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  1. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Ban on Japanese whaling a major victory in conservation battle

    Posted Apr 03rd 2014, 04:21am by SCMP Editorial

    ... of that with Japanese politics being so driven by nationalism. The cull was about supplying whale meat and although less than 1 per cent of the population regularly eat it, the issue has been tied up ... with humans, from living to a similar age and socialising in groups. Whaling has driven several species to the brink of extinction. But while the moratorium has helped rejuvenate some populations ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1463374/ban-japanese-whaling-major-victory-conservation-battle
  2. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Immigration surge is no solution to population ageing

    Posted Mar 30th 2013, 12:00am by TAN JEE SAY

    ... Tan Jee Say Tan Jee Say says relying on immigrant numbers to reverse population ageing, as Singapore proposes, is a poor solution. Hong Kong has got it right by seeking growth elsewhere Frontiers of growth The inter-relationships of population, economic growth and quality of life have aroused intense debate as cities compete with each other to become mega cities. But this rush ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1202621/immigration-surge-no-solution-population-ageing
  3. News - Hong Kong - EMPLOYMENT

    Retirement age of new Hong Kong civil servants to rise to 65 under new plans

    Posted Apr 03rd 2014, 04:32pm by Phila Siu

    ... Phila Siu phila.siu@scmp.com New staff will work extra five years under move to address the issue of ageing population, with predictions that private sector could follow suit 'Retire at 65' plan for civil servants The retirement age of newly hired civil servants will be extended from 60 to 65 under a government plan to tackle the ageing population and shrinking workforce. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1463866/plan-unveiled-push-civil-servants-retirement-age-65
  4. News - Asia

    Tokay gecko populations decline due to overhunting, say activists

    Posted Apr 12th 2013, 12:00am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Kuala Lumpur Tokay gecko 'overhunted' Activists warned yesterday that wild populations of Southeast Asia's striking tokay gecko were in danger ... reproductive rates and adaptability, tokay gecko populations "are still susceptible to over-harvesting". Population declines had been reported in places like Thailand and Indonesia, it said. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1212413/tokay-gecko-populations-decline-due-overhunting-say-activists
  5. News - Asia

    Modi, Gandhi use Obama-style tactics to reach India's modern voters

    Posted Apr 07th 2014, 10:55pm by WASHPOST

    ... The Washington Post in New Delhi Policital organisers vie to reach a young, urban and upwardly mobile population with modern methods made famous by Barack Obama India embraces digital ... different today compared with a decade ago, when Prime Minister Manmohan Singh's first coalition government came to power. About two-thirds of the population is younger than 35. Voters are more ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1467561/modi-gandhi-use-obama-style-tactics-reach-indias-modern-voters
  6. News - Asia - MYANMAR

    With pond the only water supply in village near Yangon, Myanmar's boom is uneven

    Posted Apr 13th 2014, 05:41am by AP

    ... pipes so that water can be delivered straight to their homes. The water shortages began with a population boom in the 1980s, with the number of inhabitants jumping from a few dozen to more than ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1479359/pond-only-water-supply-village-near-yangon-myanmars-boom-uneven
  7. Business - Economy - AGRICULTURE

    Australia sets sights of beef exports to China after success of Japanese deal

    Posted Apr 15th 2014, 12:21am by Reuters

    ... in the sparse Outback in the north of Australia, is the preferred beef for Indonesia's mostly Muslim population, who slaughter cows according to Islamic practice. But the dream of cracking ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/economy/article/1482431/australia-sets-sights-beef-exports-china-after-success-japanese
  8. News - World - SCIENCE

    EU survey finds its bees in far better shape than was feared

    Posted Apr 08th 2014, 08:42pm by Reuters

    ... on Monday. By comparison, United States beekeepers lost nearly a third of their colonies last winter as part of a largely unexplained decline in the population that could affect food supplies. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1469577/european-union-survey-finds-its-bees-far-better-shape-was-feared
  9. Magazines - Post Magazine - SUNDAY MORNING

    Then & now: pride and prejudice

    Posted Apr 12th 2014, 11:18pm by Jason Wordie

    ... populations, the scientifically minded and anyone else who constituted a threat to their economic and political power, ultimately prevailed over decent ethical standards in civilised, tolerant ...

    http://www.scmp.com/magazines/post-magazine/article/1473372/then-now-pride-and-prejudice
  10. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Hong Kong's population policy must keep up with today's realities

    Posted Mar 30th 2013, 12:00am by Stephen Vines

    ... Stephen Vines Stephen Vines says racial bias has no place in HK's population debate Policy must keep up with today's world of migrants It is difficult to have a sensible ... and population balance in the face of an ageing society. To be fair, the government has made a half-hearted attempt to achieve this by dishing out settlement permissions to rich mainlanders and making ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1202620/hong-kongs-population-policy-must-keep-todays-realities

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