. But foreign investors there are telling a different story. They feel that China doesn't treat them as well as Europe treats Chinese investors.
Policymakers in Europe have spared no effort to emphasize that there can be no winners in an escalated trade conflict between the United States and China. But a fresh study shows there are several beneficiaries.
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.
Beijing has been making big steps recently toward solidifying a sphere of influence in the Asia Pacific. Defending these interests will require a buildup of Chinese naval power that could heighten conflict with the US.
The Asia-Pacific summit has become the latest stage for the trade dispute between the US and China. Beijing called for consultations as Washington threatened more tariffs.
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