China appears to have become a champion of free trade, praising itself for an 'open-door' trade and investment policy. But how welcome are foreign companies really?
The Chinese premier is meeting with leaders from Central and Eastern European countries at a summit in Sofia as he aims to boost Beijing's trade interests in the region. But Li cannot afford to offend the European Union.
China and Germany drew closer together at the recent inter-governmental summit in Berlin but considerable differences still separate the two nations, says DW’s Frank Sieren.
There are allegedly differences within the Chinese leadership over the course of the trade dispute with the US. A consensus might be found at the traditional summer party conference in Beidaihe.
Chinese media noted the 'coincidence' between what they called de facto German protectionism and EU-US moves this week to avert a trade war. Meanwhile, some in Germany want a tougher trade stance on China.
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