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  1. Mainland mothers offer way out of population woes

    Posted Jan 23rd 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... The total fertility rate in Hong Kong has decreased significantly over the past 30 years, from 2.48 children per woman in 1976 to 0.97 in 2005. The number of births annually has fallen from 80,000 in the 1980s to less than 50,000. After excluding the 20,000 children born to mainland mothers in Hong Kong in 2005, the total fertility rate was only 0.7. This is the lowest rate in the world, and way ...

  2. Rating Rita

    Posted May 21st 2011, 12:00am

    ... is tackling them. Ng says popularity is Fan's biggest political advantage, which is a beautiful misunderstanding. All Legco presidents have high popularity ratings because the public respects ...

  3. Public rates fairness over prosperity

    Posted Dec 31st 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Chris Ip It was a year where a live televised debate was devoted to political reform, the minimum-wage bill inspired plenty of argument and Henderson Land had its offices raided by police on accusations of market manipulation. It seems fitting that lookin ...

  4. Tsang backed despite ratings drop

    Posted Nov 04th 2009, 12:00am by Ambrose Leung

    ... pollster said the chief executive had to be careful with his ratings, which were fast approaching a 'credibility crisis' level. It was the first time Tsang's popularity had fallen ... October 20 and 30, polled 1,005 respondents. Tsang's popularity rating fell 5.8 points from the 54.2 recorded earlier last month. Confidence in him dropped 10 percentage points to 35 per ...

  5. John Tsang's rating slips to record low after budget speech

    Posted Mar 11th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Albert Wong Financial Secretary John Tsang Chun-wah's support rating has reached a record low, following a budget that failed to live up to public expectations and subsequent comments ... a vote of no confidence, a 13 percentage point increase from a survey conducted on February 25, the day of the budget. University pollster Robert Chung Ting-yiu noted: 'His support rating ...

  6. The man who must serve two masters

    Posted Jun 25th 2007, 12:00am by Tom Plate

    ... made the chief executive look silly for appearing to set population-expansion goals for an already packed Hong Kong. But the low fertility rate and rising average age throughout the region ...

  7. Liberal Party sees popularity rating hit a historic low

    Posted Dec 03rd 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... found. In a telephone poll conducted by the University of Hong Kong's public opinion programme from Wednesday to Sunday, the pro-business party's support rating was 41 out of 100. ... with the Confederation of Trade Unions passing the Civic Party to rank second. The Association for Democracy and People's Livelihood came fourth. A total of 1,002 people were interviewed. The ratings had ...

  8. Chief's rating falls

    Posted Jun 11th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Eva Wu Donald Tsang Yam-kuen's popularity has plunged dramatically following the row over his new political team, taking his disapproval rating into record territory. Mr Tsang's disapproval rating jumped from 18 per cent to 24 per cent in the latest survey conducted by the University of Hong Kong last week- a record for his tenure as chief executive so far. Robert Chung ...

  9. Homebuyers ignore rate-rise warning

    Posted Mar 13th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... ride out interest rate rises, despite talk of a longer, deeper rate rise cycle than expected. HSBC Asia-Pacific chairman Vincent Cheng Hoi-chuen yesterday joined Hong Kong Monetary Authority chief executive William Ryback and Hong Kong Association of Banks chairman Peter Wong Tung-shun, who earlier said United States rate rises looked set to continue beyond levels predicted. Mr ...

  10. Officials blamed for lower Legco work rate

    Posted Jul 06th 2005, 12:00am by Ambrose Leung

    ... University political scientist Joseph Cheng Yu-shek said the rate at which officials introduced new bills was due to Tung Chee-hwa stepping down as chief executive, as well as a lack of consensus ... attendance rate for weekly Legco meetings, with 75 per cent. ...




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