In the wave of China’s billion-dollar-investments in Africa many small traders have come to the continent to set up shop. Low-income households are hungry for cheap goods made in China. What looks like a win-win has its challenges.
The US has removed tariffs on over 400 Chinese goods after American firms complained that the levies would cause economic hardship. But trade talks between the world's top two economies remain on a delicate footing.
The West still regards China’s New Silk Road project with distrust but many countries are benefiting from Chinese investments, says DW's Frank Sieren.
Donald Trump says his administration will enter into an initial bilateral trade deal with Japan in the coming weeks. But the fate of cars and a currency clause remain unresolved.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel will have to strike the right balance on her upcoming trip to China amid mass protests in Hong Kong. But this should be an easy task for her, says DW's Frank Sieren.
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