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  1. Planners should look to shrink HK population

    Posted May 30th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Paul Yip's warning that population reduction will doom Hong Kong ('Let's welcome all babies', Insight, May 24) overlooks a fundamental problem: the carrying capacity of the environment. Slow population decline is preferable to a crash. Because our mantra is 'consumption, comfort and convenience', radical population downsizing must occur soon. The 'grow ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/502488/planners-should-look-shrink-hk-population
  2. Six degrees

    Posted Mar 15th 2009, 12:00am by Mark Footer

    ... Mark Footer Hong Kong would be next most populous nation- if it were to be counted as such- after Honduras now that the population has passed the 7 million mark. The official count ... were held in Mexico (currently the 11th most populous nation; with more than 106 million people) and won by Brazil (fifth; with more than 190 million) and the team's star player, Edison ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/673386/six-degrees
  3. Whose fault is it?

    Posted Dec 02nd 2010, 12:00am by Carmen Li, Carmen Liu Ka-Man

    ... a huge population of more than 1.3 billion people- it's the world's most populous country. It's no easy task to govern so many people. The central government needs to be strict ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/732143/whose-fault-it
  4. Tibetans beaten during angry protests

    Posted May 19th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Kristine Kwok Tibetan villagers clashed with armed police in a Tibetan-populated town in Gansu at the weekend during a protest over pollution problems generated by a nearby cement factory. ... said they were left to petition government departments after talks with factory management failed to achieve anything. The central government has stepped up security in Tibetan-populated areas ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/714749/tibetans-beaten-during-angry-protests
  5. South Koreans in debt at 16pc record high

    Posted Feb 28th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Khang Hyun-sung in Seoul The number of debtors in South Korea has reached a record high- 16 per cent of the working population. According to a Korean bankers' group, in January over ... of the working population and is up 1.3 per cent from a month earlier. The size of the consumer credit bubble has been blamed on lax borrowing by banks and credit companies and inadequate risk control ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/446216/south-koreans-debt-16pc-record-high
  6. New online map pinpoints rural 'cancer villages'

    Posted May 11th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... media reports have detailed how environmental degradation is linked to health problems, mainly cancer, among the rural population. In articles published last month, Deng investigated a village ... a prominent mainland water expert, said the rural population was more vulnerable to contaminated drinking water on the mainland because people had few options to protect themselves. 'It's ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/679840/new-online-map-pinpoints-rural-cancer-villages
  7. 10 years of MPF - but who's cheering?

    Posted Dec 01st 2010, 12:00am by Enoch Yiu

    ... amassing the pool of retirement funds has meant that most of Hong Kong's working population is now covered by some kind of pension plan, lessening the future call on government coffers to support an ageing population. It has also helped to further develop Hong Kong's capital markets by bolstering a funds-management industry that is reaping big bucks from MPF-related fees. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/732067/10-years-mpf-whos-cheering
  8. Food safety bill could throw reef fish a lifeline

    Posted Dec 14th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... and distributors. This is not only an overdue public health measure for a population that consumes three times as much fish per head as the world average, but could help with the conservation of the live ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/701271/food-safety-bill-could-throw-reef-fish-lifeline
  9. Alarm sounded over risk of rapid spread of HIV

    Posted Nov 26th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... some claiming that the country's HIV and Aids populations could reach as high as 10 million by 2010 if the rate of infection remains unchecked. The report said that in Beijing, 229 HIV ... under 1 per cent of the adult population. But the report lists China, together with India and Indonesia, as three Asian countries at particular risk of Aids. It said all three countries, which ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/435981/alarm-sounded-over-risk-rapid-spread-hiv
  10. A laid-back island haven encounters growing pains

    Posted Jul 04th 2010, 12:00am by Christopher Dewolf

    ... of urban Hong Kong. It became home to one of the most diverse populations in Hong Kong, a mix of indigenous villagers, Chinese from other parts of Hong Kong, Filipinos, South Asians and Western ... are still relatively low. It's good business here for brokers because of all the expats.' Mui Wo's population now stands at 6,100, according to an estimate by the Planning Department, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/718833/laid-back-island-haven-encounters-growing-pains

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