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  1. News - Hong Kong - Budget 2014-15

    New types of indirect tax must be explored as the population ages

    Posted Feb 27th 2014, 04:51am by Marcellus Wong Yui-keung

    ... Marcellus Wong Yui-keung An ageing population will put pressures on Hong Kong's long-term fiscal sustainability New types of indirect taxation must be explored In his budget, ... revenue and expenditure, and to avoid allowing expenditure to persistently grow faster. Looking ahead, with an ageing population, growth in the economy and government revenue will slow down while ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1435905/new-types-indirect-tax-must-be-explored-population-ages
  2. 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
  3. 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
  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. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Migrants can help to fill the gaps in Asia's greying societies

    Posted Sep 09th 2014, 04:50am by SCMP Editorial

    ... SCMP Editorial Helping hand for greying societies The low fertility rates and fast-ageing populations of Asia's developed economies are barely noticeable to those living in them. ... approaches to labour and immigration to be priorities. South Korean women have just 1.19 children during their lifetime, well below the 2.0 rate needed to replace the population. The recent study ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1588035/migrants-can-help-fill-gaps-asias-greying-societies
  6. 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
  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. News - China - WATER CRISIS

    Beijing residents defy law to sink own wells in search of clean water

    Posted Sep 15th 2014, 05:44am by Li Jing

    ... Li Jing jing.li@scmp.com Residents take matters into their own hands as capital struggles to provide water for swelling population- but it's not a good solution Beijingers defy law ... to keep the city's population growth to within its water supply limits, daily water consumption rose to more than 3 million cubic metres on several days in July, setting new records. So how ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1590237/beijing-residents-defy-law-sink-own-wells-search-clean-water
  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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