Germany and China have enjoyed a healthy relationship, mostly built on economic and business ties, for over 30 years. The exchange between the two nations has increased as more German companies see the advantages of connections in the Far East and vice versa.
There has also been an increase in diplomatic and political ties between the two countries, with Germany acting as an intermediary for China in its dealings with the European Union. In turn, China has greased the wheels of industry for German initiatives hoping to get a foothold in the lucrative Asian market.
As things have become cosier between the two nations over the past two years, DW-WORLD has been monitoring the developments of the German-Chinese special relationship. Here is a collection of articles cataloguing the industrial, political and cultural exchanges between Germany and China since 2002.