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  1. Landmark hearing for forced abortion

    Posted Apr 21st 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... to abort Ms Jin's first and only unborn child in September 2000, to meet targets for reducing fertility rates. The couple also say the abortion left her infertile. The lawsuit is significant ...

  2. Fast action urged to upgrade the workforce

    Posted Apr 27th 2005, 12:00am by Dennis Eng

    ... Dennis Eng A warning was issued to the government yesterday that it must act quickly to improve Hong Kong's labour force. The number of retirees is expected to increase by a third to more than 1 million by 2015, placing a burden on welfare and health-care spending, academics say. The ageing population, and steadily declining fertility rates, meant working couples would have ...

  3. News - Asia - PHILIPPINES

    Baby Jennalyn becomes 100,000,000th Philippine citizen (and sleeps through celebrations)

    Posted Jul 27th 2014, 02:35pm by AFP

    ... services to the poorest families while also lowering the average number of children that fertile women would bear in their lifetimes. "We'd like to push the fertility rate down to two ...

  4. Comment - Insight & Opinion - MY TAKE

    China's excess men and the fear of cults

    Posted Aug 18th 2014, 04:30am by Debasish Roy Chowdhury

    ... into disruptive group action. This has been the case in some of China's most violent phases, when female infanticide and high fertility rates created similar situations. In the past, when ...

  5. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Time for Hong Kong to move on retirement plan

    Posted May 28th 2013, 12:00am

    ... social policy. But a fertility rate of 1.2, compared with the natural replacement rate of two, poses a bigger challenge than that for a low-tax economy with a narrow tax base that can no longer ... five-yearly study of the birth rate, which indicates the formation of families and implications for future care of the elderly. It involved more than 1,500 married or co-habiting women aged 15 to 49 ...

  6. News - Asia

    Google removes hate blog advising Singaporeans to harass Filipinos

    Posted Jun 20th 2014, 03:10pm by Agence France-Presse in Singapore

    ... when most Filipinos there worked as domestic helpers. Singaporeans make up just over 60 per cent of the 5.4 million population, with a low fertility rate forcing the government to rely heavily ...

  7. Ignorance of fertility problems costing HK

    Posted Nov 17th 2005, 12:00am by Barclay Crawford

    ... of the world- which could have a bearing on the fertility rate. 'This is going on across the world but Hong Kong has really become a model for the 21st century,' Mr Dychtwald said. 'If ... in fertility. But he said Hong Kong was better placed than other countries with low birth rates, such as Japan, because there was a ready supply of immigrants from China on the doorstep. ...

  8. Mainland mums push birth rate to highest in decade

    Posted Feb 04th 2007, 12:00am by Liz Heron, Quinton Chan

    ... Statistician Paul Yip Siu-fai, a senior lecturer at the University of Hong Kong, said the figures meant the city's fertility rate had increased from 0.966 children per woman in 2005- among the world's lowest- to 1.1 last year. 'The figure is surprisingly high. But this cannot change the fact that our population is ageing. The fertility rate is still far below the replacement level ...

  9. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Breathing new life into China's pension fund

    Posted Aug 21st 2013, 12:00am by ROBERT POZEN

    ... a fertility rate of 2.1 children per family to maintain a constant population size. Many Southeast Asian nations have fertility rates below 1.5 children per family- even without restrictions on family ... rates. To prudently increase investment returns, the social security fund should establish a balanced fund, in which half of the assets would be invested in a diversified portfolio ...

  10. News - China

    ‘Two-child policy’ town shows scope for reform

    Posted Mar 28th 2013, 02:35pm by AFP

    ... growth and a swelling elderly population that will require care, Li and others argue that China should worry more about boosting the number of births. Its estimated fertility rate of 1.5 children ... expensive as housing, education and other costs have spiralled. A fall in China’s fertility rate would be consistent with global trends as people grow wealthier and move to cities. “There is a very ...




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