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  1. News - China - BOAO FORUM

    Woody Island cruises to start in Hainan this month amid sea disputes

    Posted Apr 07th 2013, 12:00am by MANDY ZUO

    ... of the province said yesterday. But cruise-goers would have to eat and sleep on board the ship rather than stay overnight on the island- which has a permanent population of roughly 1,000, including ... treatment plant. Tourism, as well as oil and gas exploration, have been slated as major industries for Sansha. In addition to being China's newest prefecture, Sansha has the smallest population ...

  2. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    South China Sea's history of boundary changes must not be forgotten

    Posted Mar 10th 2013, 12:00am by Philip Bowring

    ... population, complex ethnic and religious mixtures and proximity to Indonesia. The continued existence on paper of the official Philippine claim is an irritant which opens the way for antics like those ... diminishes the rights of inhabitants or of the contemporary states. Long underpopulated, its population will soon be half that of China. Nor, contrary to myths, has the region always been effectively ...

  3. Comment - Letters

    Letters to the Editor, February 5, 2013

    Posted Feb 05th 2013, 12:00am by LETTERS

    ... helped to control the growth of the population. However, this policy has also caused a lot of problems. For example, there have been cases of parents killing baby girls because they wanted a son. ... is not right. The one-child policy is not the right way to control the population. It only treats the symptoms but not the root cause. The government would be more effective if it educated people about ...

  4. News - China - WAR DRILLS

    PLA carries out defence drills in Shenyang, Jinan and Sansha

    Posted Jan 04th 2013, 12:00am by Minnie Chan

    ... population of about 1,000 but was given army divisions comprising at least 6,000 troops after it was upgraded to a prefectural-level city on June 21. On the same day, preparedness exercises, ...

  5. News - Asia - ASEAN

    Asean seeks to heal South China Sea territorial rift

    Posted Nov 17th 2012, 05:09pm by Agence France-Presse in Phnom Penh

    ... for roughly half the global population and around a third of the world’s annual gross domestic product. ...

  6. Magazines - Post Magazine - SUNDAY MORNING

    Then & now: moving stories

    Posted Sep 23rd 2012, 12:00am by JASON

    ... the Excess Population Reduction Committee was established to control immigration and, for the first time, the principle of unrestricted freedom of movement across the border changed. Identity cards ...

  7. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    HK can be top draw for academic talent

    Posted Sep 01st 2012, 12:00am by JOAN STRINGER

    ... the top in Asia. Given an ageing population and the government's vision of turning Hong Kong into a regional medical services hub, nursing and health care warrants further development. ...

  8. News - China

    China builds sewage site on disputed island

    Posted Aug 27th 2012, 03:00pm by AFP

    ... the United States is also watching Beijing's increased assertiveness closely. Sparsely populated Sansha is China’s smallest city in terms of population and land size. Most of its residents ...

  9. News - Hong Kong

    HK elderly living in Guangdong in line for 'fruit money'

    Posted Aug 24th 2012, 12:00am by SALLY WANG

    ... six years ago, she moved to the complex on the advice of a friend. People aged 65 and above will account for a quarter of Hong Kong's population by 2031, according to a government report. Currently, more than 900,000 people in Hong Kong are aged 65 and above, more than 13 per cent of the population. The small size of homes in Hong Kong, and the improving life expectancy its residents ...

  10. News - Hong Kong

    Hong Kong entrepreneur profited from trading in Africa

    Posted Aug 23rd 2012, 12:00am

    ... global concern over the inhumane practice of shark finning, which depleted shark populations in African seas. A large number of Hongkongers migrated to Africa from the 1960s to the 1980s to do ...




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