Increasingly, German mid-sized companies are bringing their manufacturing base home. The reason: quality, flexibility and greater automation.
Activists from 35 countries met in Berlin this week to call for a ban on lethal autonomous weapons, ahead of new talks on such weapons in Geneva. They say that if Germany took the lead, other countries would follow.
Digital networking has been a big topic for years at the Hanover industrial fair. What the event shows in 2019 is just how important fast data transmission technology is for market players. DW's Andreas Becker reports.
The size of the economically active population has been dwindling in China for decades, posing a challenge to the social security system. But it’s not the end of the world, says DW’s Frank Sieren.
Mechanical engineering has been a crucial pillar of Germany's export-oriented economy, but Chinese competitors are catching up fast, as DW's Zhang Danhong and Andreas Becker report from the Hanover industrial fair.
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