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  1. News - Asia - POPULATION

    South Koreans could die out by 2750 if birth rates stay low (and Japanese won't be far behind)

    Posted Aug 26th 2014, 10:40pm by Julian Ryall

    ... after a report said South Koreans would disappear by 2750 if fertility rates did not increase. The study, carried out by the National Assembly Research Service in Seoul, pointed out that the fertility rate had declined to 1.19 children per South Korean woman during her lifetime, significantly below the rate required to keep the population stable at around 50 million people. A simulation ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1580936/falling-birth-rates-threaten-societies-throughout-east-asia-expert-says
  2. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    1 in 3 success rate for fertility herbs

    Posted Nov 15th 2013, 04:47am by Emily Tsang

    ... Emily Tsang emily.tsang@scmp.com Mum, dad and traditional Chinese medicine produce 50 babies, Baptist University reports 1 in 3 success rate for fertility herbs Fifty childless women who sought fertility treatment at Baptist University's traditional Chinese medicine clinics are said to have been able to conceive naturally after six months' treatment. They account ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1356120/1-3-success-rate-fertility-herbs
  3. News - Hong Kong

    Powerful family pressure on women to have children

    Posted Nov 20th 2012, 04:42pm by Stephen Quinn

    ... is the most important thing in their life, yet Hong Kong is one of five of Asia's most prosperous nations with the lowest fertility rates in the world. The others are Japan, Singapore, South Korea and Taiwan. Hong Kong's fertility rate is 1.1, well below the replacement rate of 2.1. The report was commissioned by Merck Serono company, a world leader in fertility treatment, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1086706/powerful-family-pressure-women-have-children
  4. News - China - HEALTH

    Smog crisis in China leads to increased research into effect of pollution on fertility

    Posted Dec 11th 2013, 09:36am by STEPHEN CHEN

    ... pollution affects fertility. The number of studies funded by the National Natural Science Foundation of China, the leading research institute, has tripled in the last five years. It has supported 68 ... policy would become redundant." The infertility rate among all Chinese of childbearing age rose to 12.5 per cent in 2010 from just 3 per cent two decades earlier, Xinhua reported recently. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1378103/china-boosts-research-effect-pollution-fertility-amid-smog-crisis
  5. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Barriers block way towards fertility subsidies: health chief

    Posted Oct 31st 2013, 04:24am by LO WEI

    ... Lo Wei wei.lo@scmp.com Health chief is candid about the obstacles, but invites public views on feasibility of the plan Barriers block way towards fertility subsidies The health secretary ... was not highly cost efficient. The success rates of in vitro fertilisation treatments were about 20 per cent for women under the age of 40, and much lower for those above 40 years old, Ko said. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1343915/barriers-block-way-towards-fertility-subsidies-health-chief
  6. News - Asia - MONGOLIA

    Mongolia's mines provide fertile ground for 'eco-Nazis'

    Posted Oct 11th 2013, 12:00am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Ulan Bator Environmental ultra-nationalist groups accuse foreign companies of making money at the expense of the Mongolian landscape Mines provide fertile ground ... yoke after decades of domination, creating fertile ground for a mix of communal land rights and nationalism that can turn into unashamed racism. "Here we want people with Mongolian hearts ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1328807/mongolias-mines-provide-fertile-ground-eco-nazis
  7. News - China - POPULATION

    Birth rate holds steady after one-child policy eased, but there won't be further easing

    Posted Jul 11th 2014, 04:36am by Zhuang Pinghui

    ... Zhuang Pinghui pinghui.zhuang@scmp.com A broader relaxation of the one-child policy would trigger a baby boom and introduce pressure on resources, family planners say Birth rate steady but easing rule any further unlikely The birth rate has remained stable following the mainland's easing of the one-child policy, a senior official in charge family planning has said. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1551461/birth-rate-holds-steady-after-one-child-policy-eased-there-wont-be
  8. News - Asia - JAPAN

    Japan birthrate drops 2.7 per cent in first half of year to fewer than 500,000 babies

    Posted Aug 26th 2014, 04:48pm

    ... in their lifetimes. Demographers say the fertility rate needs to reach 2.1 just to replace deaths and keep populations constant. The effects on economies, personal wealth and living standards are far reaching, with experts saying the low birth rate could halt economic growth, cause salaries to fall and put a drain on the economy as nations struggle to care for elderly populations. Additional ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1580811/japan-birthrate-drops-27-cent-first-half-year
  9. News - Asia - PHILIPPINES

    Baby Jennalyn becomes 100,000,000th Philippine citizen (and sleeps through celebrations)

    Posted Jul 27th 2014, 02:35pm by AFP

    ... services to the poorest families while also lowering the average number of children that fertile women would bear in their lifetimes. "We'd like to push the fertility rate down to two ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1560429/one-hundred-million-philippines-welcomes-birth-100-millionth-citizen
  10. Comment - Insight & Opinion - MY TAKE

    China's excess men and the fear of cults

    Posted Aug 18th 2014, 04:30am by Debasish Roy Chowdhury

    ... into disruptive group action. This has been the case in some of China's most violent phases, when female infanticide and high fertility rates created similar situations. In the past, when ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1575673/divine-intervention-beijing-style

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