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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

    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
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    In population debate, growth for its own sake is no answer

    Posted Oct 28th 2013, 10:08pm by Peter Kammerer

    ... Peter Kammerer Peter Kammerer says our obsessive focus on the workforce in the population debate is an approach that ignores quality of life Growth control The government's latest consultation on population follows a familiar theme. Fertility rates are among the lowest in the world, we're fast ageing, the workforce is shrinking and unless there is lots of new- preferably ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1342071/population-debate-growth-its-own-sake-no-answer
  8. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Ageing population debate heats up

    Posted Nov 01st 2013, 12:13am by Bernard Chan

    ... Bernard Chan Bernard Chan says consultationcalls for thoughtful debate, not cynicism Hard choices will have to be made as population ages The government launched its public engagement exercise on population policy last week. Critics or sceptics who see a hidden agenda, like pushing importation of cheap overseas labour, should study the consultation document, "Thoughts ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1344600/ageing-population-debate-heats
  9. 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
  10. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Baby steps not enough for population policy

    Posted Oct 28th 2013, 03:26am by Alice Wu

    ... Alice Wu Alice Wu welcomes the population policy debate, but says officials must first convince us they are serious about making major changes Baby steps We have been talking about a population policy in this city for years. The reasons behind our ridiculously low birth rate is as obvious as they are numerous. It all comes down to our shift in attitude to demand a better qualify ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1339792/baby-steps-not-enough-population-policy

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