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  1. Escalating industry on the move

    Posted Apr 18th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Rapid urbanisation drives increasing demand for advanced lifts and escalators in Asia ...

  2. Business - Money

    Asia's health care boom is here to stay

    Posted Jan 14th 2013, 12:00am by Carl Berrisford

    ... with the mainland. At present, the mainland spends only 5.1 per cent of its gross domestic product on health care (the global average is 9.4 per cent). Decades of one-child policy has had its effect. China ... be eligible for state-provided medical support. The scheme is part of a broader plan to promote urbanisation in the mainland, which in itself will drive up medical spending. Rural health services ...

  3. Sensitive areas may be no-growth zones

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

    ... to live and work in urban areas. 'That would be a challenge to any government on Earth,' said Wei Jinsheng, an urbanisation analyst at the China Population and Development Research ... Stephen Chen Population study calls for end to urbanisation in environmentally important regions Urbanisation will be halted in Tibet, Guizhou, Ningxia and Qinghai, where population ...

  4. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Fractious Asia risking conflict over resources

    Posted Apr 09th 2013, 12:00am by BRAHMA CHELLANEY

    ... an environmental crisis. Population growth, urbanisation and industrialisation are exacerbating resource-related stresses, with some cities experiencing severe water shortages, and degrading ... The intensifying competition over natural resources is shaping resource geopolitics, including the construction of oil and gas pipelines. China has managed to secure new hydrocarbon supplies through ...

  5. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Asia must heed warning of recent floods

    Posted Aug 31st 2012, 12:00am by CHANGYONG RHEE

    ... The answer is "all of the above". Asia is on the move, with economic growth attracting millions to its cities. Urbanisation is happening at an unprecedented scale and speed. Infrastructure ... It took Asia only 95 years. In fact, in China, the transition happened in just 60 years. But the biggest difference is not simply speed - it's how these cities have grown. ...

  6. In nomad's land

    Posted Oct 28th 2011, 12:00am

    ... for us to transport the beauty of Mongolia to the doorstep of Central,' says creative director Chee Au. At the China premiere of her first full collection (autumn-winter 2011) earlier ... built on a 'From China with Love' theme. 'The concept of our campaign this season is about Chinese pride,' says Au. 'It's a contradiction to those days when you ...

  7. Can Asia really fulfil its promise?

    Posted May 08th 2011, 12:00am

    ... 2030, by which time fertility may have picked up again. But, in any event, China is about to face what is known as the middle-income trap. Years of fast growth through urbanisation ... Philip Bowring Maybe this is not the Asian century after all. After 40 years of global outperformance, Asian success has become a given, with China now providing the leadership once shown ...

  8. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    No one nation, whether America or China, can rule Asia

    Posted Jun 11th 2013, 12:00am by SIMON TAY

    ... Simon Tay Simon Tay says more are seeing China, rather than the US, in that role While Asia won't be ruled, it is in need of leadership At their California summit, President Xi ... China. Addressing the fundamental issue of accommodating a rising China must wait for another occasion. Asian nations like the Philippines and Vietnam have welcomed the US rebalancing, given ...

  9. Standard Chartered sees continuation of Asia growth story

    Posted Sep 13th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... such as China with its huge population and expanding industrial revolution and urbanisation, the pace of growth was critical. Mr Sands said the bank would continue to grow in the mainland even though ...

  10. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Asia must lead a second green revolution

    Posted Sep 07th 2012, 12:00am by FREDERIC NEUMANN

    ... and 1970s, when new varieties of rice and the application of more modern farming techniques turned countries such as China, the Philippines and Thailand into large surplus producers while ... degradation that is now exposing the precarious state of farming in the region. Rapid urbanisation, the engine of Asia's race towards a more prosperous future, is reducing the availability ...




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