East Asia and the Pacific is ageing faster than any other region in the world. By 2040, around a third of China’s population will be over 60, and a wide range of policy decisions – from family allowances to the development of robotics – are being taken to curb the trend.
Major Chinese semiconductor equipment manufacturers have reported significantly high revenue and profit, according to their latest financial disclosures, as they filled the void left by American suppliers who suspended local operations to comply with US trade restrictions on the mainland, SCMP reports.
China's Huawei Technologies said on Thursday it was replacing internal software management systems it once sourced from US vendors with its own in-house version, hailing the move as a victory over US restrictions that once threatened its survival, Economic Times reports.
In an era of global technological competition, where the technologies of the future determine the fate of the national economy, security and diplomacy, South Korea’s goal is to become one of the world’s most technologically advanced nations, and to lead in key new technology sectors.