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  1. Population boom putting pressure on land resources

    Posted Aug 29th 2008, 12:00am by Fox Yi Hu

    ... Fox Yi Hu Number of residents seen growing 4.6pc a year to 2011 Already the most densely populated place on Earth, Macau faces the challenge of sustaining a rapidly rising population ... residents, according to the latest census data. The population is forecast to hit 705,000 in 2016 and 829,000 in 2031, according to the Statistics and Census Bureau. Economist and gaming analyst Zeng ...

  2. Pension for parents to curb population

    Posted Jun 10th 2005, 12:00am by Josephine Ma

    ... Josephine Ma in Beijing Beijing will not relax its controversial one-child policy, but is shifting to a carrot-and-stick approach to control the size of the mainland's population. Pan Guiyu, a vice-director of the State Population and Family Planning Commission, yesterday said pensions would be provided to 1.35 million rural parents of single children or two daughters, ...

  3. Can Asia really fulfil its promise?

    Posted May 08th 2011, 12:00am

    ... to the conclusion that the region as a whole will have to raise its game. If it does, its share of global gross domestic product could reach 50 per cent by 2050, or almost equal to its global population ... economies, the rich Asia of Japan, South Korea, Taiwan, Hong Kong and Singapore. Their combined working-age populations are peaking about now. Their actual workforces may grow for the next decade ...

  4. U.N. aid agency defends cuts for refugees in HK

    Posted Mar 04th 2012, 12:00am

    ... John Carney john.carney@scmp.com The United Nations refugee body has defended its decision to slash payments to the 180 refugees living in Hong Kong by 80 per cent, saying it had no choice as global emergencies tie up more of the organisation's resou ...

  5. Hong Kong women live the longest

    Posted Jul 27th 2012, 12:00am

    ... in the youth suicide rate. The news is likely to reignite debate about the ageing population in Hong Kong, which still has a low birth rate. Experts warn that the growing number of elderly people will place additional strain on health services. With a low birth rate and better medical treatment, the median age of the city's population has increased by five years in the last decade, from ...

  6. Sensitive areas may be no-growth zones

    Posted Jan 05th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Stephen Chen Population study calls for end to urbanisation in environmentally important regions Urbanisation will be halted in Tibet, Guizhou, Ningxia and Qinghai, where population ... government had approved the scheme, proposed by the National Population and Family Planning Commission, and a timetable would be drawn up for its implementation next year. The arid regions ...

  7. Language point

    Posted Oct 20th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... This falls short of the estimated 600,000 who hop operators in the United States, but the US population is almost 60 times larger than Finland's. Here, 'Finland's' is an ellipsis (i.e. leaving out words rather than repeating them unnecessarily). Since it is understood that the comparison is between the US population and Finland's population, we can leave out ...

  8. Despite Singapore's GDP lead, it's not as enviable as it seems

    Posted Feb 05th 2012, 12:00am

    ... the gap look even bigger. The chart shows you a comparison of GDP in US dollar terms per head of population. On this basis, Singapore and Hong Kong were roughly matched for many years. But over ... on total population, but most statisticians these days use resident population- people who live within the census area most of the time. Singapore has 5.2 million people in total and 3.8 million ...

  9. South Asians push Chinese aside as Canada's main ethnic minority

    Posted Apr 04th 2008, 12:00am by Petti Fong

    ... time, minorities- people who are neither white nor aborigines- now make up a majority of the population in the City of Vancouver. While Chinese remain the largest minority group in Greater ... compared with 1.22 million ethnic Chinese. The data from the 2006 census was released by Statistics Canada. 'The [South Asian] population is growing and there are families being reunited ...

  10. Hong Kong faces brain drain

    Posted Dec 11th 2010, 12:00am by Rex Aguado

    ... Rex Aguado Hong Kong would lose as many as 30 per cent of its educated people if they were to leave for other countries, while Singapore's brainy population would actually surge ... The indices- covering the gain or 'drain' in the overall population, and the ranks of the youth and well-educated- were calculated by deducting the number of respondents who said they would ...




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