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  1. News - Hong Kong - POPULATION

    Mainland Chinese migrants since 1997 now make up 10pc of Hong Kong population

    Posted Mar 21st 2013, 12:00am by Stuart Lau

    ... lawmakers. "New arrivals on the strength of one-way permits are among the important sources of population growth in Hong Kong." The Immigration and Home Affairs departments collected ... hails from across border About 760,000 mainlanders have settled in Hong Kong through the one-way permit scheme since the handover in 1997, making up more than one in 10 residents. ...

  2. News - Hong Kong - SOCIETY

    Hole in Hong Kong's population figures revealed

    Posted Feb 01st 2013, 12:00am by Olga Wong

    ... TELL THE FULL STORY Pressure over Hong Kong's population policies increased yesterday after the government admitted it had no idea how many foreigners and mainlanders lived in the city. ... main rival in Asia- set out a road map for its population polices on Tuesday based on a huge rise in immigration. None of the Hong Kong government departments handling immigration ...

  3. News - Hong Kong - POPULATION POLICY

    New panel open to radical ideas to solve Hong Kong's population worries

    Posted Dec 10th 2012, 12:00am by Olga Wong

    ... of these people when they get old," Fang said. But she emphasised that babies born in Hong Kong to mainland parents should not be regarded as a source to replenish the ageing population ... thinking It was deemed good news when the government said in July women in Hong Kong lived longer than anywhere else in the world, with an average age of 86.7, surpassing their Japanese ...

  4. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Hong Kong's population policy must keep up with today's realities

    Posted Mar 30th 2013, 12:00am by Stephen Vines

    ... discussion about immigration policy anywhere in the world, yet recent events in Hong Kong confirm that the SAR can still punch above its weight when it comes to sheer idiocy and prejudice. ... to Hong Kong with no intention of permanent settlement and under rigid rules determining their conditions of stay, they had no right to alter them. However, these conditions can be altered ...

  5. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Hong Kong's monkey population increasingly harassing hikers and residents for food

    Posted Aug 03rd 2014, 05:49am by Jessie Lau

    ... Shek said. According to Dudgeon, the monkeys thrive because of both human feeding and Hong Kong's benign environment, but the population now exceeds what the forests are able to support. ... in the environment to sustain them, said Professor David Dudgeon, head of the University of Hong Kong's department of ecology and biodiversity. "If monkeys grow up knowing that people ...

  6. Business - Companies - ACQUISITIONS

    Bupa eyes Hong Kong's ageing population with purchase of Fortis unit Quality

    Posted Oct 16th 2013, 12:00am by Ray Chan

    ... HK's ageing population with deal Health-care provider Bupa's purchase of Hong Kong's largest private health-care chain, Quality HealthCare Medical Services, paves the way ... for HK$1.5 billion in 2010. Secretary for Food and Health Ko Wing-man said earlier this year that the proportion of elderly people in the Hong Kong population would rise to one in four by 2030, up ...

  7. News - Hong Kong - DEMOGRAPHICS

    Public asked for views on how to deal with Hong Kong's ageing population

    Posted Mar 12th 2013, 12:00am by Olga Wong

    ... said. Another member and population specialist at the University of Hong Kong, Professor Paul Yip Siu-fai, urged the government to "think out of the box". "I think social media ... as platforms for discussion. Hong Kong and Germany will see a third of their populations made up of people aged 65 or older by 2040 and the size of the workforce will shrink from more than half ...

  8. News - Hong Kong

    Germany maps out clear vision on ageing population as Hong Kong struggles

    Posted Mar 12th 2013, 12:00am by Olga Wong

    ... Olga Wong in Berlin olga.wong@scmp.com While Hong Kong struggles to come up with a solution to cope with an ageing population, Germany is mapping out a clear vision for the future Planning ... are causing a headache for Germany's policymakers- much as Hong Kong's ageing population is worrying its city's government. But while Hong Kong struggles to come up with a coherent ...

  9. Study 'overestimated' city's population growth

    Posted Mar 29th 2004, 12:00am by Chloe Lai

    ... Department should use the 2003 population as a base number rather than that of 2001. According to statistics released by the Census and Statistics Department, Hong Kong had a population of 6.8 million at the end of last year, representing an increase of only 0.4 per cent over 2002. The planning study said although Hong Kong's population growth rate would slow, it would still hit ...

  10. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Hong Kong needs a clearer view of population growth model

    Posted Feb 14th 2014, 09:06pm by Andrew Sheng

    ... Andrew Sheng Andrew Sheng says broad vision in ongoing consultation must lead to political decisions Hong Kong needs a clearer view of population growth model, and soon Hong Kong ... position of Hong Kong to its neighbours and competitors as a world city. The facts are illuminating. The city's population has grown very slowly and is ageing fast. With a population of over ...




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