A developer is building a replica German city in China to lure investors
Imagine, after enjoying the hotels and gambling in Macau, driving across a bridge for just over one mile and visiting ... Germany.  In the coming years, travelers may be able to replicate this experience thanks to a replica German city being built in southern China near the world’s biggest gambling hub. But the coronavirus outbreak has put a halt to the project, an interruption that the owners hope will only be temporary.  Hong Kong-listed developer TFG International is spending $229 million to build the project known as Hengqin German City on an island south of Zhuhai in the southern Chinese province of Guangdong. The island is connected to Macau by the 1.1 mile Lotus Bridge. The city will
A developer is building a replica German city in China to lure investors
Top Chinese spying agency embroiled in German probe
China's top intelligence agency has been embroiled in a German probe into a former ambassador of the European Union who was accused of spying for China. Police raided nine addresses in Berlin and Brussels, as well as the German states of Baden-Württemberg and Bavaria, on Wednesday. The authorities were targeting the ex-ambassador, who was not named, and two other people. The news was first reported by Der Spiegel magazine, which says that two of the addresses in question were linked to people who provided private and business information to the Chinese Ministry of State Security, the country’s top counter-intelligence and foreign intelligence unit. The case is the first in recent years invol
Top Chinese spying agency embroiled in German probe
Is Trump bringing China and Germany closer?
President Donald Trump has brought the United States and China to the brink of a trade war in an attempt to get Beijing to shrink its $375 billion trade surplus. There’s another country with a significant trade surplus that has drawn Trump’s ire:  Germany, which exports $64 billion more to the US than the other way around. Now Trump’s rhetoric may be drawing these two countries closer together. German Chancellor Angela Merkel arrived in China Thursday during this delicate moment to rally Beijing’s support in her efforts to boost free trade and strengthen multilateralism across the world, Merkel said ahead of the two-day visit. She will begin her trip in Beijing and continue to Shenzhen, Chin
Is Trump bringing China and Germany closer?