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  1. News - China - SOCIETY

    Queues at first centre offering to register wills or help draft them

    Posted Mar 23rd 2013, 12:00am by Raymond Li

    ... and the government-backed China Ageing Development Foundation (CADF) to cater to the needs of the mainland's ageing population. However, the topic of death remains such a taboo that it has prevented many ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1197495/queues-first-centre-offering-register-wills-or-help-draft-them
  2. News - Hong Kong - SOCIETY

    Public consultation on ageing population slammed by experts

    Posted Oct 25th 2013, 03:26am by Olga Wong, Ada Lee and Jennifer Ngo

    ... as it is launched Public quiz on ageing population slammed A proposed five-pronged approach to managing challenges arising from Hong Kong's ageing population came under fire yesterday for being too ... problems worsen in the future. Ideas include ways to tap into the inactive population such as housewives and retirees to encourage them to return to the workplace. But a veteran academic ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1339154/public-consultation-ageing-population-slammed-experts
  3. News - Hong Kong - SOCIETY

    Public opinion to be sought on city's ageing population crisis

    Posted Oct 12th 2013, 12:00am by Olga Wong

    ... to be sought on ageing crisis Solutions to the city's ageing- population crisis will be up for discussion this month as the public's views are sought on how to replenish the shrinking ... close to the government say. It is estimated that by 2041 one in three Hongkongers will be elderly. Ahead of the public consultation, the government's population advisers decided ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1329873/public-opinion-be-sought-citys-ageing-population-crisis
  4. News - China - SOCIETY

    Survey shows problems of China's growing elderly population

    Posted Jun 01st 2013, 12:00am by Jeanette Wang

    ... Jeanette Wang in Beijing jeanette.wang@scmp.com Survey shows task facing Beijing as it struggles to cater for the world's fastest-rising elderly population, with a quarter below poverty line Stark truth about ageing China An unprecedented study of China's ageing population has shown a third of elderly mainlanders report poor health and a quarter are struggling below ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1250966/survey-shows-problems-mainlands-growing-elderly-population
  5. News - Hong Kong - SOCIETY

    Hole in Hong Kong's population figures revealed

    Posted Feb 01st 2013, 12:00am by Olga Wong

    ... Olga Wong olga.wong@scmp.com Government admits it cannot say how many foreigners and mainlanders live in the city, leading to calls for overhaul of data collection POPULATION STATS DON’T TELL THE FULL STORY Pressure over Hong Kong's population policies increased yesterday after the government admitted it had no idea how many foreigners and mainlanders lived in the city. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1140586/hole-hong-kongs-population-figures-revealed
  6. News - Hong Kong - SOCIETY

    Number of prisoners in Hong Kong hits record low

    Posted Sep 07th 2014, 04:56am by Lana Lam

    ... and new Correctional Services Department figures show that last year, it was 99.5 days. As of June, the penal population was 8,906, made up of 7,249 inmates- those in prisons, drug treatment and rehabilitation centres- and 1,657 people on remand awaiting trial. In 2004, the number was 13,138, with 1,555 people on remand. Each year over the past decade, Hong Kong's overall penal population ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1586883/prison-population-hits-record-low-theyre-spending-more-time-remand
  7. News - China - SOCIETY

    Uygur-Han Chinese couples offered 10,000 yuan a year to marry in Xinjiang county

    Posted Sep 02nd 2014, 06:16pm by Andrea Chen

    ... introduction. The county, which is in the south of the far-western region, has a population of more than 100,000. More than 72 per cent are Uygur and fewer than 26 per cent Han. Uygurs, a Turkic-speaking Muslim people, make up a large minority of Xinjiang's population. On top of the cash rewards, Qiemo has promised education and health care subsidies to the couples and their children. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1583806/xinjiang-county-offers-10000-yuan-reward-uygurs-who-marry-han-chinese
  8. News - Hong Kong - SOCIETY

    Policing career is a dream come true

    Posted Sep 10th 2014, 04:12am by SAMUEL CHAN

    ... The last census in 2011 found that the city's Indian community numbered about 28,000, while the Pakistani and Nepalese populations were about 18,000 and 16,000, respectively, Having grown up ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1588898/policing-career-dream-come-true
  9. Lifestyle - Books - SOCIETY

    Book review: The Invisible Citizens of Hong Kong, by Sophia Law Suk-mun

    Posted Aug 17th 2014, 08:02am by Amy Russell

    ... detail and creative talent, allowing readers to gain an understanding of the context and experiences of this population of people, while seeing and feeling these experiences more acutely. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/books/article/1574188/book-review-invisible-citizens-hong-kong-sophia-law-suk-mun
  10. News - Hong Kong - SOCIETY

    Civic Party presses for retirement plan it says government report ignored

    Posted Aug 08th 2014, 05:28am by Jennifer Ngo

    ... working population will be at its smallest. "The longer we drag our feet, the more expensive the scheme is going to be," he said. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1568558/civic-party-presses-retirement-plan-it-says-government-report-ignored

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