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  1. Can Asia really fulfil its promise?

    Posted May 08th 2011, 12:00am

    ... to the conclusion that the region as a whole will have to raise its game. If it does, its share of global gross domestic product could reach 50 per cent by 2050, or almost equal to its global population ... economies, the rich Asia of Japan, South Korea, Taiwan, Hong Kong and Singapore. Their combined working-age populations are peaking about now. Their actual workforces may grow for the next decade ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/967194/can-asia-really-fulfil-its-promise
  2. A man's world

    Posted Nov 27th 2009, 12:00am by Jonathan Power

    ... populations. One study was of the Nien rebellion in China of 1851-63, finally quelled in 1868. This occurred in the poor area of Huaipei in northern China. After a particularly bad period of failed ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/699508/mans-world
  3. There's life in the old boys (and girls) yet

    Posted May 01st 2006, 12:00am by Tom Plate

    ... not only excludes the health factor, it often leaves out half the population: women. Until recently, in too many parts of Asia, women have not been a significant part of the labour force. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/546964/theres-life-old-boys-and-girls-yet
  4. Sensitive areas may be no-growth zones

    Posted Jan 05th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Stephen Chen Population study calls for end to urbanisation in environmentally important regions Urbanisation will be halted in Tibet, Guizhou, Ningxia and Qinghai, where population ... government had approved the scheme, proposed by the National Population and Family Planning Commission, and a timetable would be drawn up for its implementation next year. The arid regions ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/621745/sensitive-areas-may-be-no-growth-zones
  5. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Indonesia is the sort of friend America needs

    Posted Nov 14th 2012, 12:00am by Tom Plate

    ... and Cambodia. Taken together, the region's population comes in at about 600 million, half of which is Muslim. America especially needs extra focus on Indonesia, where 90 per cent of its 248 million citizens are Muslims, making it the country with the largest Islamic population anywhere. The US needs to keep repeating that last fact. Not too long ago, Jakarta was a main crossroads ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1081706/indonesia-sort-friend-america-needs
  6. Business - Companies - RETAILING

    Estee Lauder eyes big Asian expansion as mainland China sales roar

    Posted Mar 13th 2013, 12:00am by Enoch Yiu

    ... represent just 5 per cent of the firm's sales. Lauder said male skin-care and perfume products would see stable growth. He said the ageing population would also boost demand for skin-care ... population will benefit industries including cosmetics and skin care, as people look for ways to make themselves appear younger. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/companies/article/1189506/estee-lauder-eyes-big-asian-expansion-mainland-china-sales-roar
  7. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Fractious Asia risking conflict over resources

    Posted Apr 09th 2013, 12:00am by BRAHMA CHELLANEY

    ... an environmental crisis. Population growth, urbanisation and industrialisation are exacerbating resource-related stresses, with some cities experiencing severe water shortages, and degrading ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1210121/fractious-asia-risking-conflict-over-resources
  8. Despite Singapore's GDP lead, it's not as enviable as it seems

    Posted Feb 05th 2012, 12:00am

    ... the gap look even bigger. The chart shows you a comparison of GDP in US dollar terms per head of population. On this basis, Singapore and Hong Kong were roughly matched for many years. But over ... on total population, but most statisticians these days use resident population- people who live within the census area most of the time. Singapore has 5.2 million people in total and 3.8 million ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/991816/despite-singapores-gdp-lead-its-not-enviable-it-seems
  9. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Asia must heed warning of recent floods

    Posted Aug 31st 2012, 12:00am by CHANGYONG RHEE

    ... simply can't keep up. And climate change and erratic weather are altering the way cities need to function. Asia has added one billion people to its urban population in the past 30 years. That's more than every other region in the world combined. Moving from a 10per cent to 50per cent urban population took Latin America 210 years, North America 105 years, and Europe 150 years. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1026439/asia-must-heed-warning-recent-floods
  10. Silent crisis

    Posted Mar 12th 2010, 12:00am by Ben Allen

    ... population of 3 million people are nomads and the drought had prevented their herds from grazing. The long, dry summer had also left farmers with too little food for their animals. Scientists have predicted more extreme weather patterns in the future. This does not bode well for the nomads who live in Gers on the country's grasslands. For a nation where a third of the population depend ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/708296/silent-crisis

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