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  1. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Rise of radical populism pitting Hongkongers against Hongkongers

    Posted Jun 24th 2014, 12:33pm by SONNY LO

    ... Sonny Lo Sonny Lo warns of violence to come if the political system is unable to accommodate these forces Rise of radical populism pitting Hongkongers against Hongkongers The rapid rise of populism, both from the pan-democratic camp and pro-Beijing front, is challenging the social stability of Hong Kong. Taking populism to refer to the utilisation of public opinion as an appeal ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/article/1539494/rise-radical-populism-pitting-hongkongers-against-hongkongers
  2. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Hong Kong needs a clearer view of population growth model

    Posted Feb 14th 2014, 09:06pm by Andrew Sheng

    ... Andrew Sheng Andrew Sheng says broad vision in ongoing consultation must lead to political decisions Hong Kong needs a clearer view of population growth model, and soon Hong Kong is currently consulting the public on its population policy. The steering committee proposes that the policy should "develop and nurture a population that will continuously support and drive Hong ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1427969/hong-kong-needs-clearer-view-population-growth-model
  3. Comment - Insight & Opinion - THE VIEW

    Health care could account for almost a third of Hong Kong GDP by end of century

    Posted Aug 26th 2014, 03:19pm by Richard Wong

    ... factors determine spending on health care: the size of the population, the proportion of elderly people in the population, the average income per person, and the cost of health-care services. ... and manufacturing in 1981 made up 31.8 per cent. Let me explain how I obtained my projections. Consider the effects of demography (changes in population numbers and ageing). The Hospital Authority's ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1580799/health-care-could-account-almost-third-hk-gdp-end-century
  4. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Shifting forces of supply and demand test Asia's health care systems

    Posted Aug 29th 2014, 04:25pm by STEVEN YEO

    ... The region is disparate both in population and in the evolution of its various health systems. However, the majority of Asian nations have been proactive in their approach to regional health challenges such as accessibility, cost and quality. A growing population of educated and affluent consumers is placing demands on health care systems. Asia is facing a "silver tsunami", ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/article/1581732/shifting-forces-supply-and-demand-test-asias-health-care-systems
  5. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Hong Kong needs a flexible approach to work as the population ages

    Posted Dec 31st 2013, 06:10pm by TIMOTHY PEIRSON-SMITH

    ... as the population ages Age of adaptation According to the government's consultation on population policy, Hong Kong's population is growing at just 0.6 per cent per annum, and worryingly by 2031, 28 per cent of the population will be aged 65 or above. With more people retiring than entering work, our labour force is estimated to peak in 2018 and decline by 6 per cent by 2031, risking ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1394012/hong-kong-needs-flexible-approach-work-population-ages
  6. Comment - Letters

    Elderly care policies must match vision for population planning

    Posted Dec 05th 2013, 04:27am by LETTERS

    ... Elderly care policies must match long-term vision on population Hong Kong's population is ageing very rapidly. The recently released consultative paper on population policy indicates that by 2041, about one-third of our population will be aged 65 or above, and our labour force will be shrunk from 58.8 per cent to 49.5 per cent. Measures suggested to tackle these challenges include ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/letters/article/1372977/elderly-care-policies-must-match-vision-population-planning
  7. Comment - Letters

    Lift blockade on Gaza to facilitate urgently needed reconstruction

    Posted Aug 22nd 2014, 04:30am by LETTERS

    ... population has not yet been calculated in detail, but we already know the orders of magnitude. Approximately 10,000 people were wounded, many of whom will need follow-up medical and surgical ... by the Israeli navy; and, problems obtaining raw materials. While the health impacts of the population’s impoverishment, together with the psychological ordeal of confinement, cannot be measured ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/letters/article/1578829/lift-blockade-gaza-facilitate-urgently-needed-reconstruction
  8. Comment - Insight & Opinion - BRICKS & MORTAR

    BNP report pinpoints mainland's healthiest property markets

    Posted Aug 25th 2014, 11:32am by Sandy Li

    ... undersold or oversold, degree of housing imbalance, population/floor space square metre sold and total population to hukou (registered) population ratio. In that contest, Shenzhen outperformed ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1580517/bnp-report-pinpoints-mainlands-healthiest-property-markets
  9. Comment - Blogs - ENVIRONMENT

    Documentary maker captures mounting waste from Chinese population boom

    Posted Dec 05th 2013, 06:29pm by Christy Choi

    ... Christy Choi christy.choi@scmp.com While economists continue to rely on the growth of China’s consumers to buoy growth in global markets, what is the effect of the country’s spiralling consumption? In Beijing Besieged by Waste, documentary filmmaker and p ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/blogs/article/1373790/documentary-maker-captures-mounting-waste-chinese-population-boom
  10. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Pension reform in Asia will benefit more than just its greying population

    Posted Nov 22nd 2013, 07:41pm by Andrew Sheng

    ... Andrew Sheng says such funds can help stabilise capital markets with a focus on the long term Pension reform in Asia will benefitmore than just its greying population The relaxation ... at relatively cheap rates, and open economies. But in many parts of Asia, as the population begins to age rapidly, there is genuine concern that Asians may grow old before they become rich. Last year, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1362905/pension-reform-asia-will-benefit-more-just-its-greying

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