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.
Despite opposition from businesses, the act was passed almost unanimously in the House of Representatives. More than one million Uighurs are allegedly in forced labor camps in the Xinjiang region.
Amid a growing rift with the United States, China has announced a sanctions regime Beijing says will "protect the interests" of Chinese companies from "unreliable" foreign firms.
Some 300 officers are involved in the raids reportedly targeting alleged crime clan chief Arafat Abou-Chaker. This is the latest development in Germany's nationwide fight against the mounting threat of organized crime.
Along with the pandemic, Angela Merkel, Xi Jinping and EU officials will have much to discuss via video conference. The EU is weighing human rights and business needs in the row between China and the US.
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