A more relaxed population policy is unlikely to boost the nation's birthrate, while other policies, such as encouraging women and seniors to work, are critical to curb the problems of an aging society, according to the International Monetary Fund.
Monks debate on Buddhism doctrines at the Sera Monastery in Lhasa, capital of Southwest China's Tibet autonomous Region, Nov 3, 2015. The annual Tibetan festival Lhapad Duchen, day to commemorate Buddha's descent from Heaven on Sept 22 of Tibetan calendar, falls on Tuesday this year.
A basic insurance policy to cover the costs of nursing care for ailing residents is urgently needed to cope with the rising demand in Beijing as the city's population rapidly ages, a health expert said.
Yoga instructor Nora Lim teaches with the help of a microphone and headphones during a silent disco yoga class in Sun Yat-sen Memorial Park in Hong Kong, China, Nov 1, 2015. During silent disco yoga, the teacher instructs the students via a microphone and wireless headphones, making it easier to communicate in public places without the need for a PA system.
During their regular patrol to monitor birds in autumn, rangers with Naolihe National Nature Reserve in Heilongjiang province recorded a gathering of more than 700 Oriental storks, an endangered water bird.
Green organizations won a lawsuit against four men for environmental damage in Nanping, Fujian province, on Thursday in the first-ever public-interest litigation since the revised Environmental Protection Law took effect.