Economic Superpower: Chinese Expansion Has Germany on the Defensive

Economic Superpower: Chinese Expansion Has Germany on the Defensive

SPIEGEL ONLINE - May 24, 2018

The German economy has grown dependent on China in a development that is now coming back to haunt it. With a global trade war brewing, it will be impossible for the government in Berlin to please both Beijing and Washington. It's time for a new strategy. By DER SPIEGEL Staff more... Comment ]

Nach vier Jahren ohne Trainerjob: Schuster wechselt zum Tabellenletzten in China

Nach vier Jahren ohne Trainerjob: Schuster wechselt zum Tabellenletzten in China

SPIEGEL ONLINE - March 20, 2018

Bernd Schuster geht in die chinesische Super League. Der ehemalige Trainer von Real Madrid soll den Tabellenletzten Dalian Yifang nach oben führen. Ausländische Coaches sind in China begehrt. mehr... Forum ]


The Trade Warrior: Donald Trump's Attack on German Prosperity

The Trade Warrior: Donald Trump's Attack on German Prosperity

SPIEGEL ONLINE - March 12, 2018

U.S. President Donald Trump seems intent on launching a trade war. He is ignoring appeals to common sense coming from Europe and Asia, but one country stands to lose more than any other: Germany. By DER SPIEGEL Staff more... Comment ]

Geopolitical Laboratory: How Djibouti Became China's Gateway To Africa

Geopolitical Laboratory: How Djibouti Became China's Gateway To Africa

SPIEGEL ONLINE - February 08, 2018

Djibouti, one of Africa's smallest countries, has become China's "strategic partner." The Chinese have built a military base and a port, and is currently constructing a free trade zone, fast establishing it as Beijing's gateway to the continent. By Dietmar Pieper more... Comment ]


Germany's Foreign Minister: 'We Are Seeing What Happens When the U.S. Pulls Back'

Germany's Foreign Minister: 'We Are Seeing What Happens When the U.S. Pulls Back'

SPIEGEL ONLINE - January 08, 2018

In an interview, German Foreign Minister Sigmar Gabriel urges Germany to pay greater attention to the future of the EU. He warns that there are no vacuums in international politics and that when the U.S. withdraws, Russia or China step in. Interview Conducted by Christiane Hoffmann and Klaus Brinkbäumer more... Comment ]

Chinese Super League: Das teuerste Missverständnis der Fußballwelt

Chinese Super League: Das teuerste Missverständnis der Fußballwelt

SPIEGEL ONLINE - November 09, 2017

Chinesische Fußballklubs haben millionenschwere Stars verpflichtet - doch der Erfolg bleibt aus. Nun haben sich die Funktionäre eine neue Regel ausgedacht. Von Marco Fuchs mehr... Forum ]


Deutsche Trainer in Fernost: Magath auf Mandarin

Deutsche Trainer in Fernost: Magath auf Mandarin

SPIEGEL ONLINE - August 05, 2017

Der eine ist im Herbst seiner Karriere, der andere hofft noch auf ein Comeback in Europa: In der Chinese Super League kommt es zum deutschen Trainerduell zwischen Felix Magath und Roger Schmidt. Von Marco Fuchs mehr... Forum ]

International Trumpquake: Tentative Stirrings of a Beijing-Berlin Axis

International Trumpquake: Tentative Stirrings of a Beijing-Berlin Axis

SPIEGEL ONLINE - April 20, 2017

With U.S. President Donald Trump threatening Germany and China with a trade war, Beijing and Berlin have begun searching for ways to tighten economic relations. But there is more dividing the two nations than uniting them. By Ralf Neukirch, Gerald Traufetter and Bernhard Zand more... Comment ]


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 ]