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  1. News - China - YUNNAN EARTHQUAKE

    Timber buildings, high forest cover and low population levels kept Jinggu quake casualties low

    Posted Oct 09th 2014, 04:28am by LAURA ZHOU

    ... Laura Zhou laura.zhou@scmp.com Architecture, landscape 'kept casualties low' Quake-resistant timber buildings, well-preserved natural landscapes and low population density ... Wang Bin, the deputy chief of the bureau, said Jinggu's population density was about one-sixth that of Ludian's, a factor that also helped to lower the death toll, Xinhua reported. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1612356/timber-buildings-high-forest-cover-and-low-population-levels-kept-jinggu
  2. News - World - STATISTICS

    World's population to hit 7.2 billion next month, says UN report

    Posted Jun 15th 2013, 12:00am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in New York India to overtake China as the most populous country by 2028, UN report forecasts World's population to hit 7.2 billion next month The population ... Population Prospects" report says the number of people inhabiting the planet at the start of the next century could top 16.6 billion or, depending on the statistical model, could be as low ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1260973/worlds-population-hit-72-billion-next-month-says-un-report
  3. Business - Economy - THE VIEW

    The fear of populism

    Posted Sep 23rd 2014, 12:23pm by Richard Wong

    ... Richard Wong Since 1997 Hong Kong's business and professional elite have been more worried about the possibility of populism than any tampering by Beijing The elite's fear of populism One of the political narratives that have emerged around the concept of "one country, two systems" is the "establishment narrative", which sees populist democracy ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/economy/article/1598610/fear-populism
  4. News - World - POPULATION

    UN says world population heading for 11 billion, may not stabilise

    Posted Sep 19th 2014, 11:47pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Washington World population may reach 11 billion, UN says The world population may grow larger than previously estimated, reaching 11 billion people ... on Thursday in the US journal Science. "The consensus over the past 20 years or so was that world population, which is currently around seven billion, would go up to nine billion and level off ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1596198/un-says-world-population-heading-11-billion-may-not-stabilise
  5. News - China

    Beijing targets 60 villages in effort to improve safety, control migrant population

    Posted Sep 10th 2014, 12:34pm

    ... to overhaul more than 60 villages in the greater Beijing area in the next four months to reduce the size of the “floating population” to try to prevent any “mass-casualty incidents”, an office ... and a large disproportion between the floating population and the registered population. The floating population of Xindian village located in the Chaoyang district, for instance, is 43 times greater ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/1589257/effort-be-launched-reduce-floating-population-60-beijing-villages
  6. News - Asia - MYANMAR

    Census shows Myanmar's population is nine million fewer than estimated

    Posted Aug 31st 2014, 05:01am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Yangon Population nine million fewer than estimated Myanmar's first census in three decades shows the country has a population of 51 million people, some nine million fewer than an earlier estimate. The former junta-ruled nation's last survey was held in 1983 and in more recent estimates the government had put the population at around 60 million. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1582019/census-shows-myanmars-population-nine-million-fewer-estimated
  7. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Hong Kong's monkey population increasingly harassing hikers and residents for food

    Posted Aug 03rd 2014, 05:49am by Jessie Lau

    ... a decade of efforts to keep the population in check. Last year, the number of monkey nuisance complaints to the Agriculture, Fisheries and Conservation Department rose to 529, the highest ... the population, the government sterilised 2,790 monkeys between 2007 and last year, bringing the population down by about 15 per cent to 2,000. An unintended side effect of sterilisation was that some ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1565199/large-number-monkeys-hong-kong-harass-hikers-and-residents
  8. Business - Money - INVESTMENT

    Asian bonds fuelled by Japan's ageing population

    Posted Jul 03rd 2014, 02:08am by BLOOM

    ... Bloomberg in Singapore Japanese pension funds' need for higher returns sees billions pumped into overseas investments Asian bonds fuelled by Japan's ageing population Asian bonds are reaping the benefits of Japan's ageing population like never before. Record amounts of Japanese cash are flowing into the region's fixed-income markets as the demands of the world's ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/money/markets-investing/article/1545145/asian-bonds-fuelled-japans-ageing-population
  9. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Rise of radical populism pitting Hongkongers against Hongkongers

    Posted Jun 24th 2014, 12:33pm by SONNY LO

    ... Sonny Lo Sonny Lo warns of violence to come if the political system is unable to accommodate these forces Rise of radical populism pitting Hongkongers against Hongkongers The rapid rise of populism, both from the pan-democratic camp and pro-Beijing front, is challenging the social stability of Hong Kong. Taking populism to refer to the utilisation of public opinion as an appeal ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/article/1539494/rise-radical-populism-pitting-hongkongers-against-hongkongers
  10. News - Hong Kong - OCCUPY CENTRAL

    Occupy Central thumbs nose at state media's use of 1.3b population to criticise unofficial vote

    Posted Jun 23rd 2014, 11:54am by Joyce Ng and Johnny Tam

    ... Joyce Ng and Johnny Tam No basis for comparison between 720,000-strong turnout at reform 'referendum' and 1.3 billion national population, poll organisers say Occupy thumbs nose ... was "no match" for the 1.3 billion population in the whole of China. That view was laughable, and disregarded the "one country, two systems" policy under which Hong Kong operates, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1538799/global-times-defeat-iron-lady-editorial-occupy-referendum-poll

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