Germany Scrambles To Curb Chinese Economic Control In Country's Rust Belt06:57

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Three years ago, Beijing vowed to put an end to the "Made in China" label being equated with cheap knockoffs. It has since spent billions of dollars on acquiring advanced technologies in other countries, like Germany. At first, Germans welcomed Chinese investment. But now they're scrambling to curb Chinese control.

NPR's Soraya Sarhaddi Nelson (@sorayanelson) begins her report in Germany's rust belt at a transportation hub the Chinese are using to spread their economic influence.

This segment aired on October 3, 2018.

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