While the EU still regards Greece as its sore spot, China's discovering its charms. 1.5 million Chinese tourists could soon be visiting the cradle of Western civilization – thanks to direct flights from Beijing.
Footage posted online showing questionable cleaning practices in some hotels in China has sparked social media outrage. Several hotels have apologized, though one said such actions were an "isolated occurrence."
Relations between Taiwan and China have been tense in recent years as Beijing increasingly tries to isolate Taipei globally. The international community should appeal to moderation on both sides, says Alexander Görlach.
The first large-scale pro-independence rally in a generation has brought thousands of people onto the streets of Taipei. China has recently strengthened its determination to bring the self-ruled island under its control.
Donald Trump has ramped up his trade dispute with China. Nevertheless, Beijing has a good shot at being able to keep the damage under control. The key is a dynamic middle class, says DW's Frank Sieren.
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