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  1. Population policy must be debated

    Posted Jun 05th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Population policy may be an opportunity to deploy a vision for Hong Kong's future, but it is not politically sexy. It has certainly failed to arouse the outgoing government. After Chief Executive Donald Tsang Yam-kuen revamped the old population policy task force by turning it into the Steering Committee on Population Policy in 2007 and putting former chief secretary ...

  2. Leung lays into lack of policy on population

    Posted Jan 05th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Gary Cheung gary.cheung@scmp.com Chief executive candidate Leung Chun-ying yesterday criticised a high-level committee on population policy, once chaired by his rival Henry Tang Ying-yen, for failing to report on its progress and lacking clear goals. The former Executive Council convenor (pictured) fired the salvo as he unveiled his platform on population policy at a meeting with media ...

  3. 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, ...

  4. Populist stance on maids' abode betrays our values

    Posted Aug 17th 2011, 12:00am

    ... have disregarded the rule of law and discriminated against the underprivileged by siding with populism. To gain voter support, they risk tearing apart our society. This is the behaviour ... Party seems to respect the rule of law, but at the same time is siding with populism so as not to offend the majority. I oppose seeking an interpretation of the Basic Law by the Standing ...

  5. Five new Legco seats split unevenly

    Posted Jun 24th 2011, 12:00am

    ... but distributes five new directly elected seats unevenly among them, based on population projections and other factors. Of the new seats, added under electoral reforms approved last year, two ... allocation took into account population, the consistency of Legco electoral boundaries with district administration boundaries and transport between districts. The legislature will have 35 directly ...

  6. 'Beijing has no preferred candidate in HK election'

    Posted Feb 01st 2012, 12:00am

    ... Albert Ho Chun-yan. Former Executive Council convenor Leung said his campaign chief had written to Tang's election office chairman to invite Tang to take part in a debate on population policy. '[Tang] chaired the Steering Committee on Population Policy for four to five years, so he must have his views on Hong Kong's population policy problems, including the influx ...

  7. Higher retirement age proposed

    Posted May 31st 2012, 12:00am

    ... by the government's population policy group is proposing the same for Hong Kong- leaving the fraught issue on the desk of the new government. The Steering Committee on Population Policy yesterday issued the first government report on population policy in nine years, just one month before Chief Executive Donald Tsang Yam-kuen's government leaves office to make way for Leung Chun-ying's ...

  8. Tsang vows new tactic to tackle home woes

    Posted Oct 10th 2011, 12:00am

    ... tradition', but did not divulge any details. He also promised to tackle problems surrounding the ageing population and the wealth gap. 'I have had different feelings during the preparation ... yesterday to voice their fears over high housing costs, inflation, poverty and the ageing population. They called on the government to resume the Home Ownership Scheme with an announcement ...

  9. Leung vows to prioritise city mothers-to-be

    Posted Dec 19th 2011, 12:00am

    ... at 34,400 next year- 31,000 at private hospitals and 3,400 at public hospitals. Leung's proposal for tougher limits on mainland mothers-to-be is part of his plan to map out a population policy. He said during a public manifesto consultation in Sheung Shui that the lack of a comprehensive population policy has led to mounting pressure on obstetric services. He criticised ...

  10. Exco changes 'may bring confusion'

    Posted Jun 25th 2012, 12:00am

    ... trying again. Looking forward, Arculli sees an ageing population and widening income gap as the main challenges for Hong Kong. But he is optimistic the city will thrive because ... the ageing population and promoting growth sectors of the economy. He questioned whether the idea was feasible and whether it would create imbalances. '[The government] may be good at managing ...




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