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  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. 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
  10. 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

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