China and Germany are two of the world’s industrial powerhouses, though with some differences. While China’s industry has grown largely on the back of low cost labour, the German industry was pushed towards advanced automation and high labour costs. Does that make them partners or competitors?

At Steinbeis University Berlin we equip our students and their employers with the know-how and skills to stay ahead of competition without relying on the interference of government or unfair trade barriers. The Chinese market is an excellent example to demonstrate the merits of exposure to globalization.