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  1. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Debate on a universal pension highlights need for tax reform

    Posted Aug 23rd 2014, 02:41am by SCMP Editorial

    ... on government subsidies. A fast-ageing population adds a further burden on taxpayers in the long run. A debate on the way forward is just a matter of time. There are some who object fundamentally ... challenge goes beyond putting in place a sustainable retirement plan. Another government study has warned that unless there is tax reform, the city's ageing population will eventually dry up ...

  2. Business - Companies - ACQUISITIONS

    Bupa eyes Hong Kong's ageing population with purchase of Fortis unit Quality

    Posted Oct 16th 2013, 12:00am by Ray Chan

    ... HK's ageing population with deal Health-care provider Bupa's purchase of Hong Kong's largest private health-care chain, Quality HealthCare Medical Services, paves the way for the British firm to profit from rising demand for clinical services as the city's population rapidly ages. The US$355 million deal, announced yesterday, is being financed by Bupa's internal ...

  3. Business - Economy - THE VIEW

    Markets more focused on what Hong Kong could lose than universal suffrage

    Posted Aug 28th 2014, 12:47pm by RICHARD HARRIS

    ... a separate Hong Kong culture, part international, part worryingly parochial, as our educated and flexible population benefited from freedom of thought, speech, ideas and action. The State Council ... there are still good reasons for Beijing to avoid confrontation with a well-educated and free-thinking population used to certain freedoms, so we may win a wider franchise. The mainland benefits from ...

  4. Comment - Letters

    What's being said on facebook.com/southchinamorningpost

    Posted Aug 27th 2014, 03:14am by LETTERS

    ... be granted their] first public housing flat. It was 40 years ago with a much smaller population. ...

  5. News - China

    Patient violence sparks one-day walkout by hospital staff in Yunnan

    Posted Aug 28th 2014, 01:19pm

    ... today. The project, being conducted by the Beijing Municipal Commission of Population and Family Planning and Peking University, aims to set up additional legal protections for medical staff ...

  6. 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 ...

  7. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    World must show united front in fight against barbaric IS

    Posted Aug 27th 2014, 03:14am by SCMP Editorial

    ... and Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono, the outgoing president of Indonesia, the world's most populous Muslim country, has called on Islamic leaders to unite against extremism. In Europe and Australia, ...

  8. 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 ...

  9. News - Asia - ENVIRONMENT

    Burning rubbish worse for us and the planet than thought, study shows

    Posted Aug 28th 2014, 02:56am by AP

    ... unregulated and unreported. Researchers pulled together existing data on population, per capita production of refuse and official reports on waste disposal to calculate how much rubbish is burned ...

  10. Sport - Other Sport - BOXING

    Knockout move: Manny Pacquiao sets up boxing academy in China

    Posted Aug 27th 2014, 01:11pm

    ... that to professional ranks, saying the local boxers “just need some knowledge about boxing and should be taught the basics”, “Of course, with a 1.4 billion population for the whole of China, they can produce ...




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