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  1. Fertile imagination

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

    ... will not help), couples can learn over a weekend to 'manage' their fertility, as well as get an introduction to touch-therapy techniques and 'hormonal wellness'. (The seminar ... 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, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/425928/fertile-imagination
  2. Breaking down female sexual taboos on the mainland

    Posted Aug 21st 2003, 12:00am by Nailene Chou

    ... that China is the only country where the female suicide rate exceeds the male rate by about 25 per cent. According to a World Health Organisation report in 1999, the suicide rate in China was 30.5 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/425436/breaking-down-female-sexual-taboos-mainland
  3. Couples often wait too long to have babies, says expert

    Posted Jul 03rd 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Many Hong Kong couples with fertility problems seek help only when they get to an age when bearing children is risky, unaware that this is a problem, says the Family Planning Association of Hong Kong. Grace Wong Ching-yin, who is in charge of the association's fertility service, said of 1,200 couples who approached them for help last year, about 20 per cent were aged 36 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/420471/couples-often-wait-too-long-have-babies-says-expert
  4. Hainan has worst gender ratio

    Posted Jul 03rd 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... higher earning potential. 'But the particularly high rates in the southern provinces might also be connected to the fact that they are wealthier than other regions,' Professor Guo said. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/420505/hainan-has-worst-gender-ratio
  5. The one-child policy is here to stay

    Posted Jul 12th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... years of negative population growth, authorities were growing concerned about the economic hub's ageing population. In a move to boost the birth rate, they recently announced that couples ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/421430/one-child-policy-here-stay
  6. Fertile breeding ground for free enterprise

    Posted Oct 29th 2003, 12:00am by Bill Savadove

    ... In the final part of a series on the economic miracle unfolding in Zhejiang province, Bill Savadove visits Beilun, the port district in Ningbo where state-run businesses are a thing of the past Few residents of Beilun remember the last state-owned company ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/432692/fertile-breeding-ground-free-enterprise
  7. 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 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/436050/expats-needed-plug-gap-population-forecasts
  8. Hereditary disease may lead to infertility

    Posted Sep 30th 2003, 12:00am by Patsy Moy

    ... the sperm's fertilising ability. 'The present finding not only provides better understanding of the cause for reduced female fertility in cystic fibrosis but also enables better management ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/429593/hereditary-disease-may-lead-infertility
  9. Liberalised Lebanon a hot spot for foreign investors

    Posted Nov 19th 2003, 12:00am by Richard Warren

    ... Richard Warren Lebanon's liberalised property market has encouraged an influx of overseas buyers and developers into the country. Singapore developer Low Keng Huat has set up a joint venture with Lebanese developer Construction and Trading Group to b ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/435198/liberalised-lebanon-hot-spot-foreign-investors
  10. In Baghdad

    Posted Aug 10th 2003, 12:00am by Alex Price

    ... In Baghdad by Paul McGeough Allen&Unwin $125 Paul McGeough and other foreign journalists who stayed - not necessarily willingly - for the duration of the Iraq war tried their best to report the truth amid bullets, bombs and massive propaganda campaign ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/424299/baghdad

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