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  1. Downside of exodus from rural areas

    Posted Mar 11th 2012, 12:00am

    ... half the total population- many farmers have flocked to towns and cities in search of better pay and lives. Calling it a 'historic change in China's social structure', Deputy ... of such people from rural areas had led to 'empty-nest' families comprising just children and senior citizens, the China Youth Daily quoted Zhang, a Chinese People's Political Consultative ...

  2. Tariff cuts planned for developing neighbours

    Posted Jul 06th 2005, 12:00am by Cary Huang

    ... the Mekong River as part of an effort to bolster China's ties with the area's developing economies. The measure, announced by Premier Wen Jiabao at the opening ceremony of the second ... to work together with other nations... to jointly foster a secure and stable regional environment, thus paving the way for regional economic and social development,' Mr Wen said. In response, ...

  3. social development

    Posted Oct 05th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Reading comprehension 1 Chen Guangbiao was angry about the fact that some wealthy mainlanders did not attend the charity event recently hosted by Bill Gates and Warren Buffet because he ... benefited from favourable economic policies and China's working class helped them get rich. d. demonstrate their generosity to the rest of the world. 2 Zong Qinghou, who did not attend ...

  4. Sensitive areas may be no-growth zones

    Posted Jan 05th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... and Guangzhou would start preparing for an enormous increase in residents. The report quoted Chen Li, director of the commission's development and planning department, as saying the population development strategy would be 'total' for eastern China, 'partial' for the central regions, and 'selective' for the west. Mr Chen said China urgently needed ...

  5. Slums of the future

    Posted Sep 20th 2004, 12:00am by Alonzo Emery

    ... on the environment, transportation and urban housing. But to watch Dr Nie flash slides of sparkling housing developments in her well-honed Power Point presentation, one might think that urban poverty in China ... the main problem is, and where we should focus our efforts.' Like many other development scholars, Dr Nie says that solving China's urban problems begins in the countryside, rather than ...

  6. Bridging the divide

    Posted Apr 22nd 2011, 12:00am

    ... to focus on public health rather than continue to accept higher levels of air pollution for the sake of infrastructure development. Without proper consideration, we don't know if and how air ... Christine Loh The Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macau bridge is jinxed. The bridge is one of the government's key infrastructure projects costing over HK$80 billion and work was to begin last ...

  7. Greying populace a growing challenge

    Posted Apr 08th 2012, 12:00am

    ... develop the health-care industry and foster an ageing-friendly social environment,' Chen said. Professor Zhang Youqin, a specialist in ageing research at Xiamen University, told the South ... of the century, 80 per cent of older people will live. In China, the 2010 national census showed there were 119 million people- about 8.9 per cent of the population- aged 65 or over. Chen Chuanshu, ...

  8. The stay-behind generation: casualties of the booming economy in mainland cities

    Posted Jun 02nd 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... million children do not stop here, experts say. 'Enormous progress has been made,' said Unicef representative in China Yin Yin Nwe, especially in health, nutrition, sanitation, water ... to promote normal mental and physical development, was available to 95.2 per cent of the population in 2005, up from 45 per cent in the mid-1990s, the number of people who do not have access ...

  9. Chain on a little boy a potent symbol of an unjust system and two-tier society

    Posted Feb 28th 2010, 12:00am by Peter Simpson

    ... four-year-old sister only days earlier. It was also a snapshot of China's increasingly volatile two-tier society. With a mother too sick to look after the boy and his hard-working dad, Chen ... Co-operation and Development (OECD). The body unveiled a study this month that claims that unless far-reaching reform is implemented immediately, China's stability will be threatened ...

  10. Better conditions vowed for minorities

    Posted Mar 30th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... by half of the nation's poor. The programme sets goals to improve infrastructure and the environment, support the development of specialised economies, relieve poverty, create better welfare ... and the rest of China has been widening in recent years. The low development speed has been a big problem, which has been reflected in the emotional response of minority people.' China has said ...




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