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  1. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Hugo Chavez reign highlights the pitfalls of populism

    Posted Mar 14th 2013, 12:00am by Hu Shuli

    ... the 'revolutionary' highlights pitfalls of political populism The death of Venezuelan strongman Hugo Chavez last week after 14 years in power marks the end of an era. He leaves behind a legacy ... been mixed, both at home and abroad. But there is no doubting his influence in Latin American left-wing populism. He was also one of a few 21st-century state leaders who retained a "cold ...

  2. Focus on the needy, first population policy alliance urges

    Posted Nov 19th 2007, 12:00am by Sherry Lee

    ... Sherry Lee Hong Kong's first population policy concern group wants government planners to consider the disadvantaged when making population policy instead of concentrating only on economic matters. The Alliance Concerning Population Policies, set up last month by seven social groups, plans to stage news conferences and forums, and conduct studies to focus public attention ...

  3. Rural population dwindles 80m, migrant workers up 60m in decade

    Posted Feb 22nd 2008, 12:00am by Josephine Ma

    ... Josephine Ma in Beijing The number of rural dwellers on the mainland dropped by more than 80 million between 1996 and 2006, according to a national rural census released yesterday. At the end of 2006, 70.8 per cent of the working rural population was engaged in the agricultural sector such as farming, forestry, animal husbandry, fishing and related services- nearly five ...

  4. Populism in HK proves a force to be reckoned with

    Posted Dec 23rd 2004, 12:00am by Wang Xiangwei

    ... of the Link Reit listing, one central theme should become the top priority for policymakers. Populism is fast becoming a potent political force and is likely to exert more influence on political ... more intense public scrutiny. The rise of populism has come at a time when Hong Kong's development, both economically and politically, is at a crossroads. As people demand better pay, ...

  5. District seats added as populations rise

    Posted Feb 15th 2006, 12:00am by Jimmy Cheung

    ... Jimmy Cheung Five new elected positions will cover new towns Rapid population growth in two new towns has prompted the government to create five more elected seats in two of the 18 ... it was in response to projected population growth of 32 per cent and 12 per cent in the Islands and Sai Kung districts respectively. The decision would also keep changes to a minimum when the Electoral ...

  6. Free schooling offer to tackle population rate and imbalance

    Posted Sep 26th 2005, 12:00am by Azizur Rahman

    ... in an effort to curb population growth and the practice of aborting female children. Besides the exemption of fees, such students will also get a monthly scholarship of 800 rupees ($140) at secondary ... scheme will help control the population considerably. We are particularly targeting those families who produce more children in the hope of a boy,' said a federal human resource development ...

  7. Guangxi town 'tense' after one-child protest put down

    Posted May 22nd 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... and might even be forcibly sterilised, the directive said. An article on the government website said the authorities had carried out 'population-control measures' on 252 people since ...

  8. Three-child policy

    Posted Feb 23rd 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... The government wants Hong Kong couples to have three children in an attempt to halt the sliding birth rate, and may offer tax cuts among incentives. What do you think of these measures to lift the fertility rate? Share your views: write to us ...

  9. Stick to principles, not whims, says former official

    Posted May 16th 2011, 12:00am

    ... populism in Hong Kong. Citing the government's U-turn on its budget with a cash handout to residents, he said public policies must carry continuity. Sze also criticised the changing education ... must stick to some principles. You should believe a budget is good... when you announce it.' The administration must uphold the continuity of policies when facing growing populism ...

  10. Loopholes mean genuine asylum seekers suffer

    Posted Nov 28th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... The government made a belated, but welcome, concession to a court judgment last year, acknowledging it has a duty to give asylum seekers a fair chance to prove they suffer the risk of torture in their home nations. A pilot scheme involving lawyers has now ...




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