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  1. 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
  2. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Pension reform in Asia will benefit more than just its greying population

    Posted Nov 22nd 2013, 07:41pm by Andrew Sheng

    ... Andrew Sheng says such funds can help stabilise capital markets with a focus on the long term Pension reform in Asia will benefitmore than just its greying population The relaxation ... at relatively cheap rates, and open economies. But in many parts of Asia, as the population begins to age rapidly, there is genuine concern that Asians may grow old before they become rich. Last year, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1362905/pension-reform-asia-will-benefit-more-just-its-greying
  3. News - Hong Kong - POPULATION

    Satellite towns face struggle to cope with elderly populations

    Posted Nov 12th 2013, 04:53am by Olga Wong

    ... by boom in elderly Satellite towns built since the 1970s will bear the brunt of the boom in Hong Kong’s elderly population over the next five years, with the number of residents over 65 expected ... as to which public estates should be retrofitted earlier so the elderly can live in them,” Chan said. Fourteen per cent of Hong Kong’s population is aged 65 or over, a figure expected to rise to 30 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1353993/satellite-towns-face-struggle-cope-elderly-populations
  4. News - China - REFORM

    Floating population place hopes in hukou reform

    Posted Nov 11th 2013, 05:15am by WU NAN

    ... Wu Nan nan.wu@scmp.com People bemoan the restrictions of the residency system but change hinges on resources of cities Floating population place hopes in hukou reform After living ... the demand from the increased number of urban residents. Growing city populations also lead to a bigger demand for more resources for housing, jobs and education." Sun recalls the difficulty she ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1352707/floating-population-place-hopes-hukou-reform
  5. Business - Economy

    Party like it's 2007 again? Don't hold your breath

    Posted Mar 26th 2014, 01:30pm by DAVID DODWELL

    ... David Dodwell The loss of China's low-cost deflationary effect and rapidly ageing populations will ensure that there will be no return to the pre-crisis party of 2008 Our bleak future ... on Japan. Apparently by 2035, Japan's population will have fallen from the present 120-odd million to about 100 million. Of that 100 million, 45 per cent will be over 65, and an astonishing 25 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/economy/article/1457671/party-its-2007-again-dont-hold-your-breath
  6. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH MATTERS

    Cares of the city on our shoulders

    Posted Aug 29th 2014, 04:22am by Jane Liu Wai-han

    ... Jane Liu Wai-han Nurses show they are willing to meet challenges of an ageing population and rising expectations Cares of the city on our shoulders How far are you willing to go? ... one's personal baselines, it's also a pertinent question for the Hospital Authority. Facing an ever-increasing demand due to the ageing population and rising expectations, how far ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1581518/cares-city-our-shoulders
  7. News - Hong Kong - SOCIETY

    Public consultation on ageing population slammed by experts

    Posted Oct 25th 2013, 03:26am by Olga Wong, Ada Lee and Jennifer Ngo

    ... as it is launched Public quiz on ageing population slammed A proposed five-pronged approach to managing challenges arising from Hong Kong's ageing population came under fire yesterday for being too ... problems worsen in the future. Ideas include ways to tap into the inactive population such as housewives and retirees to encourage them to return to the workplace. But a veteran academic ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1339154/public-consultation-ageing-population-slammed-experts
  8. 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
  9. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    In population debate, growth for its own sake is no answer

    Posted Oct 28th 2013, 10:08pm by Peter Kammerer

    ... Peter Kammerer Peter Kammerer says our obsessive focus on the workforce in the population debate is an approach that ignores quality of life Growth control The government's latest consultation on population follows a familiar theme. Fertility rates are among the lowest in the world, we're fast ageing, the workforce is shrinking and unless there is lots of new- preferably ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1342071/population-debate-growth-its-own-sake-no-answer
  10. News - Hong Kong - ON SECOND THOUGHT

    Missing links in government's population policy consultation paper

    Posted Nov 01st 2013, 04:29am by Elizabeth Wong

    ... Elizabeth Wong Chien Chi-lien Unanswered questions- and a few opportunities- in consultation paper Missing links in population plan Economists might tell us the wealth of Hong Kong is built on four Ps: people, participation, productivity and poppycock. The long-awaited consultation paper of the steering committee on population policy is out at last. It was unveiled at a media ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1344660/missing-links-governments-population-policy-consultation-paper

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