Chinese companies invested increasing amounts of money in the United States for years - until Trump launched a trade war with Beijing. The result he probably didn't hope for: a dramatic drop of Chinese money flowing into the country.
Beijing and Berlin have signed agreements to boost cooperation in the banking and insurance sectors. A trade spat with the US has left China looking for other trade partners.
Amid a trade war with the United States, Beijing has reported its slowest growth rate in nearly three decades. Experts say China will need to pass economic reforms to counter the problem.
Despite Washington's efforts, China's trade surplus with the US grew by more than 17 percent in 2018, according to data provided by Beijing. US exports to China grew by less than one percent last year.
VW is to build a new electric vehicle at its plant in the US city of Chattanooga, expecting to sell a million of them by 2025. The German giant is also moving closer to announcing its partnership with Ford.
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