Beware of another looming pandemic — nearsightedness in youngsters

During the COVID-19 pandemic, youngsters’ screen time increased exponentially as they had to attend online classes frequently. In addition to that, video calls have also become the only possible way to get in touch with families and friends outside the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region. As a result, myopia (more commonly known as shortsightedness or […]

‘Fearmongering’ annoys Aussie voters who go to polls Saturday

Australia's Prime Minister Scott Morrison, center, works at a barbecue, colloquially known as a sausage sizzle, along with Liberal candidate for Pearce Linda Aitken while electioneering in Perth, Friday, May 20, 2022. (MICK TSIKAS / AAP Image via AP) With roughly one million Australians of Chinese heritage living and working in Australia, the Chinese vote […]

Looking beyond a narrow prism

(JIN DING / CHINA DAILY) The process of economic globalization that intensified from the 1980s onwards caused significant changes in the world’s economic landscape. Over the past 40 years, the formerly industrialized countries of the West have experienced strong de-industrialization, while the previously predominantly agricultural countries in East and Southeast Asia have become important industrial […]