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  1. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    China's one-child policy must be changed before it's too late

    Posted Mar 23rd 2013, 12:00am by ANDREW LEUNG

    ... Andrew Leung Andrew Leung says the consequences of an ageing population for China's development will be too serious to countenance, and the outdated one-child policy must be changed ... to value family quality more than size. Demographics in most Asian emerging markets are showing a long-term greying profile, varying only in degree. The working-age populations of South Korea, ...

  2. Business - Economy - ECONOMY

    Ageing mainland faces challenges

    Posted Feb 04th 2013, 12:00am by Victoria Ruan

    ... challenges facing the nation's rapidly ageing population. The nation's working-age population of 15 to 59-year-olds fell for the first time last year, National Bureau of Statistics chief Ma ... populations mean that fewer workers are around, slowing growth unless productivity gains can be dramatically increased." The trend would also add strains to public finances and cause a shift ...

  3. News - China

    Obama warns China against ‘coercion’ at sea

    Posted Jul 12th 2013, 09:48am by Agence France-Presse in Washington

    ... claim over sparsely populated islands managed by Tokyo in the East China Sea. The Philippines and Vietnam have also charged that China has used assertive means to exert claims ...

  4. Business - China Business - POPULATION

    Age of opportunity awaits in mainland China

    Posted Nov 26th 2012, 12:00am by Enoch Yiu

    ... of opportunity awaits on mainland While many would expect China's ageing population to have a negative impact on its economy, some analysts think differently. Charles Somers, a portfolio manager ... two demographic changes: an ageing population and an increasing number of people moving from villages to live and work in cities. "China has reached a stage where it has fewer young ...

  5. Comment - Blogs

    Ai Weiwei shares video of Beijing street brawl 'between Chinese and Tibetans'

    Posted May 13th 2013, 02:58pm by Patrick Boehler

    ... 4 per cent of Beijing's population, or 800,000 people, belonged to ethnic minorities, most of whom were Mongolian or Manchurian. Ethnic tensions are rarely reported in the capital.   ...

  6. Business - Comment - MONITOR

    To get rich, poor states must ignore the Washington rule book

    Posted Jun 13th 2013, 12:00am by Tom Holland

    ... populations. Meanwhile, governments maintained a tight grip over their financial systems, holding domestic savings captive and directing cheap capital into favoured manufacturing industries. The result ...

  7. Business - Comment - LAI SEE

    China is like the EU; provinces are its member states

    Posted May 22nd 2013, 12:00am by Howard Winn

    ... not appreciating perhaps that it is not "one" but many different markets. Even taking on a province can be a daunting proposition. Five of the mainland's provinces have populations bigger than Germany's, the largest nation in Europe with 82 million individuals. Even people in Hong Kong forget how big neighbouring Guangdong is. With a population of 104 million it is bigger ...

  8. Comment - Blogs

    CCTV blames Dalai Lama, foreign media for instigating self-immolations

    Posted May 17th 2013, 02:43pm by Patrick Boehler

    ... Tibetan-populated areas. "Only after I watched Voice of America, I want to do it," a bashful, young Tibetan man says, speaking of his failed attempt to kill himself by setting himself on fire. ... in Tibetan-populated areas. State-media began mentioning  the purported existence of such a manual around the end of Feburary.  The manual is allegedly distributed online, by travellers and by monks who ...

  9. Lifestyle - Travel - TRAVEL

    ESF teacher's quest to visit every province in China

    Posted Jun 17th 2013, 12:00am by Simon Parry

    ... the world's most populous nation by visiting every corner. His eccentric ambition took root after he arrived in Hong Kong in 2003 and made some initial forays into the mainland with visits to Beijing ...

  10. China losing its 'population dividend', experts warn

    Posted Jan 20th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Cary Huang in Beijing cary.huang@scmp.com Demographers and economists are advising Beijing to keep a close watch on population figures, with the proportion of people of working age having shrunk last year for the first time in a decade. Although they insist there is no cause for alarm, they say the data provides further evidence that the country has lost its 'population ...




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