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  1. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    China's one-child policy must be changed before it's too late

    Posted Mar 23rd 2013, 12:00am by ANDREW LEUNG

    ... before it's too late Grey days ahead Thanks to longer life expectancy and the one-child policy, for well over a decade China's fertility rate has remained below replacement levels. ... coverage even at the current relatively low rate are expected to increase from 3 per cent now to 10 per cent of gross domestic product by 2030, and to 15 per cent of GDP by 2050. A dwindling ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1197331/chinas-one-child-policy-must-be-changed-its-too-late
  2. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Information is key to wise population policy vision

    Posted Feb 08th 2013, 12:00am by SCMP Editorial

    ... SCMP Editorial Information key to policy vision Government inertia is never a good idea when it comes to population and planning. This has to be especially so for Hong Kong, where fertility rates are among the lowest in the world, society is ageing fast and the workforce is shrinking. But despite the necessity to have forward-looking policies in place to ensure smooth growth ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1145597/information-key-wise-population-policy-vision
  3. Business - Economy - THE VIEW

    Age of creativity looms

    Posted Nov 12th 2014, 06:29am by Richard Wong

    ... shift. For instance, Japan's fertility rate dropped below the replacement level in the 1960s and is now 1.3, which means each generation will shrink by 40 per cent. Hong Kong's fertility rate is even lower, at 1.2. Entrepreneurial capability depends on creativity and business acumen. Creativity declines with age, but business skills increase with experience in high-level ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/economy/article/1637662/age-creativity-looms
  4. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Modi broke taboo on women's rights in India; now action must follow

    Posted Nov 23rd 2014, 06:03am by SCMP Editorial

    ... this form of birth control when its fertility rate per woman has fallen from more than five 40 years ago to 2.4 now, close to the rate of 2.1 that keeps a population stable. Economic development ... employment and in the family, and in control over their own fertility through access to decent health care and discretionary contraception. Now that Modi has put aside taboos it is time for debate ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1646329/modi-broke-taboo-womens-rights-india-now-action-must-follow
  5. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    The explosive impact of falling birth rates

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

    ... shocked- to know that, over the past three decades, fertility rates have plummeted in many parts of the world, including China, Japan and even significant regions of India. These Asian giants have ... these trends and the demographic, political and economic consequences. Low fertility rates are by no means universal: high fertility persists in sub-Saharan Africa and in parts of the Middle East, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1284789/explosive-impact-falling-birth-rates
  6. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Migrants can help to fill the gaps in Asia's greying societies

    Posted Sep 09th 2014, 04:50am by SCMP Editorial

    ... SCMP Editorial Helping hand for greying societies The low fertility rates and fast-ageing populations of Asia's developed economies are barely noticeable to those living in them. ... and pensions and health care for the elderly. Hong Kong, with a fertility rate of about 1.0, is even worse off; unless attitudes to childbirth and immigration change, Hongkongers will die out in 25 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1588035/migrants-can-help-fill-gaps-asias-greying-societies
  7. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Hong Kong can lead East Asia in meeting ageing population challenge

    Posted Feb 24th 2013, 12:00am by Philip Bowring

    ... throughout East Asia? That applies as much to the mainland as anywhere: ending the one-child policy will make scant difference to the fertility rate because urbanisation will have a counterbalancing ... but experience elsewhere in Asia shows the government should be looking at countries which have led the way in returning to fertility rates close to replacement level. These are mostly found among ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1157189/hong-kong-can-lead-east-asia-meeting-ageing-population
  8. Business - Comment - MONITOR

    More immigration has not seen Singapore surpass Hong Kong

    Posted Feb 01st 2013, 12:00am by Tom Holland

    ... Singapore's fertility rate plunged after independence, falling below the minimum population replacement rate of 2.1 per woman in the late '70s. Not surprisingly, given the quality of its dating advice, the government-run SDU failed to reverse the trend. By last year, according to the CIA World Factbook, Singapore's fertility rate had fallen to just 0.78 children per woman, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/article/1140622/more-immigration-has-not-seen-singapore-surpass-hong-kong
  9. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Hong Kong's little bubble of self-importance

    Posted Oct 20th 2013, 06:31am by Philip Bowring

    ... Philip Bowring Philip Bowring says its handling of the Manila bus tragedy aftermath and the proposal on how to raise the fertility rate suggest Hong Kong is not learning lessons from ... two countries which have singularly failed to do much to raise fertility rates?  Despite money and massive propaganda, Singapore's fertility rate has risen only marginally, to 1.29. Even ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1335716/hong-kongs-little-bubble-self-importance
  10. News - Comment

    Hong Kong's little bubble of self-importance

    Posted Oct 18th 2013, 07:24pm by Philip Bowring

    ... Philip Bowring Philip Bowring says its handling of the Manila bus tragedy aftermath and the proposal for how to raise the fertility rate suggest Hong Kong is not learning lessons from ... which have singularly failed to do much to raise fertility rates? Despite money and massive propaganda, Singapore's fertility rate has risen only marginally, to 1.29. Even that rise may ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/article/1334635/hong-kongs-little-bubble-self-importance

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