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  1. Business - Comment - MONITOR

    If demography is destiny, HK's home prices foretell an evil fate

    Posted Sep 07th 2012, 12:00am by Tom Holland

    ... Tom Holland The city's high land prices and property cartels must come to an end because only then can an expanding population raise productivity If demography is destiny, HK'shome prices foretell evil fate Demography, it is often said, is destiny. Demographic trends have certainly played a major role in driving Asia's economic growth over recent decades. ...

  2. Phew! Demography may not be destiny

    Posted Sep 12th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Tom Holland Demographics is destiny', as Auguste Comte is supposed to have said. Actually, I have to admit I'm not too sure about that quote. If Comte really did say it, then he was being uncharacteristically concise for a 19th century French ph ...

  3. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    The explosive impact of falling birth rates

    Posted Jul 18th 2013, 12:00am by MICHAEL TEITELBAUM, JAY WINTER

    ... low levels. Demography is too important a subject to be left to the demographers alone Our new book, The Global Spread of Fertility Decline: Population, Fear, and Uncertainty, analyses ... rates. The consequences of these changes are striking. One is that international migration has now become the primary driver of rapid changes in the demography of dozens of countries. While low ...

  4. News - China

    For China, Crimea lessons must be heeded

    Posted Mar 23rd 2014, 03:47am by Philip Bowring

    ... neighbouring ones, and used deportations of ethnic groups and settlement of Russians to dilute non-Russian nationalism. In the longer run, Russian ambitions are doomed by demography- Russian ... China's sheer size compared with its southern neighbours gives it enormous clout to impose its will. Yet, like for the Russians, demography, once the spur to expansion and colonisation, now works ...

  5. Mainland officials to attend data course

    Posted Apr 12th 2008, 12:00am by Mimi Lau

    ... Mimi Lau About 70 mainland officials from the National Bureau of Statistics will receive a week-long census data analysis training course at Hong Kong University of Science and Technology from next Monday. The training will internationalise data collection and analysis of China's Population and Labour Force Survey at the Centre for Demography and Sustainable Development ...

  6. Business - Economy

    Economists fear low birth rates in developed world will choke growth

    Posted May 12th 2014, 10:31pm by AP

    ... time. It was an unusual confluence of beneficial demographic shifts, and perhaps unrepeatable. "The developed world in the past 60 years has had the most benign demography in the history ... to expect a jump in growth. The best hope is an unexpected innovation leading to a burst of efficiency in the workplace. "Unless there is a technological miracle, demography alone points ...

  7. News - Hong Kong - EDUCATION

    Old boys relive their school days at exhibition

    Posted Mar 27th 2014, 03:51am by Jennifer Ngo

    ... the school's demography diverse, because that's the only way they can learn to appreciate each other." Chow said his father was an old boy who graduated in 1928, and together with his two ...

  8. China Vanke to invest in housing for elderly

    Posted Mar 09th 2011, 12:00am by Peggy Sito

    ... Peggy Sito China Vanke, the mainland's largest developer by market value, said it planned to invest in housing developments for the elderly in light of the country's ageing population. 'The investment potential of the market is huge,' ...

  9. At the Games

    Posted Nov 19th 2010, 12:00am by Alvin Sallay

    ... Alvin Sallay South Korean hip-hop girl band 2NE1's hit single I Don't Care is blaring on the radio of the golf buggy taking a group of lazy journalists the short distance from the media village to the main press centre. It is catchy and I try to ...

  10. Solving HK's age-old problem

    Posted May 22nd 2010, 12:00am by Luisa Tam

    ... Luisa Tam Hong Kong's rapidly ageing population has been a major concern for some years. According to Shalini Mahtani, founder of Community Business, a Hong Kong-based non-profit organisation specialising in corporate social responsibility, it is a m ...




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