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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. Henry Tang's new job dents his ratings

    Posted Jul 18th 2007, 12:00am by Jimmy Cheung

    ... Jimmy Cheung Public confidence in Henry Tang Ying-yen has plunged since he gave up the job of finance chief to become chief secretary, the first survey of opinion towards the new ministerial team shows. Confidence in Mr Tang dropped 18 percentage points, ...

  10. Lawyers' group tops political ratings

    Posted May 19th 2004, 12:00am by Ambrose Leung, Gary Cheung

    ... the poll, said despite the result, individual politicians remained more popular than parties. Previous polls on legislators' popularity ratings found Ms Eu topped her Legco colleagues with 58 ... rate was the highest since the survey started in January 2000. The previous highest, recorded in May 2001, was just above 21 per cent. ...




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