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  1. 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 ...

  2. City's declining birth rate a good indication of population stress

    Posted Oct 13th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... level', policy makers ought to examine the term's relevance. Even a first-time visitor can see that Hong Kong is one of the most densely populated places on Earth. Such density exacerbates almost every problem we face. In 1947 the population was 1.7 million. Owing to politics, survival economics and the Chinese predilection for big families, the population peaked last year at 6.9 ...

  3. 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 ...

  4. Population of HK falls far short of forecast

    Posted Feb 23rd 2007, 12:00am by Jimmy Cheung, Martin Wong, Norma Connolly

    ... Norma Connolly, Martin Wong and Jimmy Cheung Census findings on ageing society prompt fears of health and welfare crisis Hong Kong's population has fallen well behind government ... 2001 'Hong Kong 2030 Study', the population should have hit 7 million in 2003 and 7.2 million last year. But results of the by-census- taken at the mid-point of the 10-year census ...

  5. Expats needed to plug gap in population forecasts

    Posted Nov 27th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Cheung Chi-fai A forecast of Hong Kong's population 27 years from now will be overestimated unless there is a huge increase in the number of expatriate arrivals, an expert says. The Planning Department forecast in the study 'Hong Kong 2030', published on Tuesday, predicts the current population of 6.8 million will rise to 9.2 million by 2030, half a million more than ...

  6. Mainland mothers offer way out of population woes

    Posted Jan 23rd 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... below the population replacement level of 2.1. Other states with low fertility- such as Singapore and Japan (with rates of 1.24 and 1.26, respectively, in 2005)- are working aggressively ... Kong's population. PAUL YIP, department of statistics and actuarial science, University of Hong Kong Discrimination exposed I commend RTHK producer Clara Li and her team for producing Gay Lovers, ...

  7. Population dynamics

    Posted Dec 15th 2004, 12:00am by Christine Loh

    ... Christine Loh Kung-wai In the past, our view of development was to build hardware infrastructure to accommodate rapid population growth. For decades, administrators worked under a set of high-growth planning assumptions. Population did grow significantly, but not as fast as expected. Up until recently, we were planning for possibly more than 9 million people by 2029. In 2003, we ...

  8. Men's group hoping to improve rights of 'embattled' male population

    Posted Oct 02nd 2005, 12:00am by Niki Law

    ... is an embattled male population. All happily married and in good jobs, they also hope to change stereotypes of men in Hong Kong. They say men have fewer education opportunities, are pigeon-holed as tough- ...

  9. Events

    Posted Feb 11th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Wednesday, February 18: Hong Kong Retirement Schemes Association and Actuarial Society of Hong Kong luncheon: 'Crises and opportunities amid an ageing population and a vibrant economy'. ...

  10. Events

    Posted Feb 10th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Wednesday, February 18: Hong Kong Retirement Schemes Association and Actuarial Society of Hong Kong luncheon: 'Crises and opportunities amid an ageing population and a vibrant economy'. Hong Kong Club. ...




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