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The Maritime Silk Road: China's High Seas Ambitions

The Maritime Silk Road: China's High Seas Ambitions

SPIEGEL ONLINE - September 08, 2016

With its Maritime Silk Road, China is tapping the world's oceans for its own strategic purposes. It's a bold plan that is causing unease in India and the United States -- and also has implications for Europe. By Bernhard Zand more... Comment ]

China Heads West: Beijing's New Silk Road to Europe

China Heads West: Beijing's New Silk Road to Europe

SPIEGEL ONLINE - August 31, 2016

China is building new roads, railroads and pipelines from Central Asia to Europe in an effort to build new connections to the rest of the world. The results may be good for the Chinese -- but less so for the other countries involved. By Erich Follath more... Comment ]


Pacific War Games: Why China is Taking Part in US Military Exercises

Pacific War Games: Why China is Taking Part in US Military Exercises

SPIEGEL ONLINE - August 17, 2016

The United States invited countries from around the Pacific to the world's biggest international maritime exercise, including its greatest rival, China. Its participation says a lot about the country's ambitions -- and its limits. By Bernhard Zand more... Comment ]

Chinesische Fußball-Liga: Kaufrausch im Namen des Volkes

Chinesische Fußball-Liga: Kaufrausch im Namen des Volkes

SPIEGEL ONLINE - February 09, 2016

Ramires, Martínez, Teixeira: Die Chinese Super League hat in diesem Winter mehr Geld für Spieler ausgegeben als die englische Premier League. Was will China mit den Stars? Und wer steckt hinter den Klubs? Von Maximilian Kalkhof mehr... Video | Forum ]


Chinese Billionaire Zhang Xin: 'The Old Model Doesn't Work Anymore'

Chinese Billionaire Zhang Xin: 'The Old Model Doesn't Work Anymore'

SPIEGEL ONLINE - January 22, 2016

In a SPIEGEL interview, billionaire real estate mogul Zhang Xin discusses the recent market crash, the end of China's building boom and why she views Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg as a role model for the wealthy. Interview Conducted by Bernhard Zand more... Comment ]

Prognose für China: Zwei Millionen Tote durch Rauchen - pro Jahr

Prognose für China: Zwei Millionen Tote durch Rauchen - pro Jahr

SPIEGEL ONLINE - October 09, 2015

Zwei Drittel der jungen Männer in China greifen regelmäßig zur Zigarette - mit schwerwiegenden Folgen. Bereits 2030 könnten doppelt so viele Menschen an den Folgen des Rauchens sterben wie 2010. mehr... Forum ]


Ready for Take-Off: China Steers Course Between Prestige and Profit

Ready for Take-Off: China Steers Course Between Prestige and Profit

SPIEGEL ONLINE - August 20, 2015

China's slowing economy has German industry worried about its exports to Asia. But as it goes about beefing up the transportation sector, the country poses a completely different threat in the longer-term. By Bernhard Zand more... Comment ]

'Nobody Has Endless Strength': Ai Weiwei's New Life in Europe

'Nobody Has Endless Strength': Ai Weiwei's New Life in Europe

SPIEGEL ONLINE - August 13, 2015

Chinese artist Ai Weiwei was finally given his passport back and immediately left the country to join his family in Germany. But he is unsettled by his newfound freedom and he is searching for a new role. SPIEGEL caught up with him in Munich. By Bernhard Zand more... Comment ]


A Man in Full: To Hell and Back in the Chinese Healthcare System

A Man in Full: To Hell and Back in the Chinese Healthcare System

SPIEGEL ONLINE - May 28, 2015

When a farmer and migrant worker got thrombosis in his legs, China failed him. In the end, he had to saw off his own rotting leg in order to survive. Zheng Yanliang's story is an allegory of the struggle to modernize the Chinese healthcare system. By Bernhard Zand more... Comment ]

Interview with Chinese Artist Ai Weiwei: 'The State Is Scared'

Interview with Chinese Artist Ai Weiwei: 'The State Is Scared'

SPIEGEL ONLINE - May 20, 2015

In a SPIEGEL interview, Chinese artist Ai Weiwei, 57, discusses the continuing repression faced by civil rights activists in China, why he believes progressive change in the country is inevitable and shameful human rights violations in the United States. Interview Conducted By Bernhard Zand more... Comment ]