Iowa's farmers are on the front line of Donald Trump's 16-month trade conflict with China. The farmers are optimistic now about a resolution – not before time.
The EU will only be able to face China if it acts decisively and manages to present itself as a great power in geostrategic terms, says DW’s Frank Sieren.
China and the US appear to have different views on the details of a still-unagreed trade deal. The tit-for-tat tariffs are hurting both countries and economist Jeffrey Schott told DW both sides hope for a ceasefire.
Xi Jinping has claimed "bullying" tactics have eroded international trade and investment. Vladimir Putin said international growth has been in decline for almost two years.
China's economic slowdown and trade tensions between the world's top two economies have dampened German businesses' spirits. Many German firms operating in China report a "gloomy" business outlook.
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