Chinese investment could become a challenging factor for the European future of the Western Balkans.
How the Merkel government is risking Germany’s future by underinvestment and other ill-applied policy approaches.
The Economist’s recent feature on today’s Germany as a model for all of Europe was fake news. The signs of crisis – mainly a widespread complacency – are already visible in financial markets.
While pioneering Japan is no longer home to the biggest high-speed rail network in the world, it remains premiere.
Spain, France and Germany have the largest high-speed train networks after China and Japan.
The fledgling network does not compare well to other countries with high-speed trains.
While shifting energy import patterns enhance China’s clout in the Middle East, it is still struggling to be perceived as a big regional player.
The recipients of Beijing’s supposed largess regularly find themselves trapped in debt leading to rising anti-Chinese sentiment.