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  1. Baby boom pushes population over 7m

    Posted Aug 14th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Staff Reporter A baby boom has helped to push the population past seven million, according to figures released yesterday. The data, released by the Census and Statistics Department, shows ... was another big factor behind the increase. Figures released earlier this year said the population had passed seven million by the end of last year. But the revised figures yesterday put ...

  2. HK population passes 7m on surge in births

    Posted Feb 17th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Ng Kang-chung Hong Kong's population finally passed 7 million last year, helped by a surge in births to a 25-year high. Net migration of 18,700 was the other factor in the 0.8 per ... recorded was in 1983, when 83,300 newborns arrived. Experts said that, despite the rise in births, the city's population was still ageing and most immigrants were not well educated. Joe Leung ...

  3. No excuses for bloated dog population

    Posted Feb 16th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Zoe Mak Sally Andersen, who runs Hong Kong Dog Rescue, said the incident highlighted the need for tighter canine population control in the villages. 'There are so many dogs like Bogi all over the New Territories and the Outlying Islands,' she said. 'The government really needs to stop talking and start acting to make a difference to the stray dog population ...

  4. population control

    Posted Jun 18th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... policy should be abolished? 2. Do your parents or grandparents have a preference for boys over girls? 3. What measures should the government take to ease the population crisis? Weblinks ...

  5. Third of macaques at country parks sterilised to control population boom

    Posted Jan 24th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... says. Their numbers had jumped from 1,400 in 2002 to 2,100, and were expected to increase to 2,600 in five years. If left unchecked, the population explosion would lead to more intense ... from up to 7.8 per cent, by sterilising half the macaque population. 'In 10 to 12 years, when many of the sterilised macaques reach the end of their lifespan, we hope to see negative ...

  6. Family carers can help meet challenge of ageing population

    Posted Nov 08th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Like the rest of the world, Hong Kong is facing the challenge of an ageing population. By 2036, 26.4 per cent of our population will be aged 65 or above. The concepts of 'ageing ... This policy and fiscal agenda reflects the government's good efforts to support family carers who are our greatest resource for long-term care as our population ages. But whether the government ...

  7. City's declining birth rate a good indication of population stress

    Posted Oct 13th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... level', policy makers ought to examine the term's relevance. Even a first-time visitor can see that Hong Kong is one of the most densely populated places on Earth. Such density exacerbates almost every problem we face. In 1947 the population was 1.7 million. Owing to politics, survival economics and the Chinese predilection for big families, the population peaked last year at 6.9 ...

  8. The population is still rising, despite 'one-child' policy

    Posted Dec 27th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... a State Population and Family Planning Commission report said. At the rate of growth now, the 1.3 billion population mark will be passed next year. Critics said that despite the 'one-child' policy and other population control initiatives, the 0.778 per cent growth rate was still a cause for concern. 'The figure of net-added population demonstrates that China is still ...

  9. Elderly population suffers effects of inadequate welfare

    Posted Jul 21st 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... one. It is now widely recognised that one of the greatest challenges the central government faces is how to improve the lot of the burgeoning elderly population. Figures released by the State Statistics Bureau this month have marked out China as one of the only developing countries in the world with an ageing population. But as things stand, the country's nascent health and welfare ...

  10. One-child policy in focus as zero population growth approaches

    Posted Mar 11th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Shi Ting China's population will stop growing by 2040 and the country's birth-control policy may be seriously modified to accommodate demographic changes, a senior population official says. Li Honggui, vice-president of the Family Planning Association of China, said the world's most populous country would be able to achieve zero population growth in less than 40 ...




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