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China’s Tencent books soaring profits

Chinese internet giant Tencent attributed its rising revenue to rapid growth in the use of its WeChat messenger service. The continued strength of its online games branch added to the surging quarter as well.

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Volkswagen is global leader in car sales

Diesel emissions scandal? Lawsuits, fines, turmoil at headquarters? Whatever. VW Group sold more cars and light trucks than any other carmaker in the first half of 2016, ahead of close rivals Toyota and General Motors.

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China’s road to high-tech supremacy

China wants to become a leading high-tech power by 2049. To achieve this goal, Chinese businesses are acquiring firms and know-how in the West. But many industry experts are concerned about the development.

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China vows to curb overcapacity in steel

China’s Premier Li Keqiang has told EU officials that his country is committed to market reforms and will stay determined to tackle a steel capacity glut that has sharpened tensions between China and the EU.

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What is the South China Sea row about?

The Permanent Court of Arbitration in the Hague has delivered its verdict on the territorial spat. DW answers some of the questions related to the case to explain what the dispute is about and what is at stake.

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Beijing’s long-awaited status update

Until now, China has forgone being titled a market economy, a matter far beyond semantics. It believes the time to change this has come. But it still has to convince the EU of the same – either through talks or threats.

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Brexit – the end of globalization?

It is still unclear how the UK will split from the European Union. But the Brexit vote is already a setback for advocates of free trade. This could affect millions of people in the world’s poorest countries, say experts.

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Sieren’s China: Keeping cool

It was perhaps her most difficult trip to China yet, but Chancellor Merkel was able to smooth over the differences. Despite bones of contention, the bilateral relationship remains pragmatic, says DW’s Frank Sieren.

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