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  1. 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. ...

  2. Is this the solution to the population crisis afflicting schools?

    Posted Nov 11th 2010, 12:00am by Elaine Yau

    ... specialises in population studies at the University of Hong Kong, accuses the government of a lack of foresight. 'The government's strategy now is acting only when they turn up in front ... because of low enrolment. 'Such children could play a pivotal role in lessening the population crisis,' Yip said. 'There are more than 20,000 such babies every year now. The numbers ...

  3. Free schooling offer to tackle population rate and imbalance

    Posted Sep 26th 2005, 12:00am by Azizur Rahman

    ... in an effort to curb population growth and the practice of aborting female children. Besides the exemption of fees, such students will also get a monthly scholarship of 800 rupees ($140) at secondary ... scheme will help control the population considerably. We are particularly targeting those families who produce more children in the hope of a boy,' said a federal human resource development ...

  4. Talkback

    Posted Nov 07th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... of revitalisation for this area? The administration should think about this possibility. H. C. Bee, Ho Man Tin How can we prepare for the ageing population? According to government projections, by 2033 over 26 per cent of the population will be aged over 65. Society is going to have to deal with the problems associated with this ageing population. People who are about to retire must be given two ...

  5. Stick to principles, not whims, says former official

    Posted May 16th 2011, 12:00am

    ... populism in Hong Kong. Citing the government's U-turn on its budget with a cash handout to residents, he said public policies must carry continuity. Sze also criticised the changing education ... must stick to some principles. You should believe a budget is good... when you announce it.' The administration must uphold the continuity of policies when facing growing populism ...

  6. A fund-raiser for refugees

    Posted Jun 02nd 2011, 12:00am

    ... Barry C Chung The inter-school fund-raising show R11 will perform a benefit concert for the Hong Kong Refugee Advice Centre on Saturday evening at the Canadian International School. Students from Chinese International School, West Island School, South Isl ...

  7. the five Ws

    Posted May 28th 2008, 12:00am by Karly Cox

    ... Karly Cox Your primer to an issue in the news What? China announced that it is making changes to its one-child policy for families affected by the recent earthquake in Sichuan. Where? The announcement affects parents in Chengdu and two of the hardest-hit cities, Dujiangyan and Pengzhou. When? The policy was launched in the late 1970s to control China's rapidly increasing population ...

  8. Mother gets helping hand in a place far from home

    Posted Dec 07th 2007, 12:00am by Celine Sun

    ... Celine Sun Group gives asylum seekers badly needed assistance Rose felt her heart breaking when her two-year-old son asked for a meal at McDonald's, which she could not afford. As asylum seekers in Hong Kong, Rose and her husband have no income becau ...

  9. Retired lecturer gives free time to needy students

    Posted Oct 28th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Wu Xiamin, a retired professor from Shanghai Jiaotong University, tutors poor students or children of disabled parents in maths free every weekend. The former professor, who has to cope with her own disabilities, tells Alice Yan why she has done this volu ...

  10. Plight of refugees

    Posted Mar 15th 2007, 12:00am by Elaine Yau

    ... Elaine Yau Three hundred and thirty students took part in a famine camp and experienced the plight of refugees from African countries. Co-organised by World Vision Hong Kong and Hong Kong Award for Young People (HKAYP) Schools Operating Authority, the two ...




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