China's economic growth has been slowing down over the last couple of years. The government is reacting with reforms, and 1.8 million steel and coal workers are feeling the effects. Their jobs are becoming more and more superfluous.
Air pollution kills hundreds of thousands of Europeans every year. But breathing is riskier in some places than others. In countries like Poland, change is happening — but only slowly.
After a diplomatic ice age that has lasted a few years, China and Japan are warming to one another again. Japan is also making deals with India. These are signs of a changed paradigm in Asia, DW's Frank Sieren writes.
A major train derailment in the Australian outback has halted a chunk of the country's iron ore exports to China. The incident exposed the fragility of miners' supply chains and their dependence on growth in China.
South Korean President Moon Jae-in has taken the credit for building a working relationship with North Korea, but his critics say he is neglecting a looming economic crisis in Asia's fourth-largest economy.
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