One of the most interesting truths to emerge from the drama unfolding has little to do with corrupt Chinese officials, and everything to do with the state of today's media.
By Bao Pu
With record-high amounts of student debt, questionable job prospects, and too much avocado toast in their bellies, many millennials already feel like they are getting the short end of the stick. But here’s another economic headwind they face as they are coming of age: the percentage of the global population that is 65 or older will double from 10% to 20% by 2050.
Despite their close ties, Indonesia prefers to court Saudi Arabia, not Australia -- even though on the surface the foundations for friendship between the two neighbors appear to be solid.
The resounding victory of En Marche in the French parliamentary elections will enable President Emmanuel Macron to pursue his political vision. Unpopular elements of that agenda, however, may undermine his support base before long.
Following the so-called People’s IPO campaign, which is now widely considered to have been disappointing, a new “privatisation” scheme was announced by the Kazakh government earlier this year. But as time goes by and timing remains uncertain, many insiders and observers have started to cast doubts on whether either domestic or foreign investors see any point in purchasing stock in companies bound to remain out of their control.