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  1. News - World - STATISTICS

    World's population to hit 7.2 billion next month, says UN report

    Posted Jun 15th 2013, 12:00am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in New York India to overtake China as the most populous country by 2028, UN report forecasts World's population to hit 7.2 billion next month The population ... Population Prospects" report says the number of people inhabiting the planet at the start of the next century could top 16.6 billion or, depending on the statistical model, could be as low ...

  2. Property - Hong Kong & China - CONCRETE ANALYSIS

    Population size is only one factor in influencing property prices

    Posted May 01st 2013, 12:00am by STEPHEN CHUNG

    ... of population During a recent discussion with business school students at Tsinghua University the question arose as to whether real estate prices would fall if populations began declining. This is certainly likely, yet it is still just one possibility, and the notion that fewer people leads to lower property prices is not always destiny. Here's why. First, population does not have ...

  3. News - Hong Kong - SOCIETY

    Hole in Hong Kong's population figures revealed

    Posted Feb 01st 2013, 12:00am by Olga Wong

    ... Olga Wong olga.wong@scmp.com Government admits it cannot say how many foreigners and mainlanders live in the city, leading to calls for overhaul of data collection POPULATION STATS DON’T TELL THE FULL STORY Pressure over Hong Kong's population policies increased yesterday after the government admitted it had no idea how many foreigners and mainlanders lived in the city. ...

  4. News - Hong Kong - IMMIGRATION

    Singapore population push puts spotlight on Hong Kong

    Posted Jan 30th 2013, 12:00am by Colleen Lee, AGENCIES

    ... population push throws the spotlight on HK A major push by Singapore to boost immigration over the next two decades has led to calls for Hong Kong to get its act together on population policy. The Lion City unveiled ambitious plans yesterday to open its doors to hundreds of thousands of expatriate workers. The move could see foreigners making up nearly half of Singapore's population ...

  5. News - China

    Population minister Wang Xia says one-child policy here to stay

    Posted Jan 16th 2013, 12:00am by Minnie Chan

    ... people. "The policy should be a long-term one, and its primary goal is to maintain a low birth rate and be gradually perfected," Wang, minister of the National Population and Family Planning Commission, said at a national conference, Xinhua reported. Professor Lu Jiehua, of Peking University's Institute of Population Research, said the government's population policy ...

  6. Solving HK's age-old problem

    Posted May 22nd 2010, 12:00am by Luisa Tam

    ... Luisa Tam Hong Kong's rapidly ageing population has been a major concern for some years. According to Shalini Mahtani, founder of Community Business, a Hong Kong-based non-profit ... of two, as it did before. However, Hong Kong ranks second to Japan in Asia for its ageing population. More than 18 per cent of Hongkongers- from a population of more than 7 million- are above 60 ...

  7. Economic fears rise as Taiwan's birth rate declines

    Posted Jun 10th 2010, 12:00am by Lawrence Chung

    ... drastically declining birth rate. 'If this condition does not change, Taiwan will be destroyed naturally without even needing an enemy,' said Sun Te-hsiung, former chairman of the Population ... down. Once the domino effect kicks in, shops and other businesses relying on pupils will suffer- then housing and domestic consumption- as supply will far exceed demand, population experts warn. ...

  8. News - World - MIDDLE EAST

    Genetic testing and IVF boost population of Israel's Samaritans

    Posted Dec 12th 2012, 12:00am by McClatchy-Tribune

    ... their way back, Samaritans began having large families of eight to 10 children, and the frequency of first-cousin marriages doubled, Bonne-Tamir found. As the population grew, so did the health ...

  9. Just what is so bad about an ageing population anyway?

    Posted Jun 03rd 2012, 12:00am

    ... Jake van der Kamp jake.vanderkamp@scmp.com 'An ageing population will lead to a shrinking labour force and present serious challenges to the productive capacity and sustainable development of Hong Kong's economy.' Steering Committee on Population Policy SCMP, May 31 It is not this committee's findings that draw my attention so much as its mindset. Just what ...

  10. China losing its 'population dividend', experts warn

    Posted Jan 20th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Cary Huang in Beijing cary.huang@scmp.com Demographers and economists are advising Beijing to keep a close watch on population figures, with the proportion of people of working age having shrunk last year for the first time in a decade. Although they insist there is no cause for alarm, they say the data provides further evidence that the country has lost its 'population ...




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