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US-China trade war: Beijing hits back

China announced its first retaliation on March 23 against Donald Trump’s trade measures – levying a high tariff on steel and Aluminium (25 per cent and 10 percent respectively) and fresh tariffs on $50 billion of Chinese imports with indications of more protectionist measures in the future. The Chinese retaliation

Xi Jinping is re-elected as China’s president

Xi Jinping is re-elected as China's president

China’s  parliament unanimously re-elected (March 17) Xi Jinping as the country's president. Former top graft-buster (government’s anti corruption crusader) Wang Qishan, a key ally of President Xi Jinping, was also chosen as vice president on the same day. a widely-expected move that nonetheless breaks with convention and underlines Xi's dominant authority.The legislature

Germany: Angela Merkel’s coalition deal

Angela Merkel agreed a deal on February 07, 2017 to form a new coalition government in Germany, more than four months after suffering damaging losses in elections. Mrs Merkel reached an agreement with her former coalition partners, the centre-left Social Democrats (SPD), after the longest period without an elected government