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  1. News - China

    Smog smothers Beijing as backlash grows over decision to stage marathon despite pollution

    Posted Oct 20th 2014, 02:42pm

    ... a “hazardous” pollution level which poses a health risk to the entire population and means strenuous outdoor activity should be avoided. The highest reading released by the US embassy since the smog hit ...

  2. News - China - POVERTY

    More than 82 million in poverty in China: official

    Posted Oct 15th 2014, 02:16pm by AFP

    ... China’s poor would would rise to more than 200 million if “international standards” were applied. “The poverty-stricken population not only suffer from low income but also face various ...

  3. Comment - Letters

    Many Hongkongers unable to live in decent home

    Posted Oct 06th 2014, 03:49am by LETTERS

    ... of the world's population is projected to be living in urban areas, which may cause slums and unplanned settlements to swell. The current situation is already alarming, given the fact that 523 million people in Asia are living in slums. Each day, another 120,000 people are added to the populations of Asian cities, requiring the construction of at least 20,000 new dwellings and supporting ...

  4. Sport - Soccer - SPANISH PRIMERA LIGA

    Lionel Messi two goals away from La Liga's all-time record

    Posted Oct 17th 2014, 11:21pm by AFP

    ... side have had an impressive start themselves. The entire population of the town could fit into the Camp Nou three times and still leave empty spaces, but Gaizka Garitano's side, ...

  5. News - China - REFORM

    Floating population place hopes in hukou reform

    Posted Nov 11th 2013, 05:15am by WU NAN

    ... Wu Nan nan.wu@scmp.com People bemoan the restrictions of the residency system but change hinges on resources of cities Floating population place hopes in hukou reform After living ... the demand from the increased number of urban residents. Growing city populations also lead to a bigger demand for more resources for housing, jobs and education." Sun recalls the difficulty she ...

  6. News - Hong Kong - SOCIETY

    Public consultation on ageing population slammed by experts

    Posted Oct 25th 2013, 03:26am by Olga Wong, Ada Lee and Jennifer Ngo

    ... as it is launched Public quiz on ageing population slammed A proposed five-pronged approach to managing challenges arising from Hong Kong's ageing population came under fire yesterday for being too ... problems worsen in the future. Ideas include ways to tap into the inactive population such as housewives and retirees to encourage them to return to the workplace. But a veteran academic ...

  7. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    In population debate, growth for its own sake is no answer

    Posted Oct 28th 2013, 10:08pm by Peter Kammerer

    ... Peter Kammerer Peter Kammerer says our obsessive focus on the workforce in the population debate is an approach that ignores quality of life Growth control The government's latest consultation on population follows a familiar theme. Fertility rates are among the lowest in the world, we're fast ageing, the workforce is shrinking and unless there is lots of new- preferably ...

  8. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Hong Kong needs to make hard choices on population policy

    Posted Oct 26th 2013, 12:21am by SCMP Editorial

    ... SCMP Editorial Hard choices that will affect us all Not for the first time, the public has been asked to put on its thinking cap for a population policy. What sets the latest consultation ... as early as 2002. There has been no shortage of analyses and proposals since then. Leung Chun-ying is the third chief executive to broach the subject. Population is understandably a complex issue. ...

  9. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Ageing population debate heats up

    Posted Nov 01st 2013, 12:13am by Bernard Chan

    ... Bernard Chan Bernard Chan says consultationcalls for thoughtful debate, not cynicism Hard choices will have to be made as population ages The government launched its public engagement exercise on population policy last week. Critics or sceptics who see a hidden agenda, like pushing importation of cheap overseas labour, should study the consultation document, "Thoughts ...

  10. News - Hong Kong - ON SECOND THOUGHT

    Missing links in government's population policy consultation paper

    Posted Nov 01st 2013, 04:29am by Elizabeth Wong

    ... Elizabeth Wong Chien Chi-lien Unanswered questions- and a few opportunities- in consultation paper Missing links in population plan Economists might tell us the wealth of Hong Kong is built on four Ps: people, participation, productivity and poppycock. The long-awaited consultation paper of the steering committee on population policy is out at last. It was unveiled at a media ...




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