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  1. High-speed trains to link 25pc of population

    Posted Nov 16th 2010, 12:00am by Will Clem

    ... municipalities- Beijing, Tianjin and Shanghai- and passes through the provinces of Hebei, Shandong, Anhui and Jiangsu. It effectively connects a quarter of the country's population with bullet-train ...

  2. Population policy must strike right balance

    Posted Aug 18th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... The mainland's population problem is not just one of size, but also of structure. In a worrying development, the structural problems are getting worse even though efforts to control growth are largely a success. The population is still set to increase, from 1.3 billion now to a projected peak of 1.45 billion by 2030, and the structural issues make the task of managing ...

  3. One billion city dwellers forecast

    Posted Oct 20th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Staff Reporter The mainland's urban population could reach almost 1 billion in the coming years, the president of the International Institute for Urban Development said in Beijing yesterday. Lian Yuming told a forum that not only would China witness rapid growth of its urban population, but the widening wealth gap would also likely intensify in the coming decades. He predicted ...

  4. High expectations

    Posted Jul 18th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Sascha Matuszak Beijing and Shanghai are the best cities for expatriates to live in. However, this may indicate that the two have the largest expat populations and better amenities, ... in China for a longer period of time and are able to speak Chinese, the top 10 cities represent those with the greatest expat populations, and that are developing quickly, but are not necessarily ...

  5. Planning is key to cope with disaster

    Posted Jul 27th 2012, 12:00am

    ... The sure-footedness of the response does nothing to assuage concerns. So large and populous a country is bound to experience natural and manmade disasters and a well-developed recovery mechanism is in place. ...

  6. Shanghai publishing more air quality readings

    Posted Jun 28th 2012, 12:00am

    ... of air quality data. Most of the stations are in densely populated areas such as the Jingan and Luwan districts. 'The... stations cover a wide area and are a good reference ...

  7. Bo Xilai and his white elephants

    Posted Aug 09th 2012, 12:00am

    ... populated inner slums. He said: 'I believe that only about 5,000 people live in this housing estate although all 59 blocks have been completed. 'The problems that I experience daily must ... instability, Beijing pledged to build 36 million subsidised apartments across the country between 2011 and 2015- more than enough to house the entire population of Canada (34.4 million). Today, seven ...

  8. Rights lawyers push enrolment policy reform

    Posted Jul 18th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Raymond Li raymond.li@scmp.com Eight human rights lawyers have urged the Ministry of Education to abolish discriminatory enrolment policies at elite universities which put students from some impoverished and populous regions at a great disadvantage. Chang Boyang, a lawyer from Henan who was one of those who signed the letter to the ministry, said they urged it to reform ...

  9. Microblog sites punished after coup rumours

    Posted Apr 01st 2012, 12:00am

    ... websites, including two major portals for Hakka and Chaozhou populations in Guangdong, were closed for spreading the rumours. An unspecified number of people were questioned and cautioned, and six ...

  10. Capital targets unregistered non-residents

    Posted Jan 01st 2008, 12:00am by Cary Huang

    ... population before next summer's Olympic Games, sources say. Under the measure, non-residents staying in the capital for more than 24 hours must register at the police station in the jurisdiction ... been in place for some time but had been loosely enforced. 'The campaign is to tighten the supervision and improve the management of the migrant population before the Olympic Games,' ...




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