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  1. One-child rule could be eased as population ages

    Posted Jun 16th 2012, 12:00am

    ... in which only one partner was from a single-child family to have a second child. But Sun Changmin, vice-director of the Shanghai Population and Family Planning Commission, told the Oriental Morning ... population over the past 30 years. But, faced with ageing society, there is a growing number of advocates, from academia and the government, for lifting the restriction. Sun did not give a timetable ...

  2. Shanghai tries to connect with online population

    Posted Nov 29th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Will Clem in Shanghai william.clem@scmp.com Shanghai's municipal government reached out to the mainland's growing number of social media users yesterday as it launched a series of microblogs to provide live updates on traffic conditions, air qua ...

  3. 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 ...

  4. Business - China Business - LISTINGS

    IPO hopeful's business is built on a dead certainty: hundreds of millions of Chinese will die one day

    Posted Dec 03rd 2013, 01:57pm by George Chen

    ... Today, 14.8 per cent of the population is over 60 years of age, but that figure will rise to more than 33 per cent if trends continue. That poses a host of problems, among them a shrinking labour ...

  5. Business - Comment - MR. SHANGKONG

    Hong Kong lawmakers need Shanghai trip to face up to social issues

    Posted Mar 31st 2014, 05:27am by George Chen

    ... Kong lawmakers should be there. But my reasons why pan-democrats should go may vary from what you have read elsewhere. How can you control population growth in a city when it grows too fast? I was born in Shanghai and for many years the population of Shanghai remained about 14 million people. I'm not sure when it happened but on a recent trip to Shanghai, the city's population ...

  6. One-child policy is no longer justified

    Posted Sep 23rd 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... more independence on population policy. They point to the need to consider unified national rules. Practically speaking, this can only mean the eventual end of the one-child decree itself. As a developing country where pockets of rural poverty exist alongside increasingly wealthy urban areas, China will obviously still need to pay attention to the population question. However, ...

  7. Property - Hong Kong & China - CONCRETE ANALYSIS

    China's cities narrow gap with West in global survey

    Posted Mar 27th 2013, 12:00am by Thomas Lam

    ... will continue, according to Wealth-X, a global ultra-high-net-worth prospecting, intelligence and wealth due diligence firm. It said China's ultra-wealthy population would more than double by 2022. As its population shifts from the countryside into the cities, fast-growing urban centres are driving China's rise to the top of the global economic rankings. While most countries can boast ...

  8. News - China - YANGTZE BRIEFING

    Surge in cancer deaths gives Shanghai residents pause

    Posted May 04th 2013, 12:00am by Daniel Ren

    ... of cancers to the ageing population and people's unhealthy eating habits. But Shanghai residents were not convinced. "I have a nasty feeling that we are living in a dangerous city, drinking ... and pollution control. However, the city's rate of cancer-caused death and the frequency with which cancer hits the population are higher than the national average. About 150 Shanghai people ...

  9. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Hong Kong is falling behind the innovation curve

    Posted Jun 12th 2013, 12:00am by Paul Yip

    ... talent and encouraging people to have children so our population can develop in a sustainable manner. We also need to realise it's not all about qualifications; success is about having ...

  10. Business - Banking & Finance - EXPANSION

    CIMB puts China at heart of growth push

    Posted Aug 19th 2013, 12:00am by George Chen, Ray Chan

    ... service. The service will allow the bank's Malaysian customers, many of whom are Malaysian Chinese who represent about 25 per cent of the country's population, to use their credit cards ...




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