Economic growth reaches its lowest level in almost three decades. And an ageing population threatens future growth. We speak to Sara Hsu, chief of the US-based economic research consultants China Rising.
And Chris Low of FTN Financial in New York brings us up to date with the news from Wall Street.
Is gaming good for your health?
We take an in-depth look at the world's biggest entertainment industry, gaming. Professor Andrew Przybylski is director of research at Oxford University's Internet Institute - he explains what motivated the World Health Organisation to recognise gaming disorder as an official medical condition. Dr Henrietta Bowden-Jones is director of the UK's first state-funded clinic to treat gaming addiction, and tells us that whilst gaming can have negative effects, it can also be a force for good. Robert Steen discusses the positive impact the community of people playing World of Warcraft had on his son, Mats, who died at the age of 25 as a result of a degenerative condition. And Ocean Capewell tells us how she used the Sims game to help her deal with loss.
Also in the programme, with economic growth in China at its lowest level in almost three decades, and the birthrate at its lowest since the 1940s, we consider the prospects for the world's second largest economy with Tim Hildebrandt, an expert on social policy in China at the London School of Economics. Plus our reporter travels to Telford in central England to find out about the challenges involved in recycling old fridges.
Record-breaking strike continues to disrupt France
We take an in-depth look at the causes and implications of France's pension reform strike. Isabelle Challilou is an economics reporter for France Info and tells us why so many are opposed to President Macron's pension reform proposals. Marjorie Alexandre is with trade union Force Ouvriere, and argues that the government's reforms have shifted focus too far towards the individual. We get a response from Alexandre Holdroyd, MP with the governing La Republique en Marche party. We ride along with one commuter to find out just how much her journey to work has been affected by the ongoing strikes. Plus we consider the short and long-term impact the action has had on Paris's crucial tourism sector.
US and China sign deal to ease trade war
Speaking in Washington, US President Donald Trump said the pact would be "transformative" for the US economy. Chinese leaders called it a "win-win" deal that would help foster better relations between the two countries. China has pledged to boost US imports by $200bn above 2017 levels and strengthen intellectual property rules. In exchange, US has agreed to halve some of the new tariffs it has imposed on Chinese products.
Also, we take an in-depth look at the meat and dairy industry and ask whether it is sustainable. Plus, a familiar name in Japanese politics is again making waves - but for reasons outside of politics. The environment minister Shinjiro Koizumi - son of the former PM Junichiro Koizumi - has caused a sensation by taking paternity leave. Why is that still such a controversial move in Japan?
Is a meat diet sustainable?
We take an in-depth look at the meat and dairy industry and ask whether it is sustainable. Tim Wilson is owner of butchers The Ginger Pig, and tells us there is still a strong market for meat. Stuart Roberts of the National Farmers Union explains how the industry hopes to become carbon neutral by 2040. And environmental journalist and campaigner George Monbiot discusses why he's sceptical of those claims. Also in the programme, as the US and China sign a trade deal, the BBC's Samira Hussein reports on how the trade war between the countries has affected some companies in Pennsylvania. Plus the BBC's Arunoday Mukharji in Delhi explains why not everyone in India is welcoming an announcement that Amazon is to invest a billion dollars in small- and medium-sized businesses.
(Picture: Cuts of meat. Picture credit: Getty Images.)