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  1. Solving HK's age-old problem

    Posted May 22nd 2010, 12:00am by Luisa Tam

    ... Luisa Tam Hong Kong's rapidly ageing population has been a major concern for some years. According to Shalini Mahtani, founder of Community Business, a Hong Kong-based non-profit ... of two, as it did before. However, Hong Kong ranks second to Japan in Asia for its ageing population. More than 18 per cent of Hongkongers- from a population of more than 7 million- are above 60 ...

  2. Economic fears rise as Taiwan's birth rate declines

    Posted Jun 10th 2010, 12:00am by Lawrence Chung

    ... drastically declining birth rate. 'If this condition does not change, Taiwan will be destroyed naturally without even needing an enemy,' said Sun Te-hsiung, former chairman of the Population ... down. Once the domino effect kicks in, shops and other businesses relying on pupils will suffer- then housing and domestic consumption- as supply will far exceed demand, population experts warn. ...

  3. Is this the solution to the population crisis afflicting schools?

    Posted Nov 11th 2010, 12:00am by Elaine Yau

    ... specialises in population studies at the University of Hong Kong, accuses the government of a lack of foresight. 'The government's strategy now is acting only when they turn up in front ... because of low enrolment. 'Such children could play a pivotal role in lessening the population crisis,' Yip said. 'There are more than 20,000 such babies every year now. The numbers ...

  4. High-speed trains to link 25pc of population

    Posted Nov 16th 2010, 12:00am by Will Clem

    ... municipalities- Beijing, Tianjin and Shanghai- and passes through the provinces of Hebei, Shandong, Anhui and Jiangsu. It effectively connects a quarter of the country's population with bullet-train ...

  5. Closing the gate on floating population

    Posted Jul 19th 2010, 12:00am by Priscilla Jiao

    ... to see anyone. Petitioners used to account for 70 per cent of the village's floating population during peak sensitivity periods, according to domestic media. Laosanyu's floating population was now more than 6,300 people, outnumbering the 660 residents almost 10 to one, village Communist Party secretary Wang Changxiang said. Locals live off the rent floaters pay rather than ...

  6. Our population is ageing

    Posted Feb 11th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... I am concerned about Hong Kong's ageing population. Young people will have to bear the burden of looking after the rising number of elderly people, while the shrinking workforce could ... in the workforce, the effects of an ageing population could be minimised. Winkie Chan, SKH Li Fook Hing Secondary School From the Editor Thank you for your letter, Winkie. It is right that you should ...

  7. Elderly workers vital to society

    Posted Dec 10th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... too, is facing the problem of an ageing population. Elderly people living on welfare will become a burden on society. The government should create jobs for them. Besides, they can learn ... for your letter, Tiffany. Many developed nations face the 'problem' of what they call an ageing population. For a long time people only worked until they were 60 or 65 years old. ...

  8. Where there's a will, there's great progress

    Posted Aug 09th 2010, 12:00am by Jonathan Power

    ... Jonathan Power We live in exciting times and, by this, I am talking about the dramatic drop in child mortality, the birth rate and the death rate in the poorest countries- a drop that appears to be accelerating. We should give thanks for all the energy an ...

  9. Scales tipping as more boys born in HK

    Posted Feb 11th 2010, 12:00am by Ella Lee

    ... the Hong Kong population aged 20 to 35. But University of Hong Kong demographer Dr Paul Yip Siu-fai said the changing sex ratio at birth would only have a limited effect on the overall sex ratio. ...

  10. Get ready for an easing of one-child policy... in 2033

    Posted Sep 26th 2010, 12:00am by Mimi Lau

    ... the population peaks at 1.65 billion. The Southern Metropolis News quoted the provincial Population and Family Planning Department chief last week as saying that all urban and rural residents could expect to be allowed to have a second baby by 2033. That's when the nation's total population, and the number of elderly and people of working age, will have reached their respective ...




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