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  1. The one-child enforcers who are pushing for two

    Posted Jul 24th 2009, 12:00am by Will Clem

    ... the campaign will do much to reverse a trend which has seen the number of retirees grow more than twice as fast as the general population since 2000, leaving the city with 21.6 per cent of its people aged over 60 and only 10.6 per cent under 18. There was little drive to have children in modern society, said one expert, Peng Xizhe, director of Fudan University's Institute of Population ...

  2. Great north boasts variety of quality

    Posted Nov 15th 2008, 12:00am by Will Clem

    ... placed Victoria University on top overall. Despite its size, Canada's relatively small population remains concentrated in two regions on either side of the country- resulting in considerable east-west rivalry. As logic dictates, the majority of universities are in these population centres, particularly in main cities such as Vancouver, Toronto and Montreal. But there are also ...

  3. Plan for five new schools approved

    Posted Oct 22nd 2005, 12:00am by Will Clem

    ... Will Clem The Education and Manpower Bureau has released plans to push ahead with building five more schools, despite falling student numbers. They are part of a list of 39 building projects that were placed under review when 2003 population projections showed a sharper decline than was predicted in 2001. The new recommendations bring to 22 the number of those projects which ...

  4. Drop in secondary school entries reflects sharp decline in birth rate

    Posted Jul 08th 2008, 12:00am by Will Clem

    ... of 47,000 in 2003. 'The decline in the total student population is likely to have had some effect, but we have not done a detailed analysis of the reasons behind the drop in applications. ... Council, said the shrinking student population meant it was easier for students to get into a school of their choice, but that meant greater competition between schools. 'There are also now ...

  5. Primary numbers take shock fall

    Posted Sep 13th 2008, 12:00am by Will Clem

    ... The shocking statistic- uncovered in a detailed examination by Education Post of the primary school profiles released on Monday- demonstrates the full impact the declining student population has had ... 'This district is mostly populated by middle-class families and they tend not to have many children,' she said. Only 198- or 38.2 per cent- had relatively stable enrolment, judged as being ...

  6. Cultural mix a vibrant record of history

    Posted Mar 12th 2005, 12:00am by Will Clem

    ... long, Indians made up the majority of the population. Today, two in three people in Mauritius are of Indian descent. The last major cultural influx came early in the 20th century, when Chinese immigrants began to arrive, mostly Hakka or Cantonese who came as traders or shopkeepers. They now make up about 3 per cent of the population. ...

  7. Thousands of students detained at college

    Posted Jul 09th 2009, 12:00am by Will Clem

    ... population. Tensions remained high, although the security presence was slightly less visible than on Monday. Dozens of soldiers remained stationed on the plaza in front of the mosque but guards had ...

  8. Class size a matter of luck and location

    Posted Sep 09th 2008, 12:00am by Will Clem

    ... September, parents and children will find their choices may be limited by which of the 36 school districts they live in. All the schools in each of six densely populated districts have been ... the Education Bureau did not simply look at cold statistics, and learned to look at the background behind the figures.' A bureau spokeswoman said population projections for the three districts over ...

  9. Rain, not the moon, casts a shadow over Shanghai

    Posted Jul 23rd 2009, 12:00am by Will Clem

    ... earlier, before sweeping over more than 40 mainland cities. From the Himalayan foothills, the arc passed over the whole Yangtze River basin- one of the most populated regions on the planet- making ...

  10. Secluded island of hidden pleasures

    Posted Mar 12th 2005, 12:00am by Will Clem

    ... programme. In the 1970s, the bird's population had fallen to just four, but there are now more than 350 of Mauritius' only bird of prey in the wild, making it a great environmentalist ... and mixture of African, European and Asian cultures mean a visit to Mauritius is more than just a chance to relax. Two thirds of the population is ethnically Indian, and most of the rest are Creole ...




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