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  1. Population warning for Australia

    Posted Sep 08th 2003, 12:00am by Roger Maynard

    ... Numbers will fall unless immigration levels are maintained The population of Australia will fall, even as life expectancy increases, unless immigration levels are maintained, ... now. But if net migration remained at about 130,000, the population could grow to just under 38 million, the study suggests. Either way, there is comforting news for children who are born ...

  2. The population is still rising, despite 'one-child' policy

    Posted Dec 27th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... a State Population and Family Planning Commission report said. At the rate of growth now, the 1.3 billion population mark will be passed next year. Critics said that despite the 'one-child' policy and other population control initiatives, the 0.778 per cent growth rate was still a cause for concern. 'The figure of net-added population demonstrates that China is still ...

  3. Population projection raises many questions

    Posted Nov 27th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... On the face of it, the population growth assumptions that underpin 'Hong Kong 2030', the blueprint for Hong Kong's development over the next three decades, are far too high. ... rise. There are also trends already under way which may cancel out the effects of the projected population growth. More Hong Kong people are choosing to live or work across the border, ...

  4. Kowloon sets the pace in population

    Posted Sep 06th 2003, 12:00am by Patsy Moy

    ... The area will outstrip the New Territories and Hong Kong island in growth over the next 10 years Kowloon will experience faster population growth than the New Territories and Hong Kong ... with the New Territories and Hong Kong island. Hong Kong island's share of the population will drop from 19 per cent of the total population last year to 17 per cent by 2012, according ...

  5. Population continues to surge in the New Territories districts

    Posted Dec 31st 2003, 12:00am by Elaine Wu

    ... Elaine Wu The New Territories continued to experience population growth this year but Hong Kong island and Kowloon both had a drop in numbers, according to the Census and Statistics Department. The population in the New Territories increased by 63,900 to 3.523 million, according to data collected from May to August. The largest increases were in Yuen Long, Sai Kung ...

  6. Expats needed to plug gap in population forecasts

    Posted Nov 27th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Cheung Chi-fai A forecast of Hong Kong's population 27 years from now will be overestimated unless there is a huge increase in the number of expatriate arrivals, an expert says. The Planning Department forecast in the study 'Hong Kong 2030', published on Tuesday, predicts the current population of 6.8 million will rise to 9.2 million by 2030, half a million more than ...

  7. Elderly population suffers effects of inadequate welfare

    Posted Jul 21st 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... one. It is now widely recognised that one of the greatest challenges the central government faces is how to improve the lot of the burgeoning elderly population. Figures released by the State Statistics Bureau this month have marked out China as one of the only developing countries in the world with an ageing population. But as things stand, the country's nascent health and welfare ...

  8. Half of the male population suffers erectile dysfunction, expert says

    Posted Nov 01st 2003, 12:00am by Elaine Wu

    ... Elaine Wu Half of the male population suffers from erectile dysfunction and the proportion is likely to grow as men live longer, according to an impotence expert. Chris McMahon, director of the Australian Centre for Sexual Health, said men should seek help from their physician if they have a problem. Currently, only 10 to 15 per cent of men with erectile problems are seeking treatment. ...

  9. UTStarcom expects growth from city population shift

    Posted Oct 01st 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... place over the next 20 years would create demand among a population which did not have access to telecommunications services. 'Four hundred million is a huge number. Ninety per cent ...

  10. UTStarcom expects growth from city population shift

    Posted Oct 02nd 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... UTStarcom, a key supplier of xiaolingtong equipment on the mainland, hopes a central government plan to move 400 million people from rural areas to urban centres will continue to drive demand for the low-cost mobile phone services. UTStarcom chief executive Wu Ying said the migration plan to take place over the next 20 years would create demand among a population which did ...




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