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  1. Hong Kong's government planners are out of control

    Posted Jan 06th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Territories. And if that is not enough, Hong Kong boasts an additional 2,600 hectares of industrial land (which doesn't include land devoted to transport infrastructure), much of which can ... Tom Holland The government-developer complex in Hong Kong is out of control and urgently needs to be reined in. On Wednesday, the government announced proposals for new reclamation ...

  2. Is Hong Kong ready for a five-day week?

    Posted Jun 27th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Experts say Hong Kong has an outdated work ethic and the long hours people work have a negative impact on their private and work life The move to introduce a five-day work week in the civil service could be the first step in changing Hong Kong's workaholic culture, says an academic. City University researcher Luk Chi-yung says Hong Kong's obsession with economic ...

  3. 28pc of elderly unhappy in retirement, poll finds

    Posted Nov 22nd 2010, 12:00am by Patsy Moy

    ... payments they were receiving in Hong Kong. To mark Senior Citizens' Day, the MTR, ferries and buses provided free transport for the day to anyone aged 65 or over. However, about a dozen ... Patsy Moy More than one in four elderly people living in Hong Kong are unhappy in their retirement- many because of a lack of money, and some because of poor health or the absence ...

  4. News - Hong Kong - NATIONAL EDUCATION

    A history of how national education was introduced in Hong Kong

    Posted Sep 09th 2012, 12:00am by Tony Cheung

    ... when President Hu Jintao said at a banquet organised by Hong Kong to commemorate the 10th anniversary of the handover that importance should be placed on national education in the city. Hu said: "I have something special to say about young people in Hong Kong because they represent the future of Hong Kong, indeed, the future of China … We should foster a strong sense ...

  5. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    More pressing needs for Hong Kong than 'city of lifts' plan

    Posted Aug 28th 2012, 12:00am

    ... SCMP Editorial A 'city of lifts' is just not enough Leung Chun-ying must have surprised many in the community when he announced a multi-billion-dollar spending spree to improve the city's access for the elderly, disabled and children. Dubbe ...

  6. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Hong Kong must act now to create a comprehensive population policy

    Posted Aug 15th 2012, 12:00am

    ... The latest population projections from the Census and Statistics Department put into sharp focus challenges for Hong Kong that we are well aware of but have done little to address. Society ... in Leung's zero-quota policy for mainland women not married to Hong Kong men giving birth here. That there will be so few wage earners financially responsible for so many without incomes ...

  7. Tsang's style of government has contributed to Hong Kong's decline

    Posted May 31st 2012, 12:00am

    ... Allan Zeman's comment on the mainland's progress compared to Hong Kong is ironic ('Mainland outpacing HK, Zeman says', May 21). First, nobody in the present ... to be contradicting these comments. Second, in the same article Zeman still affirms Henry Tang Ying-yen as playing a continuous role in Hong Kong, especially with a possible attempt at the chief ...

  8. Hong Kong can and should pay for good health care

    Posted Feb 01st 2012, 12:00am

    ... cannot accept that third-world medical hardware is still being used in our public hospitals. With the rapidly rising demand from mainlanders for medical services in Hong Kong, our public system ...


    Posted Dec 23rd 2011, 12:00am

    ... The special stamp duty, which punishes the short-term resale of property, has generated more debate. Financial Secretary John Tsang Chun-wan said the duty could come under review if external economic conditions get worse, while Transport and Housing Secretary Eva Cheng Yu-wah also voiced the possibility of a review. Chief Executive Donald Tsang Yam-kuen, however, quashed ...

  10. Ageing Hong Kong is coming up short

    Posted Oct 31st 2011, 12:00am

    ... and London. Four years on, Hong Kong's population stands at 7.1 million and the city is struggling to cope with both an ageing population and low fertility rate. University of Hong Kong ... by 2030. Hong Kong's fertility rate is among the lowest in the world, dropping to a historic low of 0.9 births per woman in 2003. Despite a rebound to 1.1 in 2010, it is still far below ...




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