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  1. 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 ...

  2. 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 ...

  3. 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 ...

  4. 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 ...

  5. 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 ...

  6. 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 ...

  7. Guangzhou faces population crisis

    Posted Apr 10th 2007, 12:00am by Ivan Zhai

    ... point. According to Guangdong Academy of Social Sciences population expert Zheng Zizhen, Guangzhou could reach its capacity in under a decade. He based his prediction on annual population growth ... River Delta and Guangzhou's population has quadrupled from three million to 12 million. A statistical bureau report predicted a baby boom in the coming years because most female migrants ...

  8. 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 ...

  9. 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, ...

  10. 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 ...




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