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  1. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Measles threat to migrant workers

    Posted Jul 13th 2014, 03:25am by SCMP Editorial

    ... mobile population. One of them is the spread of measles, a disease Beijing planned to virtually eliminate by 2012 with a vaccination campaign. At the end of last year China had about 245 million migrant workers, accounting for 18 per cent of the population. The disease is making a comeback among them because millions of their children are slipping through the vaccination net. Low ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1552893/measles-threat-migrant-workers
  2. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Hong Kong needs to make hard choices on population policy

    Posted Oct 26th 2013, 12:21am by SCMP Editorial

    ... SCMP Editorial Hard choices that will affect us all Not for the first time, the public has been asked to put on its thinking cap for a population policy. What sets the latest consultation ... as early as 2002. There has been no shortage of analyses and proposals since then. Leung Chun-ying is the third chief executive to broach the subject. Population is understandably a complex issue. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1340079/hong-kong-needs-make-hard-choices-population-policy
  3. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Education can help cut China's demand for ivory

    Posted Jul 09th 2014, 05:07am by SCMP Editorial

    ... as a source of wisdom, a sign of nobility and symbol of wealth. Elephant populations were so threatened in the 1980s that trade in new ivory was mostly banned. Mainland China's rising wealth has ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1549922/education-can-help-cut-chinas-demand-ivory
  4. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Shinzo Abe must show strong leadership to realise ambitious plans

    Posted Jul 02nd 2014, 04:54am by SCMP Editorial

    ... among them political and business opposition and the world's most rapidly ageing population. As important, foreign policy plays a crucial role: success depends on deep economic linkages ... of parliament have demanded a watering down of the shift away from pacifism. Uppermost among domestic concerns is the rapidly ageing- and shrinking- population. Abe's proposals to prod more women ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1544411/shinzo-abe-must-show-strong-leadership-realise-ambitious
  5. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Soccer-mad Asia falls short again in World Cup

    Posted Jun 29th 2014, 05:27am by SCMP Editorial

    ... today. The puzzle is that even though Asia, home to half the world's population and to hotbeds of soccer fever including China, will not have a team among the 16, Asians will still account ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1542599/soccer-mad-asia-falls-short-again-world-cup
  6. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Information is key to wise population policy vision

    Posted Feb 08th 2013, 12:00am by SCMP Editorial

    ... SCMP Editorial Information key to policy vision Government inertia is never a good idea when it comes to population and planning. This has to be especially so for Hong Kong, where ... to spur the discussion that authorities have avoided. Singapore's population white paper, unveiled last week, is bold in scope and vision. It seeks a 30 per cent rise in numbers over the next ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1145597/information-key-wise-population-policy-vision
  7. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Tough tasks are piling up for CY Leung

    Posted Jun 26th 2014, 05:11am by SCMP Editorial

    ... to show that Leung is making efforts on various fronts, such as setting an official poverty line to help the poor and taking on the problem of an ageing population. The 41-page report lists ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1540595/tough-tasks-are-piling-cy-leung
  8. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Pledge to settle border row offers chance to boost Sino-India ties

    Posted Jun 16th 2014, 03:03am by SCMP Editorial

    ... There is every reason why the nations should resolve differences and cooperate: as neighbours with one-third of the global population, there are enormous benefits for one another, the region ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1533494/wang-yis-pledge-settle-border-row-offers-chance-boost-sino
  9. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Pension debate throws up hard questions about financial burden

    Posted Jun 02nd 2014, 03:25am by SCMP Editorial

    ... governments have spared no effort in tackling a highly contentious issue. But the public perception is that the government, having put in place minimal protection for the working population, does ... persons, compared with one person supported by five at present. The question is whether future generations can finance pensions for an expanding elderly population indefinitely. The public is now ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1523480/pension-debate-throws-hard-questions-about-financial-burden
  10. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Lessons for China in fighting obesity

    Posted Jun 04th 2014, 05:26am by SCMP Editorial

    ... SCMP Editorial Lessons for China in fighting obesity Obesity is surging in China. Overall, the total remains relatively low as a percentage of the population compared with other countries, according to Washington's Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation. But in terms of the financial burden on a hard-pressed health system, 62 million obese people living in China last year ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1524847/lessons-china-fighting-obesity

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