G20 sees three-way steel battle between EU, US and China

HAMBURG: While battles between police and protesters smoulder outside, leaders of the European Union, United States and China appear close to a trade war...

China says legally binding Hong Kong handover treaty with Britain has ‘no practical significance’

China appeared to dramatically consign Britain’s responsibility to Hong Kong to history on Friday by saying a treaty signed by Margaret Thatcher which paved...

Op-Ed: Germans fearing China’s world order? Worry about the EU instead

Criticizing what he saw as Washington's isolationist bent, German Finance Minister Wolfgang Schäuble voiced a concern in a speech earlier this month that the...

Norway wants China to forget about the human rights thing and eat salmon instead

Norway is the world’s biggest producer of salmon. But hardly any of it goes to China, the biggest consumer of seafood. Since the Nobel Prize...

Why Chinese investors are snapping up Bordeaux vineyards

In a small city in eastern China, a new $900m theme park has just opened. Set over 1,000 acres and built with the help...

Istanbul a potential base for China’s trade operations, airline services to Europe

Istanbul, acknowledged worldwide for its unique location, is preparing to reinvigorate its title as the bridge between Asia and Europe. One prominent candidate, China,...

Europe Doesn’t Buy China’s Free-Trade Claims

Ruan Zongze has a very simple explanation as to why he is so bullish on trade relations between China and Europe. “China needs Europe’s...

China faces Silk Road setback as some European countries refuse to sign trade text

France, Germany, Estonia, Greece, Portugal and Britain are among the European Union countries spurning China’s Silk Road initiative document, says a diplomat.

What does China think of Macron’s French election victory?

Beijing heaved a sigh of relief at Emmanuel Macron’s decisive ­victory in France’s presidential election on the weekend, a win analysts say helped the continent avoid a political crisis that threatened to throw the European Union into total disarray.

Germany welcomes Chinese investment in financial firms

China is welcome to invest in German financial firms, Germany's top market watchdog said after Chinese conglomerate HNA Group (0521.HK) raised its stake in...
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Russia is helping China build a missile defence system, Putin says

Days after Beijing unveils state-of-the-art missiles, Moscow reveals plan that would ‘radically enhance China’s defence capability’.

Is Germany going soft on China?

If the violence continues in Hong Kong, it could become difficult for Merkel to make the trip at all, let alone focus on business ties.

Merkel Has Made a U-Turn on China But It May Be Too Late

The chancellor must maintain a hard line, but it comes at a high risk for Germany’s export-dependent economy.