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  1. Family carers can help meet challenge of ageing population

    Posted Nov 08th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Like the rest of the world, Hong Kong is facing the challenge of an ageing population. By 2036, 26.4 per cent of our population will be aged 65 or above. The concepts of 'ageing ... This policy and fiscal agenda reflects the government's good efforts to support family carers who are our greatest resource for long-term care as our population ages. But whether the government ...

  2. population control

    Posted Jun 18th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... policy should be abolished? 2. Do your parents or grandparents have a preference for boys over girls? 3. What measures should the government take to ease the population crisis? Weblinks ...

  3. Assistance for rural populations emphasised

    Posted Dec 29th 2008, 12:00am by Martin Zhou

    ... Martin Zhou Beijing stressed the need to supplement the incomes of the rural population during periods of economic turbulence as the annual strategy meeting for the coming year's ... of the global economic downturn on the 700 million-strong rural population and ensure stability in the country's vast rural areas, it concluded. The meeting, presided over by Vice-Premier Hui ...

  4. Population boom putting pressure on land resources

    Posted Aug 29th 2008, 12:00am by Fox Yi Hu

    ... Fox Yi Hu Number of residents seen growing 4.6pc a year to 2011 Already the most densely populated place on Earth, Macau faces the challenge of sustaining a rapidly rising population ... residents, according to the latest census data. The population is forecast to hit 705,000 in 2016 and 829,000 in 2031, according to the Statistics and Census Bureau. Economist and gaming analyst Zeng ...

  5. 10b yuan in farm aid to support rural population

    Posted Dec 12th 2008, 12:00am by Martin Zhou

    ... Statistics Bureau figures show. Most of them work in the export-reliant manufacturing sector, but an increasing share of the population is facing job insecurity as the economic crisis deepens. ... to create enough jobs to accommodate the migrant population,' he said. 'A real solution would be to build a social welfare and services industry.' Human resource Workers from rural ...

  6. City's declining birth rate a good indication of population stress

    Posted Oct 13th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... level', policy makers ought to examine the term's relevance. Even a first-time visitor can see that Hong Kong is one of the most densely populated places on Earth. Such density exacerbates almost every problem we face. In 1947 the population was 1.7 million. Owing to politics, survival economics and the Chinese predilection for big families, the population peaked last year at 6.9 ...

  7. Mainland population policy needs rethink

    Posted Mar 08th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... in the world's two most populous nations, China and India. The words of late leader Mao Zedong, that women hold up half of the sky, resonate on International Women's Day. But the mainland's controversial one-child policy threatens an unsustainable gender imbalance. Senior population planning officials have clashed during this week's annual session of the National People's ...

  8. Kidney clinic struggles to treat ageing population

    Posted Dec 02nd 2008, 12:00am by Mary Ann, Mary Ann Benitez

    ... of this and an ageing population, the foundation is building a third centre at a cost of HK$6 million at street level on Un Chau Street. It is seeking funding from Operation Santa Claus to buy three ...

  9. NDAs have nothing to do with population growth

    Posted May 06th 2008, 12:00am by Jake Van Der Kamp

    ... with Jake van der Kamp 'To ease pressure on developed areas and to meet the demand for land arising from population growth, we need to plan for NDAs [New Development Areas] without ... the pressure on urban areas of our booming population. It seems the Kuk has a different agenda. Cross your heart now and swear you were not hiding a Kuk script. I mean we already have eight ...

  10. Last fishing village threatened as young abandon ageing population

    Posted Feb 11th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Helen Wu The unique culture and traditions of Tai O- Hong Kong's last fishing village- are in danger of disappearing as its population ages and young people move away. The latest data from the Census and Statistics Department shows that more than half the village's population is elderly, raising the question whether there is enough manpower to implement a government ...




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