Shanghai is currently hosting the second China International Import Expo. It's a pet project of President Xi Jinping, and over 4,000 firms from 100 countries are taking part.
Business leaders from Berlin are ratcheting up pressure on policymakers and airlines to secure more nonstop intercontinental flights from the German capital. The vast majority of regional firms want a speedy fix.
For weeks now, hundreds of thousands of people have demonstrated in Hong Kong against the increasing influence of the Beijing government over their region. People in mainland China, however, have little sympathy.
Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis is in China — and with him are more than 60 business representatives hoping to pen lucrative deals with the People's Republic.
Negotiators from the world's top two economies are meeting in Shanghai to discuss ways to ease their trade tensions, which have irked businesses and governments worldwide. Expectations for a breakthrough are running low.
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