China‘s slowing economy has German industry worried about its exports to Asia. But as it goes about beefing up the transportation sector, the country poses a completely different threat in the longer-term.
Spiegel is an outstanding world-class newspaper. It looks for evidence and is prepared to invest time to research a subjective viewpoint. Normally, the conclusions are carefully drawn from the argument and evidence.
This is so different to many Western media organizations, especially UK newspapers, where biased reporting is quite common. When I was a youngster, kind of quaint really, newspapers reported the facts and opinion was left for the editorials. These days, it is quite common for expensive editors to doctor the news to their own bias. Because of my politics, I notice this behavior most quickly at the BBC and in the Guardian. Compare this leading German media article on George Osborne to one from the Guardian.
Spiegel and the NYT, for example, are liberal, left-leaning but they manage quality reporting, unlike other left-leaning organizations, and the BBC and the Guardian come instantly to mind.
I hope that increasing competition in the global media sector will promote quality and integrity.