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  1. News - Asia - POPULATION

    South Koreans could die out by 2750 if birth rates stay low (and Japanese won't be far behind)

    Posted Aug 26th 2014, 10:40pm by Julian Ryall

    ... Julian Ryall in Tokyo Low birth rates risk doomsday scenario An expert on the ageing of populations has warned that many societies in the Asia-Pacific region are at risk of extinction ... that the fertility rate had declined to 1.19 children per South Korean woman during her lifetime, significantly below the rate required to keep the population stable at around 50 million people. A simulation ...

  2. News - Hong Kong - POPULATION

    Satellite towns face struggle to cope with elderly populations

    Posted Nov 12th 2013, 04:53am by Olga Wong

    ... by boom in elderly Satellite towns built since the 1970s will bear the brunt of the boom in Hong Kong’s elderly population over the next five years, with the number of residents over 65 expected ... as to which public estates should be retrofitted earlier so the elderly can live in them,” Chan said. Fourteen per cent of Hong Kong’s population is aged 65 or over, a figure expected to rise to 30 ...

  3. News - Hong Kong - POPULATION

    Mainland Chinese migrants since 1997 now make up 10pc of Hong Kong population

    Posted Mar 21st 2013, 12:00am by Stuart Lau

    ... Stuart Lau stuart.lau@scmp.com One-way permits offer an important avenue for population growth while letting people reunite with their families, the Security Bureau says 1 in 10 residents ... lawmakers. "New arrivals on the strength of one-way permits are among the important sources of population growth in Hong Kong." The Immigration and Home Affairs departments collected ...

  4. News - China - POPULATION

    New realities drive population policy, experts say

    Posted Mar 11th 2013, 12:00am by ZHUANG PINGHUI

    ... Zhuang Pinghui pinghui.zhuang@scmp.com Axing of family planning commission reflects economic, demographic changes, experts say Population policy driven by new attitudes, realities The decision to dissolve the National Population and Family Planning Commission demonstrates changing attitudes about population control after nearly a half of century of successful- if often brutal- ...

  5. News - China - POPULATION

    Birth rate holds steady after one-child policy eased, but there won't be further easing

    Posted Jul 11th 2014, 04:36am by Zhuang Pinghui

    ... But the authorities would not allow all parents to have a second child, as the extra births would cause the population to spike, the official said. Yang Wenzhuang, chief of the grass-roots family planning ... of the first child, the career plans of the mother, housing and employment. It also shows the influence of policy on birth is dropping," Yang said. The commission estimates the population will hit ...

  6. News - Hong Kong - POPULATION

    Hong Kong fails in attempt to halt 20-year slide in birth rate

    Posted Jan 16th 2013, 12:00am by Olga Wong

    ... It is projected to sink to 1,151 by 2041. Yip will sit on a steering committee on population policy which will hold its first meeting on Friday. He said the study would also address what the researchers said was a failure to lay out a road map to tackle the issue of the city's ageing population. They will look at the impact of the ageing population on health care services, welfare ...

  7. Business - China Business - POPULATION

    Age of opportunity awaits in mainland China

    Posted Nov 26th 2012, 12:00am by Enoch Yiu

    ... of opportunity awaits on mainland While many would expect China's ageing population to have a negative impact on its economy, some analysts think differently. Charles Somers, a portfolio manager ... two demographic changes: an ageing population and an increasing number of people moving from villages to live and work in cities. "China has reached a stage where it has fewer young ...

  8. News - Hong Kong - POPULATION

    Hong Kong should employ commuter workers from Pearl River Delta, says Paul Cheung

    Posted Feb 24th 2014, 04:45am by Olga Wong

    ... Olga Wong olga.wong@scmp.com Singapore's success in using Malaysian workers could be replicated with mainland residents, says Lion City's former population chief 'Fill ... and growing housing shortage over the next 30 years, says the architect of Singapore's population policy. The suggestion by Paul Cheung, director of population planning in Singapore from 1986 ...

  9. News - China - POPULATION

    CPPCC delegate highlights perks of Chinese mums giving birth abroad

    Posted Mar 04th 2014, 07:13pm by Andrea Chen

    ... Andrea Chen andrea.chen@scmp.com Family planning expert reacts to celebrity journalist's overseas delivery by outlining benefits of the practice A population expert with the Chinese ... citizenship Ma Xun, population expert “Above all, it’s not costly,” Ma told the  Beijing Times newspaper on Tuesday. “Also, you don’t need to pay the social compensation fee [penalty] if it’s your ...

  10. News - Hong Kong - POPULATION

    Hong Kong faces challenge ensuring the elderly feel right at home

    Posted Feb 24th 2014, 04:45am by Olga Wong

    ... and welfare needs are becoming more pressing. The number of people over 65 will double to 2.16 million within 20 years, accounting for a quarter of the population. They will represent a third ... on public finances. "The issues of elderly accommodation and retirement security are basic when we look at population policy," said Nelson Chow Wing-sun, chair professor at the University ...




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