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  1. Business - Commodities - ENERGY

    Populism adds to pressures on debt-laden Indian utilities

    Posted Mar 12th 2014, 01:26am by BLOOM

    ... Bloomberg in New Delhi Populism adds to pressures on debt-laden Indian utilities In India, sporadic power failures have hobbled Asia's third-largest economy for years. ... a grid collapsed because some states drew more than their quota. The country's supply-chain disaster is deepening with the dawn of electricity populism. Arvind Kejriwal in December rose from ...

  2. News - China - CRIME

    Guangdong is the top target in China's nationwide drug crackdown

    Posted Nov 20th 2014, 04:11am by He Huifeng, Mimi Lau

    ... He Huifeng and Mimi Lau Province is mainland's biggest market for illicit narcotics and has largest population of addicts Guangdong top target in national drug crackdown Guangdong's booming illicit drug trade and large population of addicts have made it a top target in a new nationwide police crackdown. Guangdong and Shandong provinces each have 10 cities among ...

  3. News - Hong Kong - Budget 2014-15

    New types of indirect tax must be explored as the population ages

    Posted Feb 27th 2014, 04:51am by Marcellus Wong Yui-keung

    ... Marcellus Wong Yui-keung An ageing population will put pressures on Hong Kong's long-term fiscal sustainability New types of indirect taxation must be explored In his budget, ... revenue and expenditure, and to avoid allowing expenditure to persistently grow faster. Looking ahead, with an ageing population, growth in the economy and government revenue will slow down while ...

  4. News - Hong Kong - MIGRATION

    Saskatoon's face has changed with the rise in city's Chinese population

    Posted Mar 02nd 2014, 05:33am by Lana Lam

    ... Named after a violet-coloured berry, hometown of legendary singer-songwriter Joni Mitchell and current home of Life of Pi author Yann Martel, Saskatoon is hoping to add a new string to its bow as the next hot spot for Chinese immigrants to Canada. ...

  5. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Modi broke taboo on women's rights in India; now action must follow

    Posted Nov 23rd 2014, 06:03am by SCMP Editorial

    ... guidelines for the ratio of hospital beds, doctors and nurses to its population. Sterilisation is the only form of contraception most Indian women know- more than 4.5 million a year undergo it. ... this form of birth control when its fertility rate per woman has fallen from more than five 40 years ago to 2.4 now, close to the rate of 2.1 that keeps a population stable. Economic development ...

  6. Comment - Blogs - HISTORY

    Vancouver’s first mayor and the modern myth of the Chinese vote

    Posted Nov 19th 2014, 10:39am by Ian Young

    ... to be wooed en masse, or won over by shared ethnicity – now seems to be a myth. For a start, Wong’s support was generally lower in areas where Chinese population was higher. Across the city, Chinese ethnicity sits at 29.7%, and Wong’s vote was 9.4%. But in Oakridge, with an ethnic Chinese population of 63.2 per cent (2006 census), Wong’s vote was below par at 8.6 per cent, according ...

  7. News - China - EARTHQUAKE

    Magnitude 6.3 earthquake strikes remote region of Sichuan province

    Posted Nov 22nd 2014, 06:01pm by AP in Beijing

    ... Associated Press in Beijing Quake hits Sichuan province on Saturday afternoon with one casualty reported so far, according to official media A strong earthquake struck a lightly populated ... on their cellphones. Kangding and the surrounding county have a population of 129,320 people, about 70 per cent of them Tibetan. Western China is regularly hit by earthquakes, and reports said Saturday’s quake ...

  8. News - World - NATURE

    Revival of wolf population stirs old German fears

    Posted Feb 19th 2014, 08:14pm by NYT

    ... down and disposed of. Now, however, wolves have made a comeback, growing over the last 20 years to a stable population of 35 packs, about 150 wolves in all. That has set off a furore over whether Germany is big enough for both people and wolves. They have made regular headlines, and been the subject of numerous news programmes. Critics maintain that Germany is too densely populated ...

  9. 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 is currently consulting the public on its population policy. The steering committee proposes that the policy should "develop and nurture a population that will continuously support and drive Hong ...

  10. Property - International - INVESTMENT

    Joint venture targets China's greying population

    Posted Feb 06th 2014, 11:40am by Sandy Li

    ... population China Ageing Development Foundation, a fund under the Ministry of Civil Affairs, has teamed up with investors in Hong Kong and Dubai for an aggressive plan to build 12 upmarket retirement and health resorts on the mainland and overseas to tap the country's rapidly greying population. "Population ageing in China is expected to lead to a burgeoning demand for aged-care ...




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