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  1. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Hong Kong needs a clearer view of population growth model

    Posted Feb 14th 2014, 09:06pm by Andrew Sheng

    ... Andrew Sheng Andrew Sheng says broad vision in ongoing consultation must lead to political decisions Hong Kong needs a clearer view of population growth model, and soon Hong Kong is currently consulting the public on its population policy. The steering committee proposes that the policy should "develop and nurture a population that will continuously support and drive Hong ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1427969/hong-kong-needs-clearer-view-population-growth-model
  2. Business - Economy

    Party like it's 2007 again? Don't hold your breath

    Posted Mar 26th 2014, 01:30pm by DAVID DODWELL

    ... David Dodwell The loss of China's low-cost deflationary effect and rapidly ageing populations will ensure that there will be no return to the pre-crisis party of 2008 Our bleak future ... on Japan. Apparently by 2035, Japan's population will have fallen from the present 120-odd million to about 100 million. Of that 100 million, 45 per cent will be over 65, and an astonishing 25 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/economy/article/1457671/party-its-2007-again-dont-hold-your-breath
  3. Property - International - INVESTMENT

    Joint venture targets China's greying population

    Posted Feb 06th 2014, 11:40am by Sandy Li

    ... population China Ageing Development Foundation, a fund under the Ministry of Civil Affairs, has teamed up with investors in Hong Kong and Dubai for an aggressive plan to build 12 upmarket retirement and health resorts on the mainland and overseas to tap the country's rapidly greying population. "Population ageing in China is expected to lead to a burgeoning demand for aged-care ...

    http://www.scmp.com/property/international/article/1421922/chinese-government-foundation-teams-investors-hong-kong-and
  4. News - China - Beijing

    Beijing demolition to curb population won't work, say opponents

    Posted Jan 26th 2014, 05:35am by Raymond Li

    ... Raymond Li raymond.li@scmp.com Opponents say plan to destroy scrap markets won't stop migrants flocking to the capital Demolition scheme aims to curtail population Xie Zhongchao, ... for demolition, along with several others in the capital, as part of a municipal government plan to rein in population growth. One part of the scheme involves phasing out what are described ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1413683/beijing-demolition-curb-population-wont-work-say-opponents
  5. News - World - ECONOMY

    85 richest own wealth of half world's population, says Oxfam

    Posted Jan 21st 2014, 01:33am by AFP

    ... on the planet "own the wealth of half the world's population," Oxfam said in an introduction to a new report on widening disparities between the rich and poor. Winnie Byanyima, the Oxfam executive director who will attend the Davos meetings, said: "It is staggering that in the 21st century, half of the world's population- that's three and a half billion people- own ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1410022/85-richest-own-wealth-half-worlds-population-says-oxfam
  6. News - Hong Kong - CONSERVATION

    Cap the population … then plan our city, green group tells CY Leung

    Posted Jan 13th 2014, 04:59am by Edward Tang

    ... Edward Tang edward.tang@scmp.com Green group says C.Y. Leung's approach to planning is back to front and must change 'Cap the population … then plan our city' The government must set a cap on Hong Kong's population in a reversal of its previous approach to town planning, a leading environmental organisation says. Speaking ahead of Chief Executive Leung ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1404125/cap-population-then-plan-our-city-green-group-tells-cy-leung
  7. News - Hong Kong - BUDGET

    Experts' views on Tsang’s budget

    Posted Feb 26th 2014, 02:29pm

    ... Q&A with two Hong Kong Baptist University professors Wu Boxiong, associate professor of economics at Hong Kong Baptist University.   Q: What do you make of Tsang’s decision to trim sweeteners by at least 30 per cent from the HK$33 billion doled out last year, and his warning that the city’s more than HK$700 billion financial reserves could dry up due to the ageing population ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1435593/experts-views-tsangs-budget
  8. News - Hong Kong

    Hong Kong facing hit to economy as ageing population looms

    Posted Dec 29th 2013, 04:16pm by Agence France-Presse

    ... Agence France-Presse in Hong Kong Schools replaced by care homes and a once-vibrant economy dulled by one of Asia’s oldest populations: experts fear this is the Hong Kong ... warned. “It is a huge concern for our population development,” Hong Kong University social sciences professor Paul Yip said, explaining that the economy will take a hit if the ageing trend ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1392501/hong-kong-facing-hit-economy-ageing-population-looms
  9. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Hong Kong needs a flexible approach to work as the population ages

    Posted Dec 31st 2013, 06:10pm by TIMOTHY PEIRSON-SMITH

    ... as the population ages Age of adaptation According to the government's consultation on population policy, Hong Kong's population is growing at just 0.6 per cent per annum, and worryingly by 2031, 28 per cent of the population will be aged 65 or above. With more people retiring than entering work, our labour force is estimated to peak in 2018 and decline by 6 per cent by 2031, risking ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1394012/hong-kong-needs-flexible-approach-work-population-ages
  10. News - World

    Mexico official: Stolen cobalt-60 found; says no risk so far to surrounding population

    Posted Dec 05th 2013, 07:41am by AP

    ... MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico official: Stolen cobalt-60 found; says no risk so far to surrounding population. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1373463/mexico-official-stolen-cobalt-60-found-says-no-risk-so-far-surrounding

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