China’s economic growth is sputtering. The official forecast of six percent to 6.5 percent is the slowest on record, and the 6.2 percent growth actually reported in the second quarter is the weakest since the government began releasing quarterly data in 1992.
Japanese Ambassador to the United Nations Koro Bessho on Friday kicked off the first multinational meeting aimed at drumming up support and laying the groundwork for a high-level push later this year towards achieving universal health care coverage.
About 186,000 elderly people in Shanghai, on China’s central coast, have benefitted from the city's long-term care insurance pilot program, according to the Office of the China National Working Commission on Aging.
Nearly 75 percent of Europeans live in cities, and they emit about the same proportion of the continent’s greenhouse gases. And, yet, more than a third of the cities don’t have a plan to cut emissions and mitigate climate change, according to a new study.
When young people are ‘looked after’ by the state, they can live in a variety of care placements including children’s homes, foster parents or with friends or birth family relatives. These young people are known to be especially vulnerable to poor mental health. Many share too much with people who may do them harm — and too little with carers who are trying to help.