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  1. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Hong Kong can lead East Asia in meeting ageing population challenge

    Posted Feb 24th 2013, 12:00am by Philip Bowring

    ... Philip Bowring Philip Bowring says if Hong Kong is to stay ahead, it must lead Asia, if not the world, to rise to the challenges of our time- and population ageing is an issue ripe ... and provide an example for the mainland. Given how rapidly our own population is ageing, how about a serious attempt to address the problem of ultra-low birth rates and rapidly ageing populations ...

  2. News - China - CHINA BRIEFING

    Child sex attacks and treatment of elderly shame China

    Posted Jun 03rd 2013, 12:00am by Wang Xiangwei

    ... Wang Xiangwei xiangwei.wang@scmp.com Shocking spate of child sex attacks by teachers and problems facing the ageing population are shameful blots on the nation's social record Sad ... revealing the problems of the growing elderly population should make mainlanders feel truly ashamed and prompt deep soul-searching. Saturday was International Children's Day on the mainland, ...

  3. News - Hong Kong - POLICY

    Absence of Paul Chan and Gregory So diminishes population policy panel

    Posted Dec 10th 2012, 12:00am by Olga Wong

    ... Olga Wong olga.wong@scmp.com Social service head says the development and commerce chiefs must be part of the committee Key absences cast doubt on value of population panel The absence of two ministers from a panel that will advise on population issues has raised doubts about whether the administration will lend its full support to the policymaking process. Twenty-two official ...

  4. Comment - Letters

    Public hospitals struggle to cope with ageing population

    Posted Aug 29th 2012, 12:00am

    ... minutes. It is obvious that, with an ageing population, our public health system is under enormous pressure. We do not have sufficient staff to deal with the number of patients and some measures ...

  5. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Hong Kong must act now to create a comprehensive population policy

    Posted Aug 15th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Act now on a population policy The latest population projections from the Census and Statistics Department put into sharp focus challenges for Hong Kong that we are well aware of but have ... Donald Tsang Yam-kuen, revamped the population policy task force by turning it into the Steering Committee on Population Policy in 2007 with the chief secretary in charge, but promised progress ...

  6. One-child rule could be eased as population ages

    Posted Jun 16th 2012, 12:00am

    ... in which only one partner was from a single-child family to have a second child. But Sun Changmin, vice-director of the Shanghai Population and Family Planning Commission, told the Oriental Morning ... population over the past 30 years. But, faced with ageing society, there is a growing number of advocates, from academia and the government, for lifting the restriction. Sun did not give a timetable ...

  7. Just what is so bad about an ageing population anyway?

    Posted Jun 03rd 2012, 12:00am

    ... Jake van der Kamp jake.vanderkamp@scmp.com 'An ageing population will lead to a shrinking labour force and present serious challenges to the productive capacity and sustainable development of Hong Kong's economy.' Steering Committee on Population Policy SCMP, May 31 It is not this committee's findings that draw my attention so much as its mindset. Just what ...

  8. Population policy must be debated

    Posted Jun 05th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Population policy may be an opportunity to deploy a vision for Hong Kong's future, but it is not politically sexy. It has certainly failed to arouse the outgoing government. After Chief Executive Donald Tsang Yam-kuen revamped the old population policy task force by turning it into the Steering Committee on Population Policy in 2007 and putting former chief secretary ...

  9. Population ageing faster, panel says

    Posted May 31st 2012, 12:00am

    ... Dennis Chong and Stuart Lau The problem of Hong Kong's ageing population has accelerated, with the proportion of people in the labour force expected to fall, according to the latest government population-policy report. The Steering Committee on Population Policy warned yesterday that a shrinkage of the labour force as a result of the ageing population could hinder ...

  10. Population policy key to city's future

    Posted Feb 27th 2012, 12:00am

    ... We are only too aware that Hong Kong's population is quickly getting older and that the ratio of men to women is widening. The latest Census and Statistics Department figures also ... does not have a population policy. That has not stopped grand ambitions and big spending. Chief Executive Donald Tsang Yam-kuen has long preached that Hong Kong needs a population of 10 ...




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