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  1. Family planners switch from contraception to conception

    Posted Aug 27th 2003, 12:00am by Patsy Moy

    ... Amid a falling birth rate, couples are now being told not to leave it too long to have children The Family Planning Association, which once told parents 'two is enough', has ... for couples, has been widely promoted. The reason behind the association's change of focus is not hard to find, as Hong Kong now has one of the lowest birth rates in the world. According ...

  2. 1,000 teachers rally against job losses

    Posted Jul 21st 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Falling birth rate could mean fewer educators will be required, Rosanna Wong warns More than 1,000 primary and secondary school teachers yesterday marched to the Central Government Offices ... The institute might need to reconsider the number of trainee teachers admitted in the long term if the birth rate continued to decline. Cheng Yan-chee, Deputy Secretary of Education and Manpower, said ...

  3. Shanxi officials misuse 30m yuan

    Posted Dec 29th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... total. Pollution in the area is severe, resulting in the highest birth defect rate in China. The latest figures from the state statistics bureau show the national birth defect rate was 9.96 per ...

  4. Expats needed to plug gap in population forecasts

    Posted Nov 27th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... lecturer at the University of Hong Kong, said he was puzzled to find the higher estimate amid a declining birth rate. He said the Census and Statistics Department had adjusted its earlier estimate of 9.2 million to 8.7 million last year due to the lower fertility rate, and pointed out that the departments had used different methods and criteria. 'I still have doubts over the revised ...

  5. The population is still rising, despite 'one-child' policy

    Posted Dec 27th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... the age of 50 can the birth rate possibly be lower,' Professor Li said. A circular which was passed several years ago decreed that couples who are both only-children can have two babies. ... a State Population and Family Planning Commission report said. At the rate of growth now, the 1.3 billion population mark will be passed next year. Critics said that despite ...

  6. New threat to jobs as pupil numbers fall

    Posted Aug 30th 2003, 12:00am by Linda Yeung, Polly Hui

    ... Call for smaller classes and job-sharing to stave off further cuts after declining birth rate hits Primary One enrolment The falling number of pupils in Hong Kong has prompted fears ... because of Hong Kong's declining birth rate, already one of the lowest in the world. The lifetime ratio of births to every 1,000 women was 959 last year, down from 3,459 in 1971. Noticeable ...

  7. More space, fewer people in HK's future view

    Posted Nov 26th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... of the growth is attributed to immigrants as the birth rate will continue to decline. But the number of transients - people who stay for one to three months - will be three times greater than now, ...

  8. Game plan

    Posted Oct 11th 2003, 12:00am by Mutsuko Murakami

    ... the gloomy economy and a slowing birth rate. He believes there is little life left in the current era of games, where manufacturers compete primarily by offering more-sophisticated games based ...

  9. Fertile imagination

    Posted Aug 26th 2003, 12:00am by Sonia Kolesnikov

    ... below 40 wanted sex more than six times a month. The result is a sharply falling birth rate, threatening to plummet this year to a 26-year low. But, critics of Dr Wei's schemes point out, ...

  10. Amid economic stress, women favour abortion

    Posted Aug 13th 2003, 12:00am by Patsy Moy

    ... abortions did so for financial reasons - three times more than in 1997. 'The birth rate in Hong Kong has dropped significantly in the past five years leading to different social problems ... of failure rate, Dr Li, said. While 74 per cent of women believed birth control pills were effective, 84 per cent believed they had side effects and 72 per cent said they would not take the pill ...




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