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  1. China calls for credit for curbing population

    Posted Dec 12th 2009, 12:00am by Will Clem

    ... Will Clem in Shanghai The Copenhagen summit should formally credit the mainland's population control measures, such as the one-child policy, for mitigating the human impact ... desperately seeking advantages in bringing down their emissions figures. Zhao Baige, vice-minister of the National Population and Family Planning Commission, said people needed to stop seeing climate ...

  2. Population of NT new towns cut by 27pc

    Posted Nov 18th 2009, 12:00am by Joyce Ng, Olga Wong

    ... Olga Wong and Joyce Ng The new towns proposed in the northeastern New Territories will accommodate a population of 131,000 and offer sites for the development of pillar industries from ... cent of the new town area. The concept plan announced yesterday was a refined version of a planning study, commissioned in 1998, which proposed three new towns housing a population of 180,000 ...

  3. HK's ageing population 'is a ticking time bomb'

    Posted Dec 15th 2009, 12:00am by Kate Watson

    ... Kate Watson As Hong Kong's population ages, people's worrying lack of retirement funds is akin to a ticking time bomb, according to financial services pundits. And to offset ... mature economies surveyed, where older age groups were considerably further along in terms of their retirement readiness. Hong Kong's population is rapidly becoming older. According ...

  4. Leadership wakes to grey storm of ageing population

    Posted Nov 02nd 2009, 12:00am by Cary Huang

    ... populations in the world. To prepare for this demographic shift, the central government has begun a programme to research ways of identifying and coping with the needs of the aged. In a meeting ... population that must rely on fewer relatives in a dwindling workforce. According to the United Nations, a society is considered 'ageing' when one-tenth of its population is 60 or older ...

  5. Greying population a growing headache

    Posted Nov 26th 2009, 12:00am by Cary Huang

    ... system, particularly its pension scheme, in the face of a greying population, economists say. Ma Wenlong, a 97-year-old living in the serviced Futai Seniors' Apartments in Beijing's ... grandfather. By 2030, according to the ministry of labour and social security, 351 million mainlanders, or 23 per cent of the population, will be over 60. The elderly-dependency ratio- a measure ...

  6. Bomb hits Tibetan-populated area ahead of uprising anniversary

    Posted Mar 10th 2009, 12:00am by Minnie Chan, Staff Reporter

    ... Minnie Chan in Beijing and Staff Reporter in Lhasa A homemade bomb exploded in a Tibetan-populated area in Qinghai province yesterday after a clash between police and residents a day ahead ... Autonomous Region. No one was killed in the explosion, Xinhua said. It was not known if anyone was injured. It was the first bombing incident in a Tibetan- populated area this year. The explosion ...

  7. Baby boom pushes population over 7m

    Posted Aug 14th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Staff Reporter A baby boom has helped to push the population past seven million, according to figures released yesterday. The data, released by the Census and Statistics Department, shows ... was another big factor behind the increase. Figures released earlier this year said the population had passed seven million by the end of last year. But the revised figures yesterday put ...

  8. 12 per cent of population is depressed

    Posted Jul 13th 2009, 12:00am by Austin Chiu

    ... Austin Chiu The percentage of the Hong Kong population suffering from depression is 12 per cent, the highest measured in seven years and a sharp rise from last year's 8.8 per cent and 8.3 per cent two years ago. A survey, conducted by the Hong Kong Institute of Asia-Pacific Studies in April and May, interviewed 2,011 people aged between 15 and 65. ...

  9. HK population passes 7m on surge in births

    Posted Feb 17th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Ng Kang-chung Hong Kong's population finally passed 7 million last year, helped by a surge in births to a 25-year high. Net migration of 18,700 was the other factor in the 0.8 per ... recorded was in 1983, when 83,300 newborns arrived. Experts said that, despite the rise in births, the city's population was still ageing and most immigrants were not well educated. Joe Leung ...

  10. No excuses for bloated dog population

    Posted Feb 16th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Zoe Mak Sally Andersen, who runs Hong Kong Dog Rescue, said the incident highlighted the need for tighter canine population control in the villages. 'There are so many dogs like Bogi all over the New Territories and the Outlying Islands,' she said. 'The government really needs to stop talking and start acting to make a difference to the stray dog population ...




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