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  1. Give farmers incentives, not tax cuts: academic

    Posted Mar 09th 2006, 12:00am by Minnie Chan

    ... be a tough task because most mainlanders were farmers. In Jiangsu, the rural population makes up about 50 per cent of the province's total, compared with the national average of 70 per cent. Professor Yan said reducing the rural population was the first step towards building a new socialist countryside because it was unrealistic to try to persuade the 30 per cent of the population ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/539637/give-farmers-incentives-not-tax-cuts-academic
  2. State Council kicks off rural pension plan

    Posted Sep 06th 2009, 12:00am by Minnie Chan

    ... economist Professor Zhu Junsheng told the website of the People's Daily that the programme was an important move to narrow the gap between urban and rural incomes. 'The ageing population ... as 8.1 per cent of rural people are over 65- 2 per cent higher than in cities according to the 2000 census.' He said the rural population was still far greater than the number of city ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/691672/state-council-kicks-rural-pension-plan
  3. Migrants win urban resident status

    Posted Oct 27th 2005, 12:00am by Minnie Chan

    ... residents, the state-run Legal Daily reported yesterday. Liu Jinguo, a deputy head of the leading group on mobile population, said the Ministry of Public Security was conducting further studies ... 'We will list the mobile population issue in the domestic social and economic development plan for urban areas,' the newspaper quoted Mr Liu as saying. Mr Liu, who is also a vice-minister ...

    http://www.scmp.com/node/522265
  4. Complex demographics, historical errors make co-existence delicate

    Posted Jul 09th 2009, 12:00am by Minnie Chan

    ... per cent of the population of Xinjiang's capital Han and only 24 per cent Uygur, Beijing will find it hard to cope with the aftermath of the violence that erupted this week. 'In the riots last year in Lhasa, just 10 per cent of the population there were Han and many of them had no sense of belonging in the city,' said Hong Kong-based political commentator Ho ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/686244/complex-demographics-historical-errors-make-co-existence-delicate
  5. Xian police suffer public backlash

    Posted Sep 21st 2005, 12:00am by Minnie Chan

    ... Minnie Chan Rising social tension blamed for violence against officers A manpower shortage, rapid urban population growth and rising social tension were to blame for the spate of violence ... in Xian, said the force was simply understaffed. 'Our police force can not keep up with population growth in Xian, although we have expanded our team from 8,000 men and women in 1996 to nearly ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/517124/xian-police-suffer-public-backlash
  6. Crackdown follows riot in Hunan

    Posted Aug 08th 2006, 12:00am by Minnie Chan

    ... arrested over the July 23 riot, but show the situation in the county, which has a population of about 690,000, remains tense. Earlier reports by a Hong Kong-based human rights group said more than ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/559522/crackdown-follows-riot-hunan
  7. Officials pave way for improved environment protection

    Posted Mar 05th 2006, 12:00am by Minnie Chan

    ... for developing renewable energy industries. Meanwhile, the commission said it aimed to keep the mainland's population below 1.36 billion to improve its development prospects. The target is 100 million below that set by the National Population and Family Planing Commission. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/539102/officials-pave-way-improved-environment-protection
  8. 'Guerilla parents' may be good news for gender imbalance

    Posted Aug 04th 2005, 12:00am by Minnie Chan

    ... and Jiangxi. At this year's National People's Congress plenary session, National Population and Family Planning Commission officials warned that by 2020 there would be 30 million to 40 ... they said, would rather secretly give birth to avoid forced abortions until they had a boy. Thomas Scharping, from the University of Cologne in Germany, who has written a book on mainland population ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/510886/guerilla-parents-may-be-good-news-gender-imbalance
  9. 800,000 recruited as informants in run-up to 60th anniversary

    Posted Aug 21st 2009, 12:00am by Minnie Chan

    ... competitors. As part of the competition, police officers in the capital so far have launched more than 32,000 mass meetings in street committee offices, transient population associations, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/690239/800000-recruited-informants-run-60th-anniversary
  10. Migrant clashes rise in Shanghai

    Posted Aug 04th 2005, 12:00am by Minnie Chan

    ... frequented by migrant workers, reflected a growing unease among the group in the lowest stratum of the urban population. He called on the government to address the matter. 'It is very easy ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/510892/migrant-clashes-rise-shanghai

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