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  1. Closing the gate on floating population

    Posted Jul 19th 2010, 12:00am by Priscilla Jiao

    ... to see anyone. Petitioners used to account for 70 per cent of the village's floating population during peak sensitivity periods, according to domestic media. Laosanyu's floating population was now more than 6,300 people, outnumbering the 660 residents almost 10 to one, village Communist Party secretary Wang Changxiang said. Locals live off the rent floaters pay rather than ...

  2. NDAs have nothing to do with population growth

    Posted May 06th 2008, 12:00am by Jake Van Der Kamp

    ... with Jake van der Kamp 'To ease pressure on developed areas and to meet the demand for land arising from population growth, we need to plan for NDAs [New Development Areas] without ... the pressure on urban areas of our booming population. It seems the Kuk has a different agenda. Cross your heart now and swear you were not hiding a Kuk script. I mean we already have eight ...

  3. Shenzhen's population headache

    Posted May 28th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Chow Chung-yan in Shenzhen Shenzhen's burgeoning population- and the uncertainty about just how big it is- is causing headaches for city planners. Members of the Shenzhen People's Political Consultative Conference yesterday held a special session during its annual meeting to discuss the population problem. Shenzhen has 1.65 million permanent residents and 4 million ...

  4. News - China - SHENZHEN

    Shenzhen residents annoyed by bright lights at Hong Kong border crossing

    Posted Jun 06th 2013, 05:30pm by Ernest Kao

    ... affecting “thousands of households” in a densely populated residential area of the mainland city, the newspaper claimed. “I came home one night and it was so brightly lit I actually thought ...

  5. News - China

    Wealthier Shenzhen parents with second child face 1m yuan fine

    Posted Dec 28th 2012, 10:32am by Amy Li

    ... of the fine for parents who reveal their second child during population census, many parents also choose to hold out until the population census. But it’s not clear if or how long the policy ...

  6. Business - Comment - WHITE COLLAR

    Banks take lead in fulfilling Qianhai's Manhattan dream

    Posted Feb 05th 2013, 12:00am by Enoch Yiu

    ... that the cross-border loans made can only be used to finance development of Qianhai. This is not really attractive. Qianhai is supposed to have a population of just 800,000, which is similar to the population ... has a population of 100 million. It appears that the Beijing government has much narrower plans for the special economic zone. Also, if we look at the names of the 15 banks, they include many ...

  7. Private enterprise spreads its net unevenly

    Posted Jan 20th 2012, 12:00am

    ... areas. At the end of 2010, the federation said, there were 700,000 private companies in Shanghai, a city with a population of 23 million, but only 150,000 in Chongqing, a municipality in the southwest with a population of 28 million. Guangdong province- population 104 million- had 950,000 private companies while neighbouring Hunan, Mao Zedong's home province, had only 180,000 ...

  8. Official forced into U-turn over migrants

    Posted Jan 17th 2012, 12:00am

    ... He Huifeng huifeng.he@scmp.com Provincial leaders in Guangdong eventually agreed on a blueprint for integrating migrants with the local population last week, but the deliberations over ... of cheap rental flats- many of them let without government approval- in densely populated village. He said the move would increase migrants' accommodation costs and act as a barrier, filtering ...

  9. News - China - SHENZHEN

    Running clinics in Shenzhen difficult for Hong Kong doctors

    Posted Feb 26th 2013, 12:42pm by Ernest Kao

    ... The Hong Kong doctor set up his clinic there three years ago. But Shenzhen’s Health, Population and Family Planning Commission has suspended Wu’s practice for “poor business management” and ordered ...

  10. News - Hong Kong - FOCUS

    Hongkongers looking for a better lifestyle flock to Shenzhen

    Posted Jun 02nd 2013, 12:00am by John Carney

    ... John Carney john.carney@scmp.com Hongkongers are looking for second homes across the border for affordable luxury A better life in Shenzhen As friction continues between sections of Hong Kong's indigenous population- if there is such a thing- and the mainlanders they see as taking over their patch, there's another, less well-known migratory pattern taking place. It's ...




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