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  1. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Hong Kong must act now to create a comprehensive population policy

    Posted Aug 15th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Act now on a population policy The latest population projections from the Census and Statistics Department put into sharp focus challenges for Hong Kong that we are well aware of but have ... Donald Tsang Yam-kuen, revamped the population policy task force by turning it into the Steering Committee on Population Policy in 2007 with the chief secretary in charge, but promised progress ...

  2. 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 ...

  3. 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 ...

  4. Populism in HK proves a force to be reckoned with

    Posted Dec 23rd 2004, 12:00am by Wang Xiangwei

    ... of the Link Reit listing, one central theme should become the top priority for policymakers. Populism is fast becoming a potent political force and is likely to exert more influence on political ... more intense public scrutiny. The rise of populism has come at a time when Hong Kong's development, both economically and politically, is at a crossroads. As people demand better pay, ...

  5. Ageing Hong Kong is coming up short

    Posted Oct 31st 2011, 12:00am

    ... Gary Cheung gary.cheung@scmp.com In 2007, Chief Executive Donald Tsang Yam-kuen outlined his vision for a city with a population of 10 million to match metropolises like New York and London. Four years on, Hong Kong's population stands at 7.1 million and the city is struggling to cope with both an ageing population and low fertility rate. University of Hong Kong ...

  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. 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 ...

  8. Study finds HK ageing faster than thought

    Posted Oct 12th 2010, 12:00am by Gary Cheung, Olga Wong

    ... Olga Wong and Gary Cheung Hong Kong is ageing much faster than official estimates and needs to adjust quickly, says Paul Yip Siu-fai. The only way forward is to develop a viable population ... have long used an economic dependency ratio like Yip's to assess their population's productive capacity, but Yip's study is the first time it has been applied to Hong Kong. ...

  9. Tsang's goal of a city of 10 million questioned

    Posted Jun 16th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Cheung Chi-fai and Joshua But The chief executive's comment in an interview that Hong Kong should aim for a population of 10 million in the long term was greeted with suspicion ... the population to age and shrink. We must grow in order to be competitive,' Mr Tsang said. He said the city had 'the fundamentals' to offer a 'reasonably good living' for 10 ...

  10. A measure of justice in C.Y.'s cabinet

    Posted Jun 29th 2012, 12:00am

    ... government policy has exacerbated or neglected key issues confronting Hong Kong: the worsening wealth gap, high property prices, air pollution, ageing population and an outdated local education ...




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