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  1. Ending one-child policy won't solve Guangdong's problems

    Posted Jul 13th 2011, 12:00am

    ... needed to maintain the population in the absence of immigration. This decline in the fertility rate is usually blamed on the central government's one-child policy, which threatens couples ... they have the lowest fertility rates in the entire world, averaging just 1.1 children per woman last year, according to the CIA World Factbook. That's below even Guangdong's limp fertility ...

  2. Ageing Hong Kong is coming up short

    Posted Oct 31st 2011, 12:00am

    ... and London. Four years on, Hong Kong's population stands at 7.1 million and the city is struggling to cope with both an ageing population and low fertility rate. University of Hong Kong ... by 2030. Hong Kong's fertility rate is among the lowest in the world, dropping to a historic low of 0.9 births per woman in 2003. Despite a rebound to 1.1 in 2010, it is still far below ...

  3. 7 billion and counting

    Posted Oct 31st 2011, 12:00am

    ... and one-fifth of the level in 1970. The figures also implied the total fertility rate- the average number of children a woman can expect to have in her lifetime- has further shrunk to 1.4 from 1.82 a decade ago, well below the level of about 2.1 that allows the population to replace itself. In 1970, when the government began looking into controlling population growth, the fertility rate ...

  4. Lai See

    Posted Jan 26th 2011, 12:00am by Howard Winn

    ... popular opposition. It should be called 'Donald's Folly'. A fertile topic of conversation The current interest surrounding Stanley Ho Hung-sun, his family and the allocation of his assets reminds us of the size of his family which, at one time, comprised four wives and 17 children. This puts him, or rather his wives, well above Macau's fertility rate, which averages ...

  5. Can Asia really fulfil its promise?

    Posted May 08th 2011, 12:00am

    ... or so as people retire later or they accept permanent migration. But fertility rates will have to change a lot, and soon, if ageing is not to outstrip ability to keep raising income levels through innovation and investment. Then there is mainland China. For the next decade, its high savings rate and improving educational standards may ensure that its worker productivity keep growing ...

  6. Europe doesn't need to grovel

    Posted Nov 13th 2011, 12:00am

    ... developed countries. Several EU members lead the developed world in numerous technologies, in environmental protection, in sustainable fertility rates, and in maintaining welfare systems which ... it became clear why Sarkozy spoke as he did and why few objected to his grovelling. They alternately flagellated themselves while expressing awe at everything Chinese, from its rate of growth ...

  7. Reality tests the ideal of openness

    Posted Sep 25th 2011, 12:00am

    ... care in private hospitals. There is, fortunately, no lack of locals who welcome new immigrants to increase Hong Kong's fertility rates, create more business for obstetricians ... Immigration is a double-edged sword. If managed properly, it relieves labour shortages, augments abysmal birth rates and infuses new energies to a society. But without long-term planning, a reasonably ...

  8. Filling the gap

    Posted Nov 21st 2011, 12:00am

    ... of the mainland's population policy, leading to the third of the three key numbers. In 1970, eight years before the introduction of the one-child policy, China's fertility rate was four births per ... few decades. The first of the three numbers is the annual growth rate of the mainland's population. Overall, China has 1.37 billion citizens, but that has only expanded by 74 million ...

  9. Labour pains of change

    Posted Mar 03rd 2011, 12:00am by Mark O'Neill

    ... relaxation of the policy in a document submitted to the central government. Their argument is that the rate of fertility has fallen to 1.8 children per couple, below the replacement rate of 2.1. ... that of Japan and become the highest in the world. Figures from the UN show that China's population will peak at 1.446 billion in 2030 and start a long-term decline. 'The negative growth rate ...

  10. Pain never fades for parents who lost children in collapsed schools

    Posted May 12th 2011, 12:00am

    ... in their prefabricated emergency housing. Wang Yongxing, deputy director of Beichuan's health bureau, said fertility experts blamed poor living conditions and intense pressure for the high miscarriage rate ...




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