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  1. Church v state on population policy

    Posted Dec 19th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Alex Lo alex.lo@scmp.com The Philippines is the most populous Catholic country in Asia. China is the most populous country in the world. It's interesting to observe ... and greater access to free contraceptives. The country has the highest birth rate in Southeast Asia and 40 per cent of its population lives in poverty. A packet of condoms can cost a family what ...

  2. Population policy a concern for us all

    Posted Oct 31st 2011, 12:00am

    ... Population is a headache for many governments, our own included. The worry is about numbers, either that there are too many people, not enough or an imbalance of the sexes or generations. ... Mevic, the son of Bosnian parents, is little more than 12 years old, or that the global population has tripled since 1950. New UN Population Fund figures estimate that numbers will rise to 9.3 ...

  3. Development of sustainable fisheries too slow to conserve shark population

    Posted Dec 14th 2011, 12:00am

    ... is likely to be far too slow to effectively conserve shark populations in most parts of the world. Other actions will be necessary to conserve sharks. Furthermore, WWF believes that current ...

  4. How the world's population exploded

    Posted Nov 30th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Susan Ramsay Food In the past, people were reliant on Nature for food. Weather, soil quality, controlling pests and the need for water all played their part in restricting how much food could be produced. Food could not travel great distances or be kept f ...

  5. Shanghai tries to connect with online population

    Posted Nov 29th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Will Clem in Shanghai william.clem@scmp.com Shanghai's municipal government reached out to the mainland's growing number of social media users yesterday as it launched a series of microblogs to provide live updates on traffic conditions, air qua ...

  6. Brakes on China's floating population

    Posted Sep 29th 2011, 12:00am

    ... a solution to the swelling population of migrant workers: wall them out. Restricted access to some Beijing suburban villages may be extended to the whole city, the capital's party chief said ... the approach had improved village management and cut crime rates and would be promoted across the whole city. Public Security Minister Meng Jianzhu said a growing floating population had created many ...

  7. Population and Society in Contemporary Tibet

    Posted Oct 02nd 2011, 12:00am

    ... Mark O'Neill Population and Society in Contemporary Tibet by Ma Rong Hong Kong University Press This book is a valuable work of research for scholars, journalists and others who want facts about Tibet. It has chapters on population, migration, the economy, the income and spending of rural and urban residents, marriage, education and the residential structure of the Han ...

  8. Beijing must review population policies

    Posted May 05th 2011, 12:00am

    ... the numbers revealed in the 10-yearly population survey- alarming would be a more appropriate word. It shows that the birth rate is far too low, society is ageing overly fast, there is too big an imbalance between the number of men and women, and a huge proportion of the population is not adequately covered by social services. Much of the fault lies with two long-standing government ...

  9. Pressure on population policies

    Posted Apr 29th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Ed Zhang China is ageing rapidly, its migrant population has grown dramatically and almost half the population lives in urban areas, the mainland's latest once-a-decade census has found. The results look set to intensify pressure on two controversial population policies- the one-child rule and the household registration policy, the so-called hukou that gives reduced social ...

  10. Urbanising Guangdong most populous region

    Posted Apr 30th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Cary Huang in Beijing Guangdong has replaced the central province of Henan as the mainland's most populous region as a result of rapid industrialisation and urbanisation in the past ... on the list of most populous regions, pushing Henan into third place. Sichuan remains fourth and Jiangsu fifth. Guangdong had 104.3 million permanent residents last year- 7.79 per cent ...




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