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  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. News - Hong Kong - POLICY

    Government insists it will not cap population

    Posted Dec 01st 2013, 06:14am by Candy Chan

    ... Candy Chan candy.chan@scmp.com No population caps, government insists The government made clear yesterday that it had ruled out capping the population and tightening the screening of one-way-permit applications. Chief Secretary Carrie Lam Cheng Yuet-ngor told a public consultation on population policy that it was not the time for Hong Kong to cap numbers as the city was facing ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1369907/government-insists-it-will-not-cap-population
  5. News - China - CONSERVATION

    Chinese sturgeon on the brink of extinction

    Posted Sep 15th 2014, 05:44am by Staff Reporter

    ... was built," Wei was quoted as saying. "No natural reproduction means that the sturgeon will not expand its population and without protection they might be at risk of extinction." Chinese sturgeon is on the Swiss-based International Union for Conservation of Nature's "red list" of endangered species. Wei was quoted by Xinhua as saying that its population may have ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1592647/sturgeon-brink-extinction
  6. 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
  7. Comment - Letters

    Elderly care policies must match vision for population planning

    Posted Dec 05th 2013, 04:27am by LETTERS

    ... Elderly care policies must match long-term vision on population Hong Kong's population is ageing very rapidly. The recently released consultative paper on population policy indicates that by 2041, about one-third of our population will be aged 65 or above, and our labour force will be shrunk from 58.8 per cent to 49.5 per cent. Measures suggested to tackle these challenges include ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/letters/article/1372977/elderly-care-policies-must-match-vision-population-planning
  8. Infographics - NATURE

    INFOGRAPHIC: Both faces

    Posted Sep 08th 2014, 11:31am by Alberto Lucas Lopez

    ... Alberto Lucas Lopez Over the years the wild monkeys in northern Hong Kong’s parks have become popular tourist attractions. Over the years the wild monkeys in northern Hong Kong’s parks have become popular tourist attractions. This masks the growing problems associated with a massive population explosion. A government sterilisation programme has cut the number of monkeys ...

    http://www.scmp.com/infographics/article/1587713/infographic-both-faces
  9. News - Asia - PHILIPPINES

    Three dead and 50,000 evacuated as Storm Fung-Wong hits Philippines

    Posted Sep 19th 2014, 10:07am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Manila Massive flooding as latest storm to hit the Philippines causes river in Manila to burst its banks, swamping heavily populated districts Three dead, 50,000 ... the disaster-prone country. Rescue workers in trucks and rubber dinghies plucked residents from the tops of flooded homes, after one of Manila's major rivers burst its banks, swamping heavily populated ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1595872/philippines-markets-schools-shut-heavy-rain-floods-manila
  10. Comment - Blogs - ENVIRONMENT

    Documentary maker captures mounting waste from Chinese population boom

    Posted Dec 05th 2013, 06:29pm by Christy Choi

    ... Christy Choi christy.choi@scmp.com While economists continue to rely on the growth of China’s consumers to buoy growth in global markets, what is the effect of the country’s spiralling consumption? In Beijing Besieged by Waste, documentary filmmaker and p ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/blogs/article/1373790/documentary-maker-captures-mounting-waste-chinese-population-boom

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