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  1. Our population is ageing

    Posted Feb 11th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... I am concerned about Hong Kong's ageing population. Young people will have to bear the burden of looking after the rising number of elderly people, while the shrinking workforce could ... in the workforce, the effects of an ageing population could be minimised. Winkie Chan, SKH Li Fook Hing Secondary School From the Editor Thank you for your letter, Winkie. It is right that you should ...

  2. Leadership wakes to grey storm of ageing population

    Posted Nov 02nd 2009, 12:00am by Cary Huang

    ... 'grey' populations in the world. To prepare for this demographic shift, the central government has begun a programme to research ways of identifying and coping with the needs of the aged. ... with a bulging senior population that must rely on fewer relatives in a dwindling workforce. According to the United Nations, a society is considered 'ageing' when one-tenth of its population ...

  3. HK's ageing population 'is a ticking time bomb'

    Posted Dec 15th 2009, 12:00am by Kate Watson

    ... Kate Watson As Hong Kong's population ages, people's worrying lack of retirement funds is akin to a ticking time bomb, according to financial services pundits. And to offset ... mature economies surveyed, where older age groups were considerably further along in terms of their retirement readiness. Hong Kong's population is rapidly becoming older. According ...

  4. Greying population a growing headache

    Posted Nov 26th 2009, 12:00am by Cary Huang

    ... system, particularly its pension scheme, in the face of a greying population, economists say. Ma Wenlong, a 97-year-old living in the serviced Futai Seniors' Apartments in Beijing's ... grandfather. By 2030, according to the ministry of labour and social security, 351 million mainlanders, or 23 per cent of the population, will be over 60. The elderly-dependency ratio- a measure ...

  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. Ageing population 'will strain pension system'

    Posted Jul 20th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... for Universal Retirement Protection warned that the elderly population was rising and Hong Kong's superannuation system would not be adequate to support people retiring in coming decades. 'The population of the elderly will increase from 11.7 per cent in 2003 to 27 per cent by 2033,' the alliance said. The growing ageing population would place a greater financial burden on families ...

  7. Ageing population threat to health insurance

    Posted Jul 12th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Vivien Cui China's rapidly ageing population threatens to cause a serious drain on the nation's public health system, which is already struggling to make ends meet, a senior ... illnesses. 'Also, the incidence of disease increases as people grow old. So although retired people make up a smaller percentage of the population, they rely much more on the health-care system ...

  8. Elderly population suffers effects of inadequate welfare

    Posted Jul 21st 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... one. It is now widely recognised that one of the greatest challenges the central government faces is how to improve the lot of the burgeoning elderly population. Figures released by the State Statistics Bureau this month have marked out China as one of the only developing countries in the world with an ageing population. But as things stand, the country's nascent health and welfare ...

  9. Flexibility key to workplace succession

    Posted Aug 06th 2009, 12:00am by Joseph Cheng

    ... where, in the past, citizens could retire at 60 and then enjoy their pensions provided by the state. In the past two decades or so, because of the ageing population and the government's ... 60s. In view of the global financial crisis, pension provision has become a controversial political issue. Ageing populations, low birth rates and the general improvement of health ...

  10. Employers urged to value older staff

    Posted Jun 10th 2006, 12:00am by Dennis Eng

    ... Dennis Eng Hong Kong employers need to change their view of older workers if the city is to weather the impact of a rapidly ageing population and shrinking workforce, human resources ... showed that by 2033, 24 per cent of the population would be older than 65 years, compared with about 10 per cent now. Those aged 55 and above would jump from 20 per cent to 38 per cent by 2033. ...




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