American food producers are trying to hold onto their markets in China, by at least partly absorbing China's retaliatory import tariffs.
Despite months of relative optimism over Sino-US trade talks, things have hit the skids in recent days with US tariff hikes on Chinese imports. Market reaction has been negative and all eyes are now on China’s response.
Hunger for beef, palm oil, soy and timber fuels rainforest clearance at enormous scales, especially in Brazil and Indonesia. That matters for climate change.
The current African swine fever crisis is an example of how dependent Germany is on China. If Chinese pig farmers cull their hogs the consequences are global, says DW's Frank Sieren.
In the trade dispute between the US and China, Washington has placed all its bets on one card and is flexing its military muscles, too. It shows just how much Trump feels cornered by China's rise, says DW’s Frank Sieren.
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