Global trade policy is like a strategic game: a combative US President Donald Trump imposes trade tariffs. China's President Xi Jinping immediately hits back, while the European Commissioner for Trade Cecilia Malmström tries the diplomatic approach.
China is trying to divide the European Union on the issue of trade. It must not be allowed to succeed, says DW's Christoph Hasselbach. By presenting a united front, the bloc can win far more concessions from Beijing.
While Italy wants a part in China's new Belt and Road project, the European Union as a whole would like to halt China's increasing influence. DW's Frank Sieren argues that a common strategy is needed.
Though the European Union is calling for a unified approach to trade with China, the individual member states are courting the country for investment. That has created quite the tightrope act, DW's Frank Sieren writes.
President Donald Trump has expressed hope trade talks between the US and China will leave 'nothing unresolved.' High-ranking officials from both sides are back at the negotiating table as talks enter their second day.
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