Companies face headwinds – Hong Kong IPOs more attractive

Peking, New York, Washington The Chinese regulators continue to put their tech companies under pressure. As the powerful cyberspace regulator Chinese Administration of Cyberspace (CAC) announced on Saturday, companies with data from more than one million users will be checked separately for their security before they are allowed to issue shares on a foreign stock […]

Maas warns of ‘vaccine diplomacy’ from China and Russia

Like Germany, China and Russia belong to the G20, in which economically strong countries from all continents have come together to tackle global problems together. At this year’s meeting of foreign ministers, in addition to fighting pandemics, climate protection and aid to Africa were on the agenda. China and Russia gave vaccines to other countries […]

Entry ban makes Germans prisoners

New York, Washington Alexandra’s father has been in a German hospital for a long time after a serious operation. His daughter, who lives in the USA, cannot visit him. Because the German does not get an exception permit to then return to the United States. Alexandra * and her husband are stuck with their children. […]

Economy, trade & finance: Opposition member Gudkov leaves Russia

Everything will be done not to allow him to vote in the autumn parliamentary elections, said the former Duma member. Gudkov was released only a few days ago after being detained for 48 hours. The EU had criticized the unsubstantiated arrest. Kremlin critics have long complained that the power apparatus is now taking action against […]

By breaking off the negotiations, Switzerland is harming itself

Nestle in Switzerland What threatens Switzerland is a gradual deterioration in the competitive conditions for Swiss companies, more bureaucratic effort and rising costs. (Photo: dpa) With folkloristic benevolence one could speak of federal stubbornness, of a sympathetic unswervingness. From an economic point of view, the verdict is much more negative: the Swiss government has miscalculated. […]

USA want to announce sanctions against Russia

US President Joe Biden The US government wants to deter Russia from future cyberattacks with tough measures. (Photo: AP) Washington The US government will announce sanctions against Russia because of the so-called Solarwinds hacker attack last year. The measures should be announced on Thursday, a senior government official told the AP news agency. The measures […]

Europe must not narrow its view to China and Russia

Europe In dealing with China and Russia on matters of democracy, the EU is still trying to achieve change through rapprochement. (Photo: dpa) No foreign policy strategy is so romantically glorified in Europe as the concept of promoting internal change in China and Russia through economic rapprochement. An innovative idea during the Cold War has […]

USA and EU announce cooperation on China and Russia

US Secretary of State Antony Blinken (left) and EU foreign representative Josep Borrell The EU and the US want to work more closely together. (Photo: AFP) Washington The USA and the European Union said they have agreed a bilateral dialogue with China and a joint approach with Russia. In a joint statement following a meeting […]

How they could become a trap for EU companies

Cell tower With 5G, mobile networks will become one of the most important critical infrastructures. (Photo: dpa, Getty [M]) Brussels, Düsseldorf The federal government wants to strengthen Europe’s technological sovereignty with the “Open Ran” mobile communications standard. She is spending two billion euros on the project, and Chancellor Angela Merkel recently campaigned personally in a […]

That is behind the alliance of China’s opponents

Bangkok In the Himalayas, Chinese troops engage in deadly skirmishes with Indian soldiers. Confrontations between Japanese ships and China’s coast guard broke out off the Senkaku Islands in the East China Sea. At the same time, coal transport ships coming from Australia have been waiting off China for months, which are not allowed to dock […]