China’s big interest in German companies | DW Documentary

China’s economy is growing and Chinese investors are attracting German companies like never before. The focus is on know-how and technology “Made in Germany”. China still has a lot of growth potential in many sectors and the leaders in Beijing hope their “Made in China 2025” scheme will soon see more industries leading the global markets. To expedite the process, the state is providing Chinese companies the capital to buy up firms abroad. More and more German companies are being taken over by Chinese investors. In 2016 alone, more than ten billion euros for takeovers and company investments went from China to Germany. Investors are mainly after access to the German market, German technology and German know-how. One recent example: the Truking Group’s takeover of Romaco, a supplie

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Chinese retail titan JD.com muscles in on German market | DW | 23.07.2018

 Chinese e-commerce company JD.com, an online retail giant with more than 300 million active users, intends on opening an office in Germany in 2018 with a view to establishing itself in Europe, according to its chief executive.  In an interview with German business daily , Richard Liu, who heads the Fortune 500 company, made it clear that JD.com has established a clear European plan, based initially around the German market.  “I traveled to Berlin to achieve two goals,” he told the newspaper during a business trip to the German capital. “I want to expand the business. I’m no longer just interested in selling products from Germany to China, I also want to sell products in Europe.”  Google invests in

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