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  1. News - Hong Kong

    Germany maps out clear vision on ageing population as Hong Kong struggles

    Posted Mar 12th 2013, 12:00am by Olga Wong

    ... Olga Wong in Berlin olga.wong@scmp.com While Hong Kong struggles to come up with a solution to cope with an ageing population, Germany is mapping out a clear vision for the future Planning ... are causing a headache for Germany's policymakers- much as Hong Kong's ageing population is worrying its city's government. But while Hong Kong struggles to come up with a coherent ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1188673/germany-maps-out-clear-vision-cope-ageing-population
  2. News - Hong Kong - DEMOGRAPHICS

    Public asked for views on how to deal with Hong Kong's ageing population

    Posted Mar 12th 2013, 12:00am by Olga Wong

    ... population The views of Hongkongers are to be sought on ways to tackle problems posed by the city's ageing population. The consultation may cover questions over imported labour and the role of mainland parents' babies. Advisers on the Steering Committee on Population Policy have urged the government to follow the lead of Germany, which is reaching out through social media ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1188644/public-asked-views-how-deal-hong-kongs-ageing-population
  3. News - Hong Kong - SOCIETY

    Hole in Hong Kong's population figures revealed

    Posted Feb 01st 2013, 12:00am by Olga Wong

    ... Olga Wong olga.wong@scmp.com Government admits it cannot say how many foreigners and mainlanders live in the city, leading to calls for overhaul of data collection POPULATION STATS DON’T TELL THE FULL STORY Pressure over Hong Kong's population policies increased yesterday after the government admitted it had no idea how many foreigners and mainlanders lived in the city. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1140586/hole-hong-kongs-population-figures-revealed
  4. News - Hong Kong - IMMIGRATION

    Singapore population push puts spotlight on Hong Kong

    Posted Jan 30th 2013, 12:00am by Colleen Lee, AGENCIES

    ... population push throws the spotlight on HK A major push by Singapore to boost immigration over the next two decades has led to calls for Hong Kong to get its act together on population policy. The Lion City unveiled ambitious plans yesterday to open its doors to hundreds of thousands of expatriate workers. The move could see foreigners making up nearly half of Singapore's population ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1138894/singapore-population-push-throws-spotlight-hong-kong
  5. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Chronic illness affects more than 25 per cent of population

    Posted Jan 08th 2013, 12:00am by NG KANG-CHUNG

    ... representing about 28.1 per cent of the population, the report revealed. And the older one gets, the higher the chance of suffering from a chronic disease. Some 73.7 per cent of those aged over 64 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1122527/chronic-illness-affects-more-25-cent-population
  6. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Hong Kong must act now to create a comprehensive population policy

    Posted Aug 15th 2012, 12:00am

    ... 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 done little to address. Society ... 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 reports were never delivered. Despite ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1014951/hong-kong-must-act-now-create-comprehensive-population
  7. 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 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/1002506/population-ageing-faster-panel-says
  8. 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 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/993804/population-policy-key-citys-future
  9. Growing need for population policy

    Posted Jan 22nd 2012, 12:00am

    ... Philip Bowring The issue of mainland women swamping hospital maternity and emergency facilities is a direct result of the cluelessness of government policy on all population issues. After ... has grandiose ideas for increasing Hong Kong's population, as though bigger was always better, and the government's own estimates of population growth have long been way ahead ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/990861/growing-need-population-policy
  10. Leung lays into lack of policy on population

    Posted Jan 05th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Gary Cheung gary.cheung@scmp.com Chief executive candidate Leung Chun-ying yesterday criticised a high-level committee on population policy, once chaired by his rival Henry Tang Ying-yen, for failing to report on its progress and lacking clear goals. The former Executive Council convenor (pictured) fired the salvo as he unveiled his platform on population policy at a meeting with media ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/989267/leung-lays-lack-policy-population

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