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  1. 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 ...

  2. 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 ...

  3. Population policy a concern for us all

    Posted Oct 31st 2011, 12:00am

    ... Population is a headache for many governments, our own included. The worry is about numbers, either that there are too many people, not enough or an imbalance of the sexes or generations. ... Mevic, the son of Bosnian parents, is little more than 12 years old, or that the global population has tripled since 1950. New UN Population Fund figures estimate that numbers will rise to 9.3 ...

  4. Beijing must review population policies

    Posted May 05th 2011, 12:00am

    ... the numbers revealed in the 10-yearly population survey- alarming would be a more appropriate word. It shows that the birth rate is far too low, society is ageing overly fast, there is too big an imbalance between the number of men and women, and a huge proportion of the population is not adequately covered by social services. Much of the fault lies with two long-standing government ...

  5. population control

    Posted Jun 18th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... policy should be abolished? 2. Do your parents or grandparents have a preference for boys over girls? 3. What measures should the government take to ease the population crisis? Weblinks ...

  6. Mainland population policy needs rethink

    Posted Mar 08th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... in the world's two most populous nations, China and India. The words of late leader Mao Zedong, that women hold up half of the sky, resonate on International Women's Day. But the mainland's controversial one-child policy threatens an unsustainable gender imbalance. Senior population planning officials have clashed during this week's annual session of the National People's ...

  7. Africa's population bomb

    Posted Mar 15th 2007, 12:00am by Gwynne Dyer

    ... million. By 2050, just over four more decades, there will be 130 million Ugandans, and it will be the 12th biggest country in the world, with more people than Russia or Japan. Its population will have increased 18-fold in less than 90 years. Many people think that population growth is no longer a problem, and everybody somehow knows that it is politically incorrect to talk about it. ...

  8. Experts sound welfare alert over ageing population, wealth gap

    Posted Feb 23rd 2007, 12:00am by Jimmy Cheung

    ... Jimmy Cheung The government will face growing pressure to pay for more social and medical services due to an ageing population and a widening wealth gap, experts have warned. Whether ... Figures released by the government showed the median age of the population rose from 34 in 1996 to 39 last year. Chua Hoi-wai, of the Hong Kong Council of Social Service, warned that supporting ...

  9. Rethink needed on population policies

    Posted Mar 22nd 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... A key advisory group's call for the government to adopt more family-friendly policies to stimulate Hong Kong's lagging population growth is welcome. It also is a reminder of the need for bold initiatives. The support group on population policy for the Council for Sustainable Development has completed a draft report that includes a package of family measures. The report ...

  10. Study 'overestimated' city's population growth

    Posted Mar 29th 2004, 12:00am by Chloe Lai

    ... Chloe Lai The government's development blueprint on how the city will look in 30 years probably overestimated population growth, an official has told the South China Morning Post. Ava ... Planning Vision and Strategy' study, the Planning Department predicted the population would hit 9.2 million in 2030. But after months of public consultation, it has decided to review ...




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