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  1. News - World - HEALTH

    Richest countries worst hit by obesity-fuelled cancer

    Posted Nov 27th 2014, 03:52am by LA TIMES

    ... was highest. An additional 14 per cent of these weight-related cancers were diagnosed in East Asia, where the risk due to extra weight was low but the population so large that the patients added up. ... accounted for about two-thirds of all new cancers linked to high BMI in women, while cancers of the colon and kidneys made up two-thirds of such cancers in men. If the global population had ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1649398/richest-countries-worst-hit-obesity-fuelled-cancer
  2. 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
  3. News - China - CRIME

    Guangdong is the top target in China's nationwide drug crackdown

    Posted Nov 20th 2014, 04:11am by He Huifeng, Mimi Lau

    ... He Huifeng and Mimi Lau Province is mainland's biggest market for illicit narcotics and has largest population of addicts Guangdong top target in national drug crackdown Guangdong's booming illicit drug trade and large population of addicts have made it a top target in a new nationwide police crackdown. Guangdong and Shandong provinces each have 10 cities among ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1644093/guangdong-top-target-chinas-nationwide-drug-crackdown
  4. Business - Economy - THE VIEW

    Hong Kong democracy in balance as Occupy Movement nears end

    Posted Nov 25th 2014, 01:11pm by Richard Wong

    ... and further polarisation of the community that could lead to a rise in populism. The future of democracy in our city may well hang in the balance, but will it follow the path of a liberal democracy ... with pluralistic values. Which path will Hong Kong go down? Liberal democracy seemed possible in 1997 but the Occupy movement has tilted the pendulum towards populism. The road to democracy is likely ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/economy/article/1648307/hong-kong-democracy-balance-occupy-movement-nears-end
  5. Property - Hong Kong & China - C-SUITE

    Phoenix Property Investors eyes new opportunities in Southeast Asia

    Posted Nov 26th 2014, 05:23am by Peggy Sito

    ... still look for buyers in a falling market, if our properties are in prime locations.   Why does the company invest in Southeast Asia? North Asia is facing an ageing population and Southeast Asia has a young population. The size of the middle class in the region is growing. So demand for properties is strong. In Indonesia, a major portion of its population is under 50. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/property/hong-kong-china/article/1648591/phoenix-property-investors-eyes-new-opportunities-southeast
  6. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Modi broke taboo on women's rights in India; now action must follow

    Posted Nov 23rd 2014, 06:03am by SCMP Editorial

    ... guidelines for the ratio of hospital beds, doctors and nurses to its population. Sterilisation is the only form of contraception most Indian women know- more than 4.5 million a year undergo it. ... this form of birth control when its fertility rate per woman has fallen from more than five 40 years ago to 2.4 now, close to the rate of 2.1 that keeps a population stable. Economic development ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1646329/modi-broke-taboo-womens-rights-india-now-action-must-follow
  7. 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
  8. Comment - Blogs - HISTORY

    Vancouver’s first mayor and the modern myth of the Chinese vote

    Posted Nov 19th 2014, 10:39am by Ian Young

    ... to be wooed en masse, or won over by shared ethnicity – now seems to be a myth. For a start, Wong’s support was generally lower in areas where Chinese population was higher. Across the city, Chinese ethnicity sits at 29.7%, and Wong’s vote was 9.4%. But in Oakridge, with an ethnic Chinese population of 63.2 per cent (2006 census), Wong’s vote was below par at 8.6 per cent, according ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/blogs/article/1643601/vancouvers-first-mayor-and-modern-myth-chinese-vote
  9. News - China - EARTHQUAKE

    Magnitude 6.3 earthquake strikes remote region of Sichuan province

    Posted Nov 22nd 2014, 06:01pm by AP in Beijing

    ... Associated Press in Beijing Quake hits Sichuan province on Saturday afternoon with one casualty reported so far, according to official media A strong earthquake struck a lightly populated ... on their cellphones. Kangding and the surrounding county have a population of 129,320 people, about 70 per cent of them Tibetan. Western China is regularly hit by earthquakes, and reports said Saturday’s quake ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1646235/magnitude-63-earthquake-strikes-sichuan-province
  10. 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

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