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  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. News - World - ENVIRONMENT

    Great white shark population growing, new US analysis of data finds

    Posted Jun 17th 2014, 09:43pm by Reuters

    ... Reuters in Orlando, United States Great white shark on the up, says study A new look at research on great white sharks in the northeast Pacific Ocean indicates the population is probably ... "did a double take" when the Stanford researchers calculated the population of adult and near-adult great whites along the central California coast at only 219. The Burgess study claims ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1534905/great-white-shark-population-growing-new-us-analysis-data-finds
  7. Business - Economy - COMMENT

    Unhappy underemployed will spark wave of populism

    Posted May 29th 2014, 10:23am by RICHARD HARRIS

    ... Richard Harris More regulation, nationalism and protection are likely to emerge, posing challenges for markets Unhappy underemployed will spark wave of populism In the last few years, ... that will pander to populism. We are likely to see more regulation, more nationalism and protectionism, further attacks on high earners and owners of capital, and relaxed budgets. Governments will find ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/economy/article/1520977/unhappy-underemployed-will-spark-wave-populism
  8. Lifestyle - Technology - SCIENCE FOCUS

    Debate continues to rage over how much of a population the earth can sustain

    Posted May 25th 2014, 04:25am by Martin Williams

    ... Martin Williams Experts have different views on how much of a population rise the earth can sustain, but many believe the crunch is approaching The population bomb that just keeps ... burgeoning numbers. One of the best known was English clergyman and scholar Thomas Robert Malthus, who in 1798 published An Essay on the Principle of Population, with pronouncements including: ...

    http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/technology/article/1519237/debate-continues-rage-over-how-much-population-earth-can
  9. News - World - CONSERVATION

    Tanzania's entire population of elephants could be killed by ivory poachers in 6 years

    Posted May 10th 2014, 01:34am by AFP

    ... Poachers are killing Tanzania's elephants for their ivory at such alarming rates that the population could be completely wiped out in just six years, conservationists said yesterday. A two-day ... gangs. "About 30 elephants a day are killed... at this rate the population will be exterminated by 2020," said the Tanzanian Elephant Protection Society (TEPS. Tanzanian Vice-President ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1508775/tanzanias-entire-population-elephants-could-be-killed-ivory-poachers-6
  10. News - Hong Kong - TOWN PLANNING

    Plans to boost Yuen Long population by a quarter prompts congestion fears

    Posted Apr 30th 2014, 04:18am by FANNY FUNG

    ... Fanny W. Y. Fung fanny.fung@scmp.com Blueprint envisages boosting area's population by almost a quarter in nine years; but local councillors fear infrastructure will not cope Yuen Long plan prompts fears over congestion A blueprint to boost Yuen Long's population by almost a quarter in nine years was met with concern from district councillors who fear ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1500237/plans-boost-yuen-long-population-quarter-prompts-congestion-fears

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