Authorities in Beijing are evicting migrant workers from their homes. Some have left the city, others are camping out on the street. With 22 million inhabitants, the city is bursting at the seams. This is a move to cut the population by 2 million.
Losers or winners of globalization? At the Berlin poetry festival, Ai Weiwei and Yang Lian connect through verse and on a T-shirt, while a Chinese factory worker becomes a literary star through her migrant worker poetry.
Despite the threat of a trade war with the US, China's economic growth has exceeded expectations, allowing an opportunity to address certain problems, says DW's Frank Sieren.
Though the West may look critically at the fact that China's Communist Party's power is increasing, within China it could mean more prosperity and a fairer distribution of wealth, writes DW columnist Frank Sieren.
China is shoring up its sphere of influence in Southeast Asia through aid and investment. By funding infrastructure and development, China can increase its economic and strategic leverage over poorer neighbors.
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