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  1. Sites deliver geographical data in accessible format

    Posted Dec 19th 2003, 12:00am by Vanapa Ongvises

    ... People can simply search for street and building names, addresses, places of interest such as shops and restaurants or property listings. Census statistics and photographs of scenic spots ... www.centamap.com. People can search for geographical information through a number of identifying choices including building name, address, street intersection and map co-ordinates. Government departments, ...

  2. HK?s next by-census planned for July

    Posted Jul 06th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... of the population. It also sought details on its geographical distribution.?Statistics compiled from the information collected in the by-census are vital to government planning and policy formulation, ... data on small geographical areas for local planning, and data on population sub-groups for the planning of government services for such groups,? he explained. Mr Fung said the Census ...

  3. News - Asia - MYANMAR

    Myanmar’s first census in decades bars name Rohingya

    Posted Mar 30th 2014, 05:19pm by Associated Press in Yangon

    ... Associated Press in Yangon The first census since 1983 in Myanmar has been criticised for discriminating against minorities and for excluding ethnic groups including the Rohingya Muslims from the western state of Rakhine Enumerators fanned out across Myanmar on Sunday for a census that has been widely criticised for stoking religious and ethnic tensions, after the government ...

  4. News - Asia - MYANMAR

    Myanmar's census at risk amid fresh unrest in ethnic powderkeg Rakhine

    Posted Mar 28th 2014, 10:29pm by GDN

    ... The Guardian in Sittwe Watchdogs warn first population count in 30 years could stoke violence and suggest scaling back questions on ethnicity amid Rohingya rift Crucial census at risk amid Myanmar unrest Myanmar's first census for 30 years is threatened before it has even started, as renewed unrest in the country's west threatens to send foreign aid workers fleeing, making ...

  5. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Seize opportunity for Legco reform

    Posted Jul 23rd 2014, 04:16am by SCMP Editorial

    ... elected seats are unevenly spread across five geographical constituencies. Since the threshold for securing a seat in a constituency is determined by the number of seats available, victory ... but they have a total electorate of just 232,500, a small fraction of the 3.5 million who can vote in geographical polls. The disproportionate representation across the professions is just as severe. ...

  6. News - Hong Kong - ECONOMY

    Year-on-year inflation in Hong Kong slowed slightly in June, government reports

    Posted Jul 21st 2014, 06:10pm by Phila Siu

    ... year-on-year in May, the Census and Statistics Department said. The slightly smaller increase was mainly due to a slowed rate of increase in private housing rent. The rise was led by 7.8 per cent price ...

  7. News - World

    Children who lose a parent more likely to die young, say Scandinavian researchers

    Posted Jul 23rd 2014, 10:57pm by NYT

    ... of a parent, a tragedy experienced by about 3 to 4 per cent of children in high-income countries, according to data from the US Census Bureau. So researchers from Aarhus University in Denmark, ...

  8. Business

    A bet on Hengqin zone's potential comes with risks

    Posted Jul 28th 2014, 04:26am by Ray Chan

    ... geographical advantage of proximity to Macau, where the growth in gambling business is slowing? Admittedly, a few Hong Kong tycoons have placed their bets by buying undeveloped land in Hengqin. ...

  9. Property - Hong Kong & China - RETAILING

    Retail vacancies in Hong Kong soaring, but rents dip only slightly

    Posted Jul 26th 2014, 01:38am by Yvonne Liu

    ... of falling retail sales. Census and Statistics Department data shows retail sales dropped 4.1 per cent year on year in May, the third consecutive month in which they fell. Luxury watch and jewellery ...

  10. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Business community must play active role in democratic development

    Posted Jul 28th 2014, 05:51pm by THOMAS YASUDA

    ... of the East. A telling personal exchange reveals the fatuity of that stereotyped dichotomy about core values that are universal and without geographic distinction. In the contentious period before ...




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