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  1. 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 ...

  2. 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 ...

  3. 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 ...

  4. 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 ...

  5. Grains of truth

    Posted Jun 19th 2006, 12:00am by Peter Kammerer

    ... of grass during ploughing led to the exposure of fertile topsoil to the elements. A severe drought in the 1930s created a dust bowl and winds sent choking clouds of midwest US soil to Chicago ... by a severe drought, are advancing towards north-central regions including Beijing at a rate of 3,650 sq km a year. Deserts comprise about 18 per cent of the mainland's land area and desertified ...



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