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  1. 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. ...

  2. 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 ...

  3. 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. ...

  4. 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 ...

  5. Free schooling offer to tackle population rate and imbalance

    Posted Sep 26th 2005, 12:00am by Azizur Rahman

    ... in an effort to curb population growth and the practice of aborting female children. Besides the exemption of fees, such students will also get a monthly scholarship of 800 rupees ($140) at secondary ... scheme will help control the population considerably. We are particularly targeting those families who produce more children in the hope of a boy,' said a federal human resource development ...

  6. Population control main task, says Wen

    Posted Mar 14th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Premier Wen Jiabao has stressed the importance of keeping a lid on population growth and says one of the main tasks of the year is expanding a programme that rewards families that adhere to family-planning policies. Mr Wen told a meeting on population, resources and environmental policy on Saturday that 'stabilising the low birth rate' was vital to increasing prosperity, Xinhua ...

  7. Men's group hoping to improve rights of 'embattled' male population

    Posted Oct 02nd 2005, 12:00am by Niki Law

    ... is an embattled male population. All happily married and in good jobs, they also hope to change stereotypes of men in Hong Kong. They say men have fewer education opportunities, are pigeon-holed as tough- ...

  8. Annuity catches on with ageing population

    Posted Jul 21st 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... insurance giant MassMutual (Asia) as the city's population continues to age, according to managing director and chief executive Elroy Chan Siu-yuen. In August last year the company launched ... for nearly 20 per cent of the company's new business. Mr Chan believes that as more people near retirement age it will become even more popular. 'With Hong Kong's population getting ...

  9. 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 ...

  10. 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. ...




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