US president Donald Trump is being given a warm welcome in China by President Xi Jinping. The two leaders are trying to forge a relationship that encompasses North Korea and trade as primary concerns.
A 144-year-old postal treaty has become the latest battleground in the Trump administration's escalating trade war with China. Washington claims the UN treaty benefits China and other countries at the expense of the US.
China's vast export engine unexpectedly accelerated in September, producing a record trade surplus with the United States that could worsen already strained relations between Beijing and Washington.
Relations between Taiwan and China have been tense in recent years as Beijing increasingly tries to isolate Taipei globally. The international community should appeal to moderation on both sides, says Alexander Görlach.
Donald Trump has ramped up his trade dispute with China. Nevertheless, Beijing has a good shot at being able to keep the damage under control. The key is a dynamic middle class, says DW's Frank Sieren.
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