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  1. Lifestyle - Books - CHINA

    Book review: China's Urban Billion, by Tom Miller

    Posted Jan 13th 2013, 12:00am by Mark O'Neill

    ... countries of the developing world? Over the past 30 years, China's urban population has increased by 500 million and it is planning to add another 300 million by 2030, meaning one in every ...

    http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/books/article/1125521/book-review-chinas-urban-billion-tom-miller
  2. Business - Economy - CHINA

    Slower economic growth prompts Beijing to shift focus

    Posted Jan 18th 2013, 10:27am by Victoria Ruan

    ... the issues of an ageing population and social inequality. The economy expanded 7.8 per cent last year, the slowest since 1999, the chief of the National Bureau of Statistics, Ma Jiantang, said ... that."  Ma also said the workforce shrank for the first time last year, and the country needed an "appropriate and scientific" population policy for the times. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/economy/article/1130815/chinas-gdp-grows-78pc-slowest-13-years
  3. Business - Economy - CHINA

    World Bank-State Council study urges priority on China land reforms

    Posted Mar 26th 2014, 05:29am by Victoria Ruan

    ... Victoria Ruan in Beijing victoria.ruan@scmp.com Report lists six key issues in mainland push to have 60pc of population live in urban areas Study urges priority on land reforms Beijing ... billion population live in urban areas by 2020 from the current 53.7 per cent as part of efforts to boost consumption and productivity. But in-depth discussions and debates continue as Beijing ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/economy/article/1457264/world-bank-state-council-study-urges-priority-china-land-reforms
  4. Property - Hong Kong & China - CHINA

    Home-price gap between first-tier and provincial cities widens further

    Posted Sep 18th 2013, 12:00am by Peggy Sito

    ... rate, population density, and the city's size. It found that in Ordos - known as a "ghost city" because of its low occupancy rates - prices had fallen sharply to 3,000 yuan per ...

    http://www.scmp.com/property/hong-kong-china/article/1311740/home-price-gap-between-first-tier-and-provincial-cities
  5. Lifestyle - Books - CHINA

    Book review: The Specter of "the People", by Mun Young Cho

    Posted Jul 28th 2013, 12:00am by Mark O'Neill

    ... as ignorant dropouts from the market economy," Cho writes. The district - population 55,000 - was home to the Fenghuang factory that once employed 15,000 workers; it went bankrupt in 2005. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/books/article/1291254/book-review-specter-people-mun-young-cho
  6. Lifestyle - Books - CHINA

    Book review: Stumbling Giant, by Timothy Beardson

    Posted Jun 23rd 2013, 12:00am by Mark O'Neill

    ... disparity, remorseless ageing, a falling population and a declining labour force, all of which will affect stability and make high economic growth unsustainable … Between 2010 and 2030, the trebling ...

    http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/books/article/1265842/book-review-stumbling-giant-timothy-beardson
  7. Business - Economy - CHINA

    City migrants help boost rural incomes

    Posted Jan 31st 2013, 12:00am by BLOOM

    ... but such consumption-led expansion will be more sustainable." The trend may persist for a while as a declining working-age population helps push up migrant labourers' pay and the government keeps ... than one fifth of what urban households spent. Urban dwellers account for 53 per cent of China's population of 1.35 billion, according to the statistics bureau. The central ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/economy/article/1139645/city-migrants-help-boost-rural-incomes
  8. Business - Economy - CHINA

    Bird flu seen as curb on inflation

    Posted Apr 12th 2013, 12:00am by Daniel Ren

    ... which controls KFC, said sales of the restaurant chain in the world's most populous market would be severely affected by the flu. "Within the past week, publicity associated with avian ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/economy/article/1212621/bird-flu-seen-curb-inflation
  9. Business - Economy - CHINA

    China cities infrastructure demand booms

    Posted Nov 05th 2012, 12:00am by JANE CAI

    ... Development and Reform Commission (NDRC), the country's top economic planner. About 690 million people, or 51 per cent of the mainland's population, live in the country's urban areas. ... Hong Kong's present population- according to Li, who is head of the think tank that advises the NDRC on urban planning policies. This would call for more housing projects as well as roads, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/economy/article/1075180/china-cities-infrastructure-demand-booms
  10. Business - Economy - CHINA

    Beijing urged to boost productivity to encourage economic growth

    Posted Dec 17th 2012, 12:00am by Kwong Man-ki

    ... warned at the weekend. Cai Fang, the director of the Institute of Population and Labour Economics at the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences, also said the country's current real rate ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/economy/article/1107001/beijing-urged-boost-productivity-encourage-economic-growth

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