Red lanterns herald the beginning of the Year of the Fire Rooster in China. © Fotolia / beltsazar

China in the Year of the Fire Rooster: Many Eyes on Economic Policy

China has entered the year of the fire rooster. The Chinese New Year, which started in late January, is the most important public holiday in China. Following the election of US President Donald Trump, many European companies are looking East at the beginning of the new year. Thanks to its representation in Beijing, the BDI has its finger on the pulse of developments in China.

Hanna Müller im BDI Büro in Peking © BDI

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World Trade

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Digital infrastructure

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World Trade

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