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  1. News - World - NATURE

    Revival of wolf population stirs old German fears

    Posted Feb 19th 2014, 08:14pm by NYT

    ... down and disposed of. Now, however, wolves have made a comeback, growing over the last 20 years to a stable population of 35 packs, about 150 wolves in all. That has set off a furore over whether Germany is big enough for both people and wolves. They have made regular headlines, and been the subject of numerous news programmes. Critics maintain that Germany is too densely populated ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1431185/revival-wolf-population-stirs-old-german-fears
  2. 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
  3. News - Asia - POPULATION

    South Koreans could die out by 2750 if birth rates stay low (and Japanese won't be far behind)

    Posted Aug 26th 2014, 10:40pm by Julian Ryall

    ... Julian Ryall in Tokyo Low birth rates risk doomsday scenario An expert on the ageing of populations has warned that many societies in the Asia-Pacific region are at risk of extinction ... that the fertility rate had declined to 1.19 children per South Korean woman during her lifetime, significantly below the rate required to keep the population stable at around 50 million people. A simulation ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1580936/falling-birth-rates-threaten-societies-throughout-east-asia-expert-says
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. Business - Economy - ECONOMY

    Changing tides could shift focus from China to Africa

    Posted Aug 25th 2014, 03:33am by JUNE SUN

    ... June Sun june.sun@scmp.com Ageing population in China may see Sub-Saharan region's labour force become highly competitive Changing tides could shift focus to Africa Shifting ... population much sooner than previously expected, an HSBC report said, warning that if nothing was done to offset the changes, it could shave 0.6 per cent off annual gross domestic product growth ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/economy/article/1580413/changing-tides-could-shift-focus-china-africa
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. Comment - Insight & Opinion - THE VIEW

    Health care could account for almost a third of Hong Kong GDP by end of century

    Posted Aug 26th 2014, 03:19pm by Richard Wong

    ... factors determine spending on health care: the size of the population, the proportion of elderly people in the population, the average income per person, and the cost of health-care services. ... and manufacturing in 1981 made up 31.8 per cent. Let me explain how I obtained my projections. Consider the effects of demography (changes in population numbers and ageing). The Hospital Authority's ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1580799/health-care-could-account-almost-third-hk-gdp-end-century
  10. 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

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