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  1. News - China Insider - INTERNET FREEDOM

    Two million 'internet opinion analysts' employed to monitor China's vast online population

    Posted Oct 03rd 2013, 03:32pm by Patrick Boehler

    ... Patrick Boehler patrick.boehler@scmp.com Government employees trawl through blogs and social media to dissect public opinion Some two million people are employed by the Chinese government at all levels, as well as businesses, to monitor public opinion on ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china-insider/article/1323529/two-million-employed-monitor-chinese-public-opinion
  2. Business - Comment - THE VIEW

    End of the line for China's low cost manufacturing model?

    Posted Jul 22nd 2014, 12:01am by Cathy Holcombe

    ... In retrospect, the big investment calls seem so easy. Like the commodities bubble: the economy of a hugely populated country (China) is accelerating; this same economy's money supply is growing ... base. Perhaps India, with its billion-strong population, will be the successor "factory of the world". Or some country or region of Africa. When China invests heavily in a sector, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/article/1557109/end-line-chinas-low-cost-manufacturing-model
  3. News - World - UNITED STATES

    Pan-Asian explosion in Orange county, California, with numbers up 41pc in 10 years

    Posted Jul 21st 2014, 09:26pm by NYT

    ... its own campus, bursting with more than 1,200 pupils. It is a reflection of the explosive growth of Orange county's Asian population, which ranks as the third-largest in the United ... populations have spread in all directions. Orange county's shift from a mostly white suburb to an ethnic melting pot is far from new. In 2003, whites lost their majority status in a surge ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1557015/pan-asian-explosion-orange-county-california-numbers-41pc-10-years
  4. Business - China Business - CARE SERVICES

    Foreign retirement home operators eye China's ageing population

    Posted Oct 03rd 2013, 12:00am by Peggy Sito

    ... Peggy Sito peggy.sito@scmp.com Overseas operators are lured by the mainland's ageing population but are trying to work out an ideal business model amid vague guidelines Foreign firms ... The country's ageing population is expected to reach 34 per cent of the total by 2050, making this an attractive business segment. The central government's guidelines issued last month also ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/china-business/article/1323156/foreign-retirement-home-operators-eye-chinas-ageing
  5. News - Asia - SINGAPORE

    Let young single Singaporeans buy state-built homes, says billionaire

    Posted Mar 28th 2013, 12:00am by BLOOM

    ... Bloomberg in Singapore Let young singles buy public flats, billionaire says Billionaire Bhupendra Kumar Modi, who became a Singapore citizen last year, is urging his adopted nation to end a ban on young unmarried people owning state-built homes because it ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1201299/let-young-single-singaporeans-buy-state-built-homes-says-billionaire
  6. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Asia's population successes bring new challenges

    Posted Sep 19th 2013, 12:00am by NOELEEN HEYZER, BABATUNDE OSOTIMEHIN

    ... Noeleen Heyzer and Babatunde Osotimehin Noeleen Heyzer and Babatunde Osotimehin say region faces ageing crisis Asia's population successes bring their own challenges Half a century ago, the world was warned of the imminent explosion of "the population bomb". There were fears that humanity would suffer mass starvation and that societies would plunge into turmoil- ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1312372/asias-population-successes-bring-new-challenges
  7. Business - Economy

    Ageing populations spur rate volatility

    Posted Sep 21st 2013, 12:00am by Reuters

    ... Reuters in London A larger change in policy rate may be needed to make impact on the real economy Ageing populations spur rate volatility Not unlike the ageing public, central banks ... is rapid ageing populations. Traditional changes of 25 basis points may have to be amplified PATRICK IMAM, IMF On the basic "life-cycle" assumption that younger people incur more debt ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/economy/article/1314090/ageing-populations-spur-rate-volatility
  8. News - World - UNITED STATES

    Huge forest fire scorches hundreds of homes in rural Washington state

    Posted Jul 20th 2014, 06:35am by AP

    ... to return to large areas of smouldering rubble and forcing the people of Malott, population 500, to evacuate. On Friday Frank Rogers, sheriff of Okanogan County, said people living in outlying areas ... grown. However, he didn't have an updated number. "We know we've lost more homes," he said. The hospital in Brewster, which has a population of 2,400, was evacuated late ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1556641/huge-forest-fire-scorches-hundreds-homes-rural-washington-state
  9. News - China - URBAN GROWTH

    Chinese cities encroaching on military airspace, PLA complains

    Posted Jul 25th 2014, 02:41pm by CHEN BINGLIN

    ... And although the exact number of airbases is a military secret, with bustling and densely populated new urban areas encroaching on the bases, conflicts are bound to take place, Xinhua reported. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/1558963/cities-encroaching-military-airspace-pla-complains
  10. News - Hong Kong - FLIGHT MH17

    Book of condolence for victims of Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 opens in Hong Kong

    Posted Jul 23rd 2014, 01:14pm by MICHAEL DE WAAL-MONTGOMERY

    ... to publicly record their sympathy. "It's our second-largest population of Australians offshore anywhere in the world, so we want to extend this possibility to them if they choose to use ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1557452/book-condolence-victims-malaysia-airlines-flight-mh17-opens-hong-kong

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