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  1. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Brighter future for migrant children in mainland cities

    Posted Nov 24th 2014, 05:17am by SCMP Editorial

    ... of urban residents from about 54 per cent of the population to 60 per cent by 2020. Much has been written about the planning and development challenges of providing essential social services for migrants, many of whom will now be bound for tier-two and three growth centres. Our report on a new dimension of the country's mobile population amplifies them. The era of individual migration, ...

  2. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Drugs a natural target in Beijing's war against corruption

    Posted Nov 27th 2014, 04:19am by SCMP Editorial

    ... right to rule, but they have reason to be afraid. Guangdong's booming narcotics trade and huge addict population have made it a top target in a new nationwide police crackdown. Launched ... but for different reasons. Guangdong has the biggest population of registered suspected addicts- nearly one-fifth of the national total of 2.5 million- including migrants from other parts of China, who ...

  3. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Modi broke taboo on women's rights in India; now action must follow

    Posted Nov 23rd 2014, 06:03am by SCMP Editorial

    ... guidelines for the ratio of hospital beds, doctors and nurses to its population. Sterilisation is the only form of contraception most Indian women know- more than 4.5 million a year undergo it. ... this form of birth control when its fertility rate per woman has fallen from more than five 40 years ago to 2.4 now, close to the rate of 2.1 that keeps a population stable. Economic development ...

  4. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    As Japan's economy falters, it's vital for Shinzo Abe to fire his third arrow

    Posted Nov 19th 2014, 05:04am by SCMP Editorial

    ... population ages and shrinks, placing heavier tax burdens on younger wage earners. Meanwhile, manufacturers who have lost their leading edge in innovation shift production to cheaper locations ...

  5. 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. ...

  6. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    A new world order takes shape as China rises

    Posted Nov 13th 2014, 05:21am by SCMP Editorial

    ... and maritime network of industrial and financial infrastructure serving 40 per cent of the world's population in a region that will account for 50 per cent of its trade. In what has been described ...

  7. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Silver lining in ageing society

    Posted Oct 27th 2014, 04:06am by SCMP Editorial

    ... statistics that warn against the perils of an ageing population. This newspaper held a well-attended forum titled "The age crisis" this month in which experts presented convincing arguments ... The tenor of the forum changed thereafter from one of doom and gloom to opportunity. If we simply look at the figures and estimates, the predictions are certainly dire. With an ageing population ...

  8. 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 ...

  9. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Monitor youths' mental health

    Posted Oct 20th 2014, 05:08am by SCMP Editorial

    ... was twice that of the general population, understandably prompting concern among the psychiatrists behind the annual telephone survey. There are no definitive answers, but the nature of the result ...

  10. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Government must do more to help relatives put the dead to rest

    Posted Oct 17th 2014, 04:55am by SCMP Editorial

    ... yet to make good its promise of building more columbariums. But as certain as death is the burden that arises. As our population ages, the demand for burial sites also increases. Officials ...




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