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  1. Mainland population to peak at 1.5b in 2043

    Posted Apr 15th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Chan Siu-sin Populace will grow by another 300 million before levelling off The mainland's population will increase by 10 million a year in the next two decades and could peak at 1.55 billion in 2043, a top family planning official says. This is a drop of about three million a year from the 1990s. But Zhang Weiqing, minister of the State Population and Family Planning ...

  2. Study 'overestimated' city's population growth

    Posted Mar 29th 2004, 12:00am by Chloe Lai

    ... Chloe Lai The government's development blueprint on how the city will look in 30 years probably overestimated population growth, an official has told the South China Morning Post. Ava ... Planning Vision and Strategy' study, the Planning Department predicted the population would hit 9.2 million in 2030. But after months of public consultation, it has decided to review ...

  3. Populism in HK proves a force to be reckoned with

    Posted Dec 23rd 2004, 12:00am by Wang Xiangwei

    ... of the Link Reit listing, one central theme should become the top priority for policymakers. Populism is fast becoming a potent political force and is likely to exert more influence on political ... more intense public scrutiny. The rise of populism has come at a time when Hong Kong's development, both economically and politically, is at a crossroads. As people demand better pay, ...

  4. Shenzhen sees population growing too fast

    Posted Feb 19th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Chow Chung-yan City will have 6.1 million residents next year, well ahead of forecasts, putting pressure on public services Shenzhen's population is growing far faster than expected ... at the end of last year when the population reached 5 million, according to a Shenzhen Commercial News report quoting a spokesman from the local Development Planning Department. Shenzhen also has ...

  5. Taskforce warns of need to guard against populism or welfarism

    Posted Apr 16th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Cheung Chi-fai The balance of power among different interests must be maintained in the political structure to guard against the rise of populism or a welfare state that could damage ... of populism or a welfare state, thus affecting the operation of the capitalist system.' Any proposed amendments must not have an adverse effect on the economy, monetary affairs, public finance ...

  6. Half population engaging in risky behaviour: Aids expert

    Posted Mar 27th 2004, 12:00am by Josephine Ma

    ... that put them at high risk of exposure to Aids, according to a United Nations official. 'I am not saying 50 to 60 per cent of the population are high-risk groups, I am just saying they could ... to be given to social factors that put a large proportion of the Chinese population at risk. The growing income gap and the large influx of rural migrants, compounded by discrimination against women, ...

  7. Report predicts Kowloon will have rapid population growth

    Posted Oct 26th 2004, 12:00am by Paggie Leung

    ... PAGGIE LEUNG Updated at 5.34pm: Kowloon would experience faster population growth than the New Territories and Hong Kong Island over the next 10 years, a report published by the Planning Department on Tuesday said. The study- entitled 'Projections of Population Distribution, 2004-2013'- revealed that Kowloon's population would increase by 12 per cent to reach 2.27 ...

  8. Shenzhen 'held back' by booming population

    Posted Nov 15th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Alice Yan Academic warns modernisation of city could be delayed by five years or more Shenzhen's population growth risks running out of control and threatens to delay the city's modernisation by at least five years, a population expert has said. Yang Lixun of the Shenzhen Academy of Social Sciences told a forum at the weekend that the problem was caused by a large influx ...

  9. Population dynamics

    Posted Dec 15th 2004, 12:00am by Christine Loh

    ... Christine Loh Kung-wai In the past, our view of development was to build hardware infrastructure to accommodate rapid population growth. For decades, administrators worked under a set of high-growth planning assumptions. Population did grow significantly, but not as fast as expected. Up until recently, we were planning for possibly more than 9 million people by 2029. In 2003, we ...

  10. Job and pensions poser as population rises

    Posted Oct 24th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Shi Ting The mainland faces unprecedented challenges in the areas of unemployment, ageing and population control in the coming three decades, the country's top population official has said. Zhang Weiqing, director of the State Population and Family Planning Commission, said yesterday the mainland would face three demographic 'peaks' in the next 20 to 30 years. He ...




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