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  1. News - Hong Kong - ON SECOND THOUGHT

    Missing links in government's population policy consultation paper

    Posted Nov 01st 2013, 04:29am by Elizabeth Wong

    ... Elizabeth Wong Chien Chi-lien Unanswered questions- and a few opportunities- in consultation paper Missing links in population plan Economists might tell us the wealth of Hong Kong is built on four Ps: people, participation, productivity and poppycock. The long-awaited consultation paper of the steering committee on population policy is out at last. It was unveiled at a media ...

  2. News - Hong Kong - ON SECOND THOUGHT

    Occupy Central is naive to think its disruptive threat will work

    Posted Aug 08th 2014, 05:28am by LAM KWOON-WONG

    ... suppression that affects a large segment of the population. Repeated polls by respectable agencies show that public support for Occupy Central has never gone past the one-quarter mark. That is a clear ...

  3. News - Hong Kong - ON SECOND THOUGHT

    Time to tackle this alarming issue

    Posted Mar 01st 2013, 12:00am by PAUL YIP SIU-FAI

    ... Paul Yip Siu-fai The workforce is shrinking while there is an unprecedented rise in number of older people Time to tackle this alarming issue Population policy is an important issue ... change is the shrinking workforce and unprecedented increase in the number of older adults in the population. The labour force increased by 8.4 per cent, from 3.4 million to 3.7 million, between ...

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    In pursuit of progress, every choice comes at a cost

    Posted Jun 13th 2014, 04:48am by PAUL YIP SIU-FAI

    ... in the course of development, and each choice comes at a cost. The ultimate aim should be the same: to enhance the well-being of the population. Last month's Shanghai Forum discussed economic ... explained why urban development should not focus solely on GDP growth at the expense of the population's well-being. Urban development is only the means to an end; the ultimate aim is the good ...

  5. News - Hong Kong - ON SECOND THOUGHT

    Time to throw out the old mindset on waste problem

    Posted May 30th 2014, 04:10am by LAM WOON-KWONG

    ... Lam Woon-kwong Why Hong Kong's rubbish-strewn path towards recycling leads to Sweden Time to throw out the old mindset on waste problem Last week, the chief executive returned from Sweden, where he was on a trip to study how this small country, with a marginally higher population than Hong Kong, manages to be so innovative in its development and use of technology. ...

  6. News - Hong Kong - ON SECOND THOUGHT

    Stop saving for a rainy day when it's raining right now

    Posted Mar 07th 2014, 03:15am by ELIZABETH WONG CHIEN CHI-LIEN

    ... Elizabeth Wong Chien Chi-lien The government should use its funds to reverse our ageing population Stop saving for a rainy day when it's raining now Financial Secretary John Tsang ... term because of an ageing population. In fact, he has consistently erred on the side of caution, and many of his past estimated deficits have turned out to be embarrassing surpluses. Besides, ...

  7. News - Hong Kong - ON SECOND THOUGHT

    Big Apple offers Hong Kong a good example of why it should embrace immigrants

    Posted Feb 07th 2014, 04:47am by PERRY LAM

    ... Yorkers", the 235-page document gives a detailed statistical analysis of the city's increasingly important immigrant population, tracing where the newest arrivals have come from, where ... the city's immigrant population has reached a record high of 3.1 million, accounting for about 37 per cent of the overall population of slightly over eight million. The Chinese population, now ...

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    A debate that must be for the people and by the people

    Posted Oct 18th 2013, 05:52am by PAUL YIP SIU FAI

    ... Paul Yip Siu-fai Public consultation on population policy is imminent but some myths stand in the way A debate that must be for the people and by the people The government is going to engage the public on population policy soon. As a non-official member of the steering committee on population policy, I am delighted to see the present administration committed to identifying ...

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    Spending on education, training and health is an investment- not merely an expense

    Posted Jan 17th 2014, 04:15am by PAUL YIP SIU-FAI

    ... at various stages of their lives to train and enhance their abilities. These countries have been investing heavily in education and understand the quality of their populations. Australian government ... The Steering Committee on Population Policy has repeatedly called attention to the social problems of an ageing society. But the crisis, if responded to appropriately, can create opportunities. ...

  10. News - Hong Kong - ON SECOND THOUGHT

    Patriotism just can't be taught

    Posted Nov 08th 2013, 04:07am by PERRY LAM

    ... And while unchecked population growth continues to be one of China's most intractable social problems, Hong Kong has taken advantage of its cheap manpower to grow into one of Asia's ...




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