Why China’s economy is in trouble and what it means for you
19 August 2022 | 5:41 am
Beijing this week slashed interest rates to boost demand after its zero-COVID policy and a property crash rocked the economy. China's woes will hurt global growth but could also help to cool inflation.
US Secretary of State Antony Blinken and his Chinese counterpart Wang Ji have held their first talks in months. The two discussed tension over Taiwan as well as Beijing's stance on the Russian invasion of Ukraine.
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Chinese electric vehicle battery giants are rushing to invest in Zimbabwe's lithium mines. Lithium is key component in the race to control the EV battery market.
Many African decision makers see their relationships with Europe as recipients of aid, rather than as equal partners on the ground, according to the Friedrich Naumann Foundation. DW examines why this gives China an edge.
German businesses have been losing confidence in the current economic climate as growth prospects worsen. The ifo Institute that published the survey pointed to high energy prices.
Nigeria’s economy witnessed some upheavals in the first half of the year; from rising energy costs and inflation to currency volatility, and lower revenue.
China should also release people detained during Hong Kong's protests in 2019, the UN Human Rights Committee has said. It marks the panel's first recommendation since 2020.
Researchers at Yale University say the Russian economy is suffering massive damage due to Western sanctions, despite Moscow downplaying the effect.
China said it was holding live-fire military exercises off its coast opposite Taiwan, amid rising tensions with the US over a possible trip to the self-governing island by House Speaker Nancy Pelosi.
The US House speaker's short visit to the self-governing island has left Beijing fuming and vowing retaliation. Fears of a new crisis in the Taiwan Strait are rising.
The Chinese military responded to US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi's visit to Taiwan by launching a series of drills after she left. The drills have not just caused political tensions. They have also impacted everyday life along the Taiwanese shoreline.
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