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The ‘China Shock’ : Three Phases of China-enhanced Globalization

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China’s economy will remain a main global growth driver.

The rising living standards that have come with China’s opening in the 1980s initially lent widespread support to the view of trade as a key engine of economic growth, North and South. For low- and middle-income countries, the rise of China has been shown to be a boon during the 2000s. As a result, the impact of China on both the low- and middle-income countries has grown significantly, while the impact of OECD countries has significantly declined.

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Die Entwicklungszusammenarbeit nicht mit Ansprüchen überfrachten!

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Widersprüche und Zielkonflikte verdeutlichen

Wir haben viele Wünsche an die Entwicklungszusammenarbeit. Viele sind widersprüchlich und nicht alle sind realistisch. Setzen wir mutig klare Ziele und diskutieren Zielkonflikte auf offene Weise! Sonst kommt es nachher zu unangenehmen Überraschungen.

 

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Development cooperation between China and Germany should move beyond the donor-recipient model

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Moving beyond the traditional model

China and Germany have developed a remarkable bilateral relationship over many years. Although China still needs support from Germany in many areas, it is now time for China and Germany to build a new partnership via development cooperation modalities to contribute to global sustainable development.

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Two Ideas for the G20 to keep the US in the climate-change lifeboat

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Image: EU China FlagAt the recent G7 energy ministerial in Rome, the Trump administration’s listlessness on climate change prevented attendees from being able to sign off on an endorsement of the Paris climate deal. With the G7 leaders summit in Taormina now only one month away, and the G20 leaders summit in Hamburg only two months after that, it seems Donald Trump is yet to be won over by those in his cabinet who believe it would be a mistake for an American President to attend both summits as the first world leader to cut and run from the Paris Agreement.

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How to surpass the 2nd global steel crisis

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Surpass the Crisis!

Advanced economies hold China responsible for global steel overcapacity. Yet, the postwar era has witnessed two steel overcapacity crises. The current debate cannot ignore past lessons.

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