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  1. 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
  2. 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
  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. 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
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. News - Hong Kong - SOCIETY

    Crunch time for new pension plan, says Professor Nelson Chow

    Posted Jun 30th 2014, 05:06am by LO WEI

    ... size of the working population and salary growth in the next 30 years. The new scheme would replace the existing old-age allowance and old-age living allowance. Chow said yesterday that now ... and there was more awareness of the need to support the ageing population. Chow, a social work specialist from the University of Hong Kong, said the key issue was whether the chosen plan could be funded- ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1543209/crunch-time-new-pension-plan-says-professor-nelson-chow
  9. News - Hong Kong - SOCIETY

    Poverty line set too low for people living alone: Oxfam

    Posted Jun 17th 2014, 06:46pm by LO WEI

    ... from October to February to provide another method of measuring the poor population. Unlike the government's poverty line, which is based on "relative poverty"- 50 per cent of the population's median income- the study used "absolute poverty", a measure of what people actually needed to survive. Oxfam Hong Kong's programme senior manager Kalina Tsang Ka-wai ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1534810/oxfam-calls-minimum-wage-be-raised-hk35-hour
  10. Lifestyle - Books - SOCIETY

    Book review: Japan: The Paradox of Harmony, by Keiko Hirata and Mark Warschauer

    Posted Jun 29th 2014, 03:43pm by Julian Ryall

    ... men to watch animated movies or make plastic models instead of seeking a bride and a family, or Graying and Shrinking, which details the dramatic ageing of the population and the desperate ...

    http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/books/article/1541652/book-review-japan-paradox-harmony-keiko-hirata-and-mark-warschauer

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