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  1. Let mainland couples revive HK's birth rate

    Posted Aug 14th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Hong Kong's falling birth rate has a growing number of people worried- and rightly so. The fewer babies born, the more our population ages; and if the trend continues unabated, our ... to reverse their low birth rates. Our government is no less concerned- a senior official called last month for mainland-born children of Hong Kong parents to come here to improve our population ...

  2. Taiwanese share concerns

    Posted Apr 10th 2012, 12:00am

    ... commissioned by the South China Morning Post, also conducted last month. Taiwan has one of the lowest fertility rates in the world, with 1.16 children per woman, but still ranks one place behind Hong ...

  3. 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 ...

  4. Gulf gateways let visitors discover the Arab world

    Posted Dec 02nd 2009, 12:00am by Edward Peters

    ... Ed Peters International airports and the host of airlines that jet in and out 24 hours a day make the United Arab Emirates an ideal starting point for exploring the many other fascinating destinations in the Middle East. A few hours in the air can lead to ...

  5. Irishman delivers home truths as ratings belie HK slide

    Posted Jan 18th 2012, 12:00am

    ... this,' he said. 'We are pissing in the wind when we try to distil certain things from the time of a race.' Under discussion was the performance of the world's top-rated horse, ... corrected on that, but that's the way it seems)- rather than the rank they occupied. The strong influence on mile and sprint ratings that was Hong Kong does seem to have faded, and there looks ...

  6. Rising costs to hit China's FDI rate

    Posted Nov 17th 2011, 12:00am

    ... whether that meant the pace of yuan appreciation would slow. He attacked the United States for blaming China's trade surplus on a low exchange rate, which is 'a lie that has become truth ... rate was not the main factor behind the trade imbalance. The yuan's nominal appreciation against the dollar since the beginning of last year is 7.6 per cent. Yuan appreciation is one ...

  7. Journeys in the Dead Season

    Posted Aug 27th 2006, 12:00am by Charmaine Chan

    ... Charmaine Chan Journeys in the Dead Season by Spencer Jordan Pan Macmillan, HK$90 It wasn't only the winner of Richard & Judy's How to Get Published competition who benefited from a book deal. All five finalists were picked up by Pan Macmill ...

  8. Out Shopping

    Posted Mar 04th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Jing Zhang Go crazy The oversized rounded glasses (top; HK$1,445) by Elizabeth and James are great for a vintage look but our favourites are the kooky black hexagonal frames (above; HK$2,060). Elizabeth and James is available at Lane Crawford, IFC Mall, C ...

  9. Coming up short

    Posted Apr 03rd 2010, 12:00am by David Eimer

    ... will have overtaken China as the world's most populous country. While the fertility rate has been dropping to an all-time low on the mainland since the 1970s, a phenomenon that has been ...

  10. A blast from the repast

    Posted Jun 21st 2012, 12:00am

    ... Janice Leung foodandwine@scmp.com As the first and last European colony in China, Macau has had more than 400 years to develop its unique culinary culture. It's a tradition that extends way beyond the spots familiar to the casual visitor. Even Macau ...




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