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Germany Wants Europe to Help Shape China's Belt and Road Initiative

19 December 2016

By Jan Gaspers (via The Diplomat)

Berlin wants to manage the geopolitical implications and to ensure the economic sustainability of China’s pet project.

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China’s high-tech strategy raises the heat on industrial countries

16 December 2016

By Jost Wübbeke and Mirjam Meissner

The world's current leaders in advanced manufacturing must prepare for growing competition and ensure that China’s industrial upgrade doesn’t come at their expense, the authors of a new MERICS Paper on China argue in an article for our partner publication The Diplomat.

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China’s currency manipulation: Donald Trump barks up the wrong tree

08 December 2016

By Rolf J. Langhammer

US President-elect Donald Trump has continued branding China as a currency manipulator – accusing the country of keeping the yuan low to help Chinese exports and harming jobs in the US. But in fact China’s currently intervenes in the opposite direction to prevent a weakening of the yuan – supporting American jobs.  

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China’s dangerous real estate spiral

07 December 2016

By Sebastian Heilmann and Matthias Stepan

Government intervention has so far averted a crisis in China’s booming property market. But local and central efforts to prevent bubbles from building up have created new risks for the economy.

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Trump’s „America First” strategy would make China greater than it wants to be

01 December 2016

By Hanns W. Maull

Donald Trump’s election as US president has increased expectations for China to act as a responsible global power. But Beijing is unlikely to fill these expectations, and China risks being harmed by the fallout of an erratic and possibly reckless US foreign policy. 

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