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  1. HK government is not doing enough about falling birth rate

    Posted Sep 02nd 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Over the last two decades, fewer Hong Kong women have been getting married and fertility rates have dropped considerably. The effect of the recent slight increase in births among females ... Indeed, many nations share these concerns, as was illustrated by the letter from the Singaporean prime minister's press secretary ('Many nations worried over birth rates', August ...

  2. Booming birth rate a threat to growth

    Posted Nov 13th 2004, 12:00am by David Marsh

    ... in the world. Mr Hang said the birth rate remained highest in poor rural areas, where large families were traditional and birth control rare. But the rate was also rising in the large cities as more ... state authorities fear. Officials expect 2004 will be the second consecutive year that Vietnam sees a record population increase. At present growth rates, the population will reach 100 million ...

  3. Birth tourism ban makes a nonsense of government plans

    Posted Apr 19th 2012, 12:00am

    ... to look wildly inaccurate. The government's population forecast is based on an average birth rate between now and 2039 of 93,000 babies a year- close to last year's 95,000 births- coupled with average net immigration of 29,000. Yet Hong Kong's birth rate only amounted to 95,000 last year because of the 37,000 or so babies born in the city to mainland birth tourists ...

  4. Emergency birth

    Posted Feb 27th 2009, 12:00am by Liz Gooch

    ... and a rising crime rate, had also contributed to Umno's loss of support, and the government had addressed those issues. He said the party had made major contributions to the economy, established ...

  5. Three-child policy

    Posted Feb 23rd 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... The government wants Hong Kong couples to have three children in an attempt to halt the sliding birth rate, and may offer tax cuts among incentives. What do you think of these measures to lift the fertility rate? Share your views: write to us ...

  6. Lawmaker to table bill on births issue

    Posted Mar 13th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Austin Chiu, Diana Lee and Matt Ho in Beijing A lawmaker is seeking to amend local laws in order to deter mainland mothers-to-be from giving birth in Hong Kong. Economic Synergy legislator ... in order to address the swelling number of mainlanders giving birth in Hong Kong. Lam said he had decided to act because the city's government had been ineffective in tackling the issue. ...

  7. 'Eunuch' Lam makes dignified exit

    Posted May 08th 2012, 12:00am

    ... and is the least popular minister appointed to the post. His popularity ratings in University of Hong Kong opinion polls fell to 36.7 points, out of 100, in April, down from 38.5 points in September. Lam ...

  8. The tortuous birth of a credible opposition

    Posted Sep 20th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Gwynne Dyer He took off the Kremlin dog collar,' explained a friend of Mikhail Prokhorov, Russia's third-richest man, as the political party Prokhorov had founded to run against Prime Minister Vladimir Putin in the December elections blew up in ...

  9. U-turns on polls, births quota

    Posted Jun 29th 2011, 12:00am

    ... member- instead of the next overall- was one of two policy U-turns announced yesterday. Health officials also softened their stance on the quota for mainlanders giving birth in the city, saying ... Health minister Dr York Chow Yat-ngok said just two days earlier that there was no room for change in the 'thoroughly considered' birth policy. The by-elections concession comes after ...

  10. Celebrating the birth of modern China

    Posted Mar 31st 2011, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... This year marks the centenary of the Xinhai Revolution, an event that led to the birth of modern China. The revolution, named after the sexagenary cycle of the Chinese calendar, brought to an end thousands of years of imperial rule and led to the establishment of the Chinese republic. To look back on a century of change, the Leisure and Cultural Services Department and Hubei ...




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