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 ]

Solar Strife: EU Fires First Shot in Trade War with China

Solar Strife: EU Fires First Shot in Trade War with China

SPIEGEL ONLINE - June 04, 2013

The European Commission on Tuesday announced it was imposing tariffs on Chinese solar panels in response to "price dumping." China has previously warned it would retaliate. The escalating trade war can only have one loser: Germany. By Christoph Pauly and Melanie Amann more... Comment ]

Capital Study: Chinese Investment in Europe Hits Record High

Capital Study: Chinese Investment in Europe Hits Record High

SPIEGEL ONLINE - April 16, 2013

Europe has become the world's largest recipient of foreign investment by Chinese firms. While North America largely views them with suspicion, China's state-owned corporations have been largely welcomed in a continent plagued by recession and in desperate need of cash. By Claus Hecking more...

Goldman Sachs' Jim O'Neill: BRICS 'Have Exceeded all Expectations'

Goldman Sachs' Jim O'Neill: BRICS 'Have Exceeded all Expectations'

SPIEGEL ONLINE - March 21, 2013

Jim O'Neill, who coined the acronymn BRIC for emerging nations, plans to leave his post at Goldman Sachs this year. In an interview with SPIEGEL ONLINE, he discusses the banking industry and why he still sees a bright future for China and Russia. By Erich Follath more...

Rest in Peace: The Dead Children of Guizhou

Rest in Peace: The Dead Children of Guizhou

SPIEGEL ONLINE - January 07, 2013

Since the discovery in mid-November of the bodies of five young boys in China's Guizhou province, the Chinese leadership has sought to distract attention from the case. Reporting on the deaths by SPIEGEL was also hindered. By Bernhard Zand more... Comment ]