The US is expected to announce hefty penalty tariffs against Chinese goods for stealing American intellectual property and selling it back to the US at dumping prices.
The US and China have made progress and come to a "phase one" deal, US President Donald Trump has said. Washington suspended the tariff hike on $250 billions in Chinese goods which was set to go into effect next week.
In the misty High Tatras, industry leaders in Central and Eastern Europe said ambitious approaches are needed to tackle the challenges of technological innovation. For some in the region, Germany has a key role to play.
More and more Western firms are relying on the vast Chinese market for their sales and profits. But doing business in China means toeing the Communist Party's line and any criticism can cost them business.
The Chinese economy grew an underwhelming 6% in quarter three, its weakest rate in at least 27 years. An ongoing trade war with the US continues to weigh on the world's second largest economy.
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