The World's Bank: Vast Chinese Loans Pose Risks to Developing World

The World's Bank: Vast Chinese Loans Pose Risks to Developing World

SPIEGEL ONLINE - July 04, 2019

China is the largest creditor in the world, funding infrastructure projects in the developing world in exchange for access to raw materials. A new study shows that the risk of a new debt crisis is significant. By Bartholomäus Grill, Michael Sauga and Bernhard Zand more...

The U.S. vs. China: In A Newly Bipolar World, Europe is Caught in the Middle

The U.S. vs. China: In A Newly Bipolar World, Europe is Caught in the Middle

SPIEGEL ONLINE - June 25, 2019

The trade war between the United States and China is increasingly creating a bipolar world. As U.S. President Donald Trump and Chinese President Xi Jinping prepare to meet at the upcoming G-20 summit, Europe is facing an increasingly tense dilemma: Which side should it choose? By Matthias Gebauer, Peter Müller, Marcel Rosenbach, Michael Sauga and Bernhard Zand more... Comment ]


Brewing Conflict: Protests in Hong Kong Unlikely to Yield Results

Brewing Conflict: Protests in Hong Kong Unlikely to Yield Results

SPIEGEL ONLINE - June 15, 2019

Resistance to a planned extradition law has enlivened the opposition in Hong Kong after several years of placidity. But the danger of confrontation with Beijing is real and neither side seems ready for compromise. By Bernhard Zand more... Comment ]

The Voice of Beijing: China's Expanding Media Dominance in Africa

The Voice of Beijing: China's Expanding Media Dominance in Africa

SPIEGEL ONLINE - June 14, 2019

Chinese state television is gaining influence in Africa. But while the media outlets involved officially claim their journalism is independent, those who work for the companies tell a different story. By Bartholomäus Grill more... Comment ]


The China Question: Time to Find a New Approach to Beijing

The China Question: Time to Find a New Approach to Beijing

SPIEGEL ONLINE - April 30, 2019

China's Silk Road Summit was a clear demonstration of the country's political and economic heft. But with three major historical anniversaries approaching for the country, it is time for the West to fundamentally rethink its relations with Beijing. By Bernhard Zand more...

Großauftrag über 300 Airbus-Maschinen: Verkauft

Großauftrag über 300 Airbus-Maschinen: Verkauft

SPIEGEL ONLINE - March 25, 2019

Es geht um 30 Milliarden Euro: China vergibt einen Großauftrag an den Boeing-Rivalen Airbus. Vereinbart wurde das Geschäft beim Besuch von Staatschef Xi in Frankreich - zusammen mit anderen Megadeals. mehr... Forum ]


A German Prisoner's Account: Forced Labor and Torture in a Chinese Jail

A German Prisoner's Account: Forced Labor and Torture in a Chinese Jail

SPIEGEL ONLINE - March 07, 2019

Robert Rother spent almost eight years in a Chinese prison after being convicted of financial fraud. Now that he's out, he told DER SPIEGEL about the forced labor and torture he witnessed while behind bars. By Jürgen Dahlkamp, Gunther Latsch and Jörg Schmitt more... Comment ]

The Disappeared: An Inside Look at China's Reeducation Camps

The Disappeared: An Inside Look at China's Reeducation Camps

SPIEGEL ONLINE - November 13, 2018

A million Muslims are being held in reeducation camps in northwestern China, where they are forced to learn Mandarin and sing communist songs. Ex-prisoners who have escaped across the border to Kazakhstan talk about their imprisonment. By Katrin Kuntz more... Comment ]


A New Cold War? U.S. Withdrawal from Nuke Treaty Worries Europeans

A New Cold War? U.S. Withdrawal from Nuke Treaty Worries Europeans

SPIEGEL ONLINE - October 30, 2018

U.S. President Donald Trump's decision to back his country out of the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty has European leaders worried about a return of the Cold War. But the decision may have less to do with Russia and more to do with China. By DER SPIEGEL Staff more... Comment ]

Frau von Ex-Interpolchef im Interview: "Sie sind grausam, sie sind dreckig"

Frau von Ex-Interpolchef im Interview: "Sie sind grausam, sie sind dreckig"

SPIEGEL ONLINE - October 19, 2018

Meng Hongwei war der erste Chinese an der Spitze von Interpol - seit Wochen ist er verschwunden. Die Volksrepublik ließ ihn verhaften wegen des Verdachts auf Korruption. Seine Frau schildert die quälende Ungewissheit. mehr... Forum ]