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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 ]


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 ]

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 ]


The Red Canal: Uncertainties Surround Nicaragua's New Waterway Project

The Red Canal: Uncertainties Surround Nicaragua's New Waterway Project

SPIEGEL ONLINE - November 05, 2014

Nicaragua is soon to begin construction on a new canal connecting the Caribbean Sea with the Pacific Ocean. But even as up to 30,000 people face resettlement, details on the Chinese-funded mega-project remain sparse. By Jens Gluesing more... Comment ]

The Krypton Temple: China's Surging Tech Start-Up Scene

The Krypton Temple: China's Surging Tech Start-Up Scene

SPIEGEL ONLINE - February 13, 2014

A decade ago, the tech scene in China was grim. But these days young start-ups are turning heads and attracting investors from overseas. As their products find success abroad, Chinese entrepreneurs are acting locally, but thinking globally. By Bernhard Zand in Beijing more... Comment ]


Troubled Times: Developing Economies Hit a BRICS Wall

Troubled Times: Developing Economies Hit a BRICS Wall

SPIEGEL ONLINE - February 07, 2014

Until recently, investors viewed China, Brazil and India as a sure thing. Lately, though, their economies have shown signs of weakness and money has begun flowing back to the West. Worries are mounting the BRICS dream is fading. By Erich Follath and Martin Hesse more... Comment ]

Brand Expansion: China's Race to Conquer World Markets

Brand Expansion: China's Race to Conquer World Markets

SPIEGEL ONLINE - January 08, 2014

Chinese firms have embarked on a quest to conquer the world market. Several have already done so, with the help of Western know-how. Established rivals are making the mistake of underestimating them -- until it's too late. By Wieland Wagner more... Comment ]


Capital Flight: Currencies Plunge Rapidly in Asian Economies

Capital Flight: Currencies Plunge Rapidly in Asian Economies

SPIEGEL ONLINE - August 27, 2013

As the credit glut in the US nears an end, the currencies of developing countries like India, Thailand and Indonesia are plummeting. Now there are fears that a redux of the 1997 market crash is on the horizon. By Wieland Wagner more... Comment ]

Kennedy to Obama: The Evolution of Trans-Atlantic Ties

Kennedy to Obama: The Evolution of Trans-Atlantic Ties

SPIEGEL ONLINE - June 11, 2013

Barack Obama's upcoming visit to Berlin has many fondly reminiscing of John F. Kennedy's momentous trip there 50 years ago. Though Germans still revere both presidents, the trans-Atlantic relationship has changed considerably since then. To Europe's detriment. By SPIEGEL Staff more... Comment ]