Japan's aging population a timely lesson for China
People in Japan tend to live longer, and stay healthier in their later years, with an increasing number of pension-aged people living alone. Japan's National Institute of Population and Social Security Research has projected that households headed by people aged 65 years or above will account for 44.2 percent of the total households in 2040, up from 36.0 percent in 2015.
Belgium shows its confidence in Belt and Road
This year is the 10 anniversary of the 2008 calamity of Wall Street, following the fall of the Lehman Brothers, which caused the chronic global financial crisis and economic recession. The recent global stock market plunges, again originating in the United States, have been an unwelcome reminder of their volatility.
China will be a responsible stakeholder in Arctic affairs
At a recent discussion on China's first official Arctic policy paper, Lawson Brigham, a professor of Arctic policy at the University of Alaska Fairbanks, said, "I did find it very interesting that the word 'military' is not mentioned once throughout the document, and that's maybe positive."
Trump's fixation on deficit shows he needs an economics primer
Donald Trump has been consistent in blaming the United States' economic woes on its trade partners, having done so even before he started campaigning to be president in 2016. However, his rationale is totally flawed.
Xin Zhiming is a senior writer with China Daily.
New US nuke policy could spark fresh weapons race
It seems US President Donald Trump is unshakable in his determination to nullify the legacies of his predecessor Barack Obama.