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  1. Housing ignores population needs

    Posted Apr 27th 2005, 12:00am by Dennis Eng

    ... and land policies. But the policies are out of step with demographic trends that weaken housing demand: slower-than-expected population growth, fewer marriages, couples marrying later in life, greater longevity and residents migrating to the mainland. Those and other conclusions were set out in three reports on the city's population dynamics and housing- by the University of Hong ...

  2. Business - Companies - ACQUISITIONS

    Shuanghui Intl's Smithfield purchase may raise US hackles

    Posted May 30th 2013, 12:00am by Reuters

    ... just think this is a move by China to make sure their population is going to get fed in a cheaper manner.” The agreement highlights China’s growing appetite for protein-rich food, particularly ...

  3. Business - Companies - RETAIL

    Aeon buys Carrefour Malaysia assets

    Posted Nov 02nd 2012, 12:00am by BLOOM

    ... formulated by chief executive Georges Plassat. Aeon is expanding overseas amid a shrinking population in its home market. Malaysia will become Aeon's South-East Asian headquarters, the company ...

  4. The double-edged sword of 'Greater Tibet'

    Posted Mar 11th 2009, 12:00am by Josephine Ma

    ... Tibetan-populated areas into one single political entity comprising up to a quarter of the mainland's territory. Today's Tibet Autonomous Region largely corresponds to the area ruled by the 13th ... region cover all areas populated by Tibetans, Beijing refused to ratify the convention, and it was left unsigned. It has become the thorniest part of the Tibet issue ever since. Tibetans ...

  5. Hong Kong hubs a new blueprint for Chinese cities

    Posted Mar 09th 2011, 12:00am by Toh Han Shih

    ... of people poses major challenges.' In the United States, 70 per cent of the population lives in urban areas. Lu said: 'If you apply that to China's population, the scale is mind ... year. Langfang, with a population of 1 million, lies on the high-speed rail line between Beijing and Tianjin. A high-speed rail station in Langfang will be completed in late 2011, Townsend said. ...

  6. Agile and Hopson acquire sites in Guangdong and Zhejiang

    Posted Sep 25th 2009, 12:00am by Sandy Li

    ... of the year. The land is in the new development district of Hangzhou Bay that Cixi plans to transform into a modern eco-industrial city and economic centre for Ningbo with a population of more than 500,000. The opening of the Hangzhou Bay Bridge and a number of highways may result in more industries moving from Shanghai to Ningbo. It could also trigger a further population migration ...

  7. Nothing to fear in this economic success story

    Posted Aug 21st 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... of the world's people, after all, and it was inevitable that Japan, with one-tenth the population, would be surpassed one day. Despite this, some question what the rising wealth and perceived increased ... gaps between nations. In such circumstances, the world's most populous country should have the largest economy. That was the case into the 19th century, the late British historical ...

  8. Cities, property developers poised to build on speedy links

    Posted Mar 09th 2011, 12:00am by Toh Han Shih

    ... Toh Han Shih The ambitious high-speed rail rollout on the mainland promises to be a boon for property developers, CB Richard Ellis executive director Andrew Ness says. By 2020, the high-speed network was expected to reach 20,000 kilometres, connect more than 80 cities, serve half the country's population and reduce travel time by 60 per cent, Ness said. 'Some cities ...

  9. Lawmakers reminded of conflict of interest

    Posted Oct 21st 2008, 12:00am by Peter So

    ... They may not vote on a matter in which they have a direct pecuniary interest unless the rest of the population, or a sector of the population, has similar interests or the vote is on government ...

  10. Taiwan eyes mainland smokers

    Posted Feb 10th 2011, 12:00am by Ralph Jennings

    ... population of smokers despite the steep entry barriers. The 98-year-old corporation, which ships 20 million mid- and high-end cigarettes to the mainland a year, has targeted the market across ... population has declined, undercutting cigarette sales. Taiwan Tobacco, the island's largest and best-known cigarette maker, lost more in Taiwan in 2009 than other major multinational brands, ...




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