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.
China and the US appear to have different views on the details of a still-unagreed trade deal. The tit-for-tat tariffs are hurting both countries and economist Jeffrey Schott told DW both sides hope for a ceasefire.
The People's Republic of China has launched Huawei 5G networks, but the telecoms giant cannot shake off the view it is too close to the Chinese government, argues DW's Clifford Coonan.
China's economic slowdown and trade tensions between the world's top two economies have dampened German businesses' spirits. Many German firms operating in China report a "gloomy" business outlook.
China is the world's second-largest economy and is fast catching up on the US amid a trade war, while Russia is, well, still Russia. So, as the BRICS meet up, we ask what is the point of this oddly divergent group.
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