China is shedding its one-child policy to offset the burden of a greying society. The change in existing laws will allow families to have two children without penalty, although many Chinese couples say they can't afford to grow their families.
Just as US President Donald Trump seeks to target Beijing over what he thinks are "unfair trade practices," the Treasury Department has confirmed that China has more holdings of US debt than any other nation.
The top US trade negotiator has described China's industrial policies as a "very serious problem." US President Donald Trump has accused China of cheating the US economy out of "hundreds of billions of dollars."
Whenever the situation on the Korean Peninsula gets tense, calls ring out for China to mediate. Beijing, it is said, should put pressure on its neighbor. But China has its own opinion.
China is celebrating the 90th anniversary of the founding of its People's Liberation Army. The question now is how China's leadership wants to use the army in the future, DW's Frank Sieren writes.
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