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  1. Population to expand most in New Territories

    Posted Dec 08th 2007, 12:00am by Martin Wong

    ... Martin Wong The New Territories and Kowloon will continue to be the main areas of population growth over the next decade while Sha Tin will remain the most populous district, according to the government's latest population-distribution projection. In its report 'Projections of Population Distribution, 2007-2016', the Planning Department estimates that the number of people living ...

  2. Africa's population bomb

    Posted Mar 15th 2007, 12:00am by Gwynne Dyer

    ... million. By 2050, just over four more decades, there will be 130 million Ugandans, and it will be the 12th biggest country in the world, with more people than Russia or Japan. Its population will have increased 18-fold in less than 90 years. Many people think that population growth is no longer a problem, and everybody somehow knows that it is politically incorrect to talk about it. ...

  3. Experts sound welfare alert over ageing population, wealth gap

    Posted Feb 23rd 2007, 12:00am by Jimmy Cheung

    ... Jimmy Cheung The government will face growing pressure to pay for more social and medical services due to an ageing population and a widening wealth gap, experts have warned. Whether ... Figures released by the government showed the median age of the population rose from 34 in 1996 to 39 last year. Chua Hoi-wai, of the Hong Kong Council of Social Service, warned that supporting ...

  4. Rethink needed on population policies

    Posted Mar 22nd 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... A key advisory group's call for the government to adopt more family-friendly policies to stimulate Hong Kong's lagging population growth is welcome. It also is a reminder of the need for bold initiatives. The support group on population policy for the Council for Sustainable Development has completed a draft report that includes a package of family measures. The report ...

  5. Focus on the needy, first population policy alliance urges

    Posted Nov 19th 2007, 12:00am by Sherry Lee

    ... Sherry Lee Hong Kong's first population policy concern group wants government planners to consider the disadvantaged when making population policy instead of concentrating only on economic matters. The Alliance Concerning Population Policies, set up last month by seven social groups, plans to stage news conferences and forums, and conduct studies to focus public attention ...

  6. HK's population 'unsustainable'

    Posted Mar 22nd 2007, 12:00am by Olga Wong

    ... Olga Wong Hong Kong's population will not be sustainable if the city continues to rely on immigrants without persuading families to have more children, an Italian expert has warned. ... said. 'The more rapid the decline in the fertility rate, the more rapid and intense the ageing of the population,' Professor Golini said. The University of Rome demographer was invited ...

  7. Consultation results not a random sample of the population, readers warned

    Posted Dec 18th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Fanny F. W. Fung Readers of the Council for Sustainable Development consultation results have been cautioned not to take the findings as a random sample survey of the general population. The director of the University of Hong Kong's Social Sciences Research Centre, John Bacon-Shone, who analysed the feedback for the council, said the study reflected responses of many people on air ...

  8. Census boss talks up hopes of boosting HK's population

    Posted Nov 10th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Ng Kang-chung Help for families, talent schemes seen lowering age profile If Hong Kong is to realise Chief Executive Donald Tsang Yam-kuen's vision of a population of 10 million, tax ... at home.' Encouraging talented young people to migrate to the city, where they might marry and have children, would reduce the population's average age, he said. 'We should not overlook ...

  9. Change of focus needed on population policies

    Posted Jan 24th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... a population target by that year of 1.36 billion. That is 60 million more than the landmark 1.3 billion reached two years ago. Population and family planning minister Zhang Weiqing stopped short yesterday of extending the one-child policy in order to meet the government's pledge to keep the population less than 1.45 billion by 2020. If this means the days of the one-child policy ...

  10. Population changes a challenge for planners

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

    ... The latest by-census figures show that Hong Kong has reached a crucial stage in its development, with a rapidly ageing population, marginal increase in the number of births, falling median ... that our city remains an attractive place in which to live and do business. Many of the problems highlighted by the 2006 population by-census are ones that we already know about. We have long been ...




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