From the air we look at huge container ships lined up to the horizon. In the hazy background two hilltops can be seen

Aerial view of large container vessels and shipping containers at Yangshan Deep-Water Port in Shanghai (April 2023). The port is one of the biggest transport hubs in China


Economy and trade

KULTURAUSTAUSCH does not only chart cultural relations and social trends, but also the factors that shape our cultural life, not least: the global economy and international trade.

How are relations between states and societies shaped by economic relationships? How do trade agreements and cultural diplomacy interconnect? And where does the global economy cause conflict with environmental or local interests? In search of answers, we invite internationally renowned economic experts to have their say as well as grassroots voices including Congolese mine workers and teachers in New Delhi.

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