Japan has recorded its largest export gains in more than two years, official figures have shown. The world's third-biggest economy is benefiting in many regions from a market rebound in manufacturing.
After years of spending big money on bringing in foreign stars, China is now aiming to reach the top with a long-term change in strategy. Reaching the quarterfinal of this year's Asian Cup is an important stepping stone.
Amid a trade war with the United States, Beijing has reported its slowest growth rate in nearly three decades. Experts say China will need to pass economic reforms to counter the problem.
China's exports fell sharply in December. Investment decreased, and the growth forecast for 2019 was lowered. But this is less a problem for China than it could be for Germany, DW's Frank Sieren writes.
A rousing second-half comeback saw Marcello Lippi’s China through to the last eight of the Asian Cup. They’ll be joined by Vietnam who held their nerve to beat Jordan on penalties while Iran survived an early scare.
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