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  1. 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
  2. News - Asia - DIPLOMACY

    Vatican and Vietnam edge closer to restoring diplomatic relations

    Posted Oct 20th 2014, 05:10am by AFP

    ... of the Vietnamese authorities for the Catholic community, which makes up around 7 per cent of the country's population of 89 million. During his five-day visit to South Korea in August- his first trip ... currently make up just 3.2 per cent of the population. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1620073/vatican-and-vietnam-edge-closer-restoring-diplomatic-relations
  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. 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
  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

    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
  7. News - World - HEALTH

    Jet lag can make you fat, thanks to bacteria disturbed by travel

    Posted Oct 19th 2014, 06:39am by WASHPOST

    ... the result could be a gut full of the wrong kinds of bacteria- including species that promote obesity. Researchers looked at the microbiome, or bacterial populations, in rodent and human subjects. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1619503/jet-lag-can-make-you-fat-thanks-bacteria-disturbed-travel
  8. Magazines - Post Magazine

    Forward steppe

    Posted Oct 18th 2014, 10:47pm by MARIKA DEE

    ... than half of the national population are under the age of 30. Almost 25 years after the democratic revolution that ended the communist era, when Mongolia was a satellite state of the Soviet ...

    http://www.scmp.com/magazines/post-magazine/article/1617540/forward-steppe
  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 - DISEASE

    Screening arriving air passengers for Ebola a waste of money, experts say

    Posted Oct 22nd 2014, 05:19am by GDN

    ... their populations, Khan said. But, he said, "the most proactive way is to decrease the many new infections in the source region itself". His is argument was reinforced on Monday when Nigeria ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1621577/screening-arriving-air-passengers-ebola-waste-money-experts-say

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