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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. 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
  3. 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
  4. Comment - Letters

    Lift blockade on Gaza to facilitate urgently needed reconstruction

    Posted Aug 22nd 2014, 04:30am by LETTERS

    ... population has not yet been calculated in detail, but we already know the orders of magnitude. Approximately 10,000 people were wounded, many of whom will need follow-up medical and surgical ... by the Israeli navy; and, problems obtaining raw materials. While the health impacts of the population’s impoverishment, together with the psychological ordeal of confinement, cannot be measured ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/letters/article/1578829/lift-blockade-gaza-facilitate-urgently-needed-reconstruction
  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 - World - Ebola

    West Africa Ebola toll passes 1,200, quarantine victims to receive food

    Posted Aug 19th 2014, 07:02pm by Reuters in Geneva

    ... such as Gueckedou in Guinea, Kenema and Kailahun in Sierra Leone and Foya in Liberia. While Nigeria, Africa’s most populous nation and No 1 oil producer, appears to be containing its smaller outbreak, Liberia and Sierra Leone are struggling to halt the spread of the deadly Ebola virus among their populations. On Friday, these small two West African nations and a medical charity chided the WHO ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1577005/west-africa-ebola-toll-passes-1200-quarantine-victims-get-food
  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 - SCIENCE

    Humans coexisted with Neanderthals for millennia, new study shows

    Posted Aug 21st 2014, 09:45pm by Reuters

    ... Neanderthals disappeared from Europe," said lead researcher Tom Higham. "Our results suggest there was a mosaic of populations." Scientists already know from DNA evidence ... non-African human populations originates from Neanderthals. "In a way our close cousins, as Neanderthals are, aren't extinct," Higham said. "They carry on in us today." ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1578597/humans-coexisted-neanderthals-millennia-new-study-shows

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