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  1. One-child policy in focus as zero population growth approaches

    Posted Mar 11th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Shi Ting China's population will stop growing by 2040 and the country's birth-control policy may be seriously modified to accommodate demographic changes, a senior population official says. Li Honggui, vice-president of the Family Planning Association of China, said the world's most populous country would be able to achieve zero population growth in less than 40 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/492204/one-child-policy-focus-zero-population-growth-approaches
  2. HK's ageing population is a growing cause for concern

    Posted Jun 29th 2005, 12:00am by Allan Nam

    ... of growing concern about the rapidly ageing population and the possibility of mass retirement in the near future. Hong Kong is not alone in its predicament. Many countries are also just starting to face up to the problem of rapidly ageing populations. Researchers estimate the elderly accounted for no more than 2 or 3 per cent of the world's population for most of human history. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/506415/hks-ageing-population-growing-cause-concern
  3. One-child policy questioned as population ages rapidly

    Posted Dec 31st 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Alice Yan Numbers forecast to drop 100 million a decade between 2030 and 2080 The mainland population is ageing at a phenomenal rate under the one-child policy and will reach a peak ... predicting for 2050. Zhang Yi, from the academy's Institute of Population and Labour Economics, said the lower and earlier population peak was due to the low fertility and low mortality rates. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/node/531075
  4. Baby subsidies won't solve population decline

    Posted Feb 22nd 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... to take a closer look at Hong Kong population trends that include declining birth rates over the past decade. But it might be best to look into other options before signing up for a programme ... to be 2,100 per 1,000 women to keep the population level. If it were not for inward immigration, mostly from the mainland, there would be a certain decline. Instead, our population growth rate ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/489920/baby-subsidies-wont-solve-population-decline
  5. Shenzhen's population headache

    Posted May 28th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Chow Chung-yan in Shenzhen Shenzhen's burgeoning population- and the uncertainty about just how big it is- is causing headaches for city planners. Members of the Shenzhen People's Political Consultative Conference yesterday held a special session during its annual meeting to discuss the population problem. Shenzhen has 1.65 million permanent residents and 4 million ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/502301/shenzhens-population-headache
  6. HK?s population reaches 6.94m

    Posted Aug 16th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... LAI YING-KIT Updated at 5.30pm: Hong Kong?s population has reached 6.94 million this year, latest government statistics released on Tuesday showed. This was an increase of 61,000 or 0.9 ... an inflow of residents.?The natural increase figure is obtained by subtracting the number of deaths of 38,000 from the number of births of 53,200.??The natural increase of the population from ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/512274/hks-population-reaches-694m
  7. Pension for parents to curb population

    Posted Jun 10th 2005, 12:00am by Josephine Ma

    ... Josephine Ma in Beijing Beijing will not relax its controversial one-child policy, but is shifting to a carrot-and-stick approach to control the size of the mainland's population. Pan Guiyu, a vice-director of the State Population and Family Planning Commission, yesterday said pensions would be provided to 1.35 million rural parents of single children or two daughters, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/503854/pension-parents-curb-population
  8. City's greying population extends to geriatric pets

    Posted Oct 13th 2005, 12:00am by Patsy Moy

    ... Patsy Moy It's not only Hongkongers who are getting older on average- their pets are, too. As the greying of the population raises demand for geriatric medical care, veterinarians say ... the geriatric population, we are seeing increasing cancer. The older they get, the more the risk they have of developing cancer,' said Jane Gray, the organisation's chief veterinary surgeon. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/520140/citys-greying-population-extends-geriatric-pets
  9. Amassing the masses: China's varied population growth

    Posted Jun 06th 2005, 12:00am by Mark O'Neill

    ... Mark O'Neill A large population has been a preoccupation of the Chinese government for centuries. Historians estimate that as early as 1390 China had 65-80 million people, a figure that had doubled by the end of the Ming dynasty in the 1640s. But the population was sharply reduced by the long-running civil war by which the Qing took power, plus epidemics and natural ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/503324/amassing-masses-chinas-varied-population-growth
  10. Ageing population 'will strain pension system'

    Posted Jul 20th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... for Universal Retirement Protection warned that the elderly population was rising and Hong Kong's superannuation system would not be adequate to support people retiring in coming decades. 'The population of the elderly will increase from 11.7 per cent in 2003 to 27 per cent by 2033,' the alliance said. The growing ageing population would place a greater financial burden on families ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/508915/ageing-population-will-strain-pension-system

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