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  1. Lack of water a major threat to development

    Posted Mar 30th 2010, 12:00am by Cary Huang

    ... government ministries responsible for urbanisation to address a media briefing on development plans yesterday. Zhang Qin, head of the Ministry of Urban-Rural Development's planning department, ... Cary Huang in Beijing A severe shortage of natural resources, especially water, on the mainland will hinder the central government's ambitious plan to speed up the urbanisation ...

  2. Urban growth must be balanced, study warns

    Posted Sep 17th 2004, 12:00am by Shi Jiangtao

    ... in the mainland's 660 cities. To deal with the exploding urban population, Professor Lian said city planners should change from the decade-old single-city-centre approach in urban planning ... such as traffic congestion and inefficient use of water resources. He said poor urban planning and misallocation of public resources created most of these problems. ...

  3. Agent of change takes the burden off urban areas

    Posted Dec 23rd 2003, 12:00am by Vanapa Ongvises

    ... the more congested urban areas to the New Territories. The process of developing formerly rural areas in the New Territories began in the early 1970s with the implementation of the government's 10-year public housing programme. Yeung Yue-man, director of the Hong Kong Institute of Asia-Pacific Studies at The Chinese University of Hong Kong, says that with the target of housing ...

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    Limits on China's migrant workers barrier to plan to lift their spending

    Posted Aug 21st 2012, 12:00am by Tom Holland

    ... future education and health costs. The same HKU study reckons migrants typically save 30 per cent of their income, while non-migrant urban households save just 25 per cent of theirs (see ... Planning Commission is right. Migrant workers really would boost consumption and economic growth if only they spent as freely as their urban neighbours. But inducing them to spend would mean ...

  5. Gender gap 'a critical national issue'

    Posted Dec 31st 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... has urged authorities to adapt their family planning policies to counter the trend. Ms Gu, also a vice-chairwoman of the National People's Congress, delivered the damning assessment ... areas, where there were 119.3 newborn boys for every 100 girls in 2000, compared with 113.2 in urban centres. According to the census report, parents who had sought approval for the birth ...

  6. Wen plans pilot medical insurance scheme to help urban residents

    Posted Jul 25th 2007, 12:00am by Josephine Ma

    ... Josephine Ma in Beijing Beijing now plans to spend three years to weave together a health insurance scheme for urban dwellers not included in the present medical insurance scheme for staff, Premier Wen Jiabao has said. The Urban Residents' Basic Medical Insurance Scheme will help fill a crucial gap in the mainland's social security system by providing insurance ...

  7. Up to 41 million mainland jobs lost, study says

    Posted Sep 09th 2009, 12:00am by Cary Huang

    ... according a study by a central government think tank. The number of lay-offs far exceeds the government's official estimates. In recent months there have been signs of economic recovery ... Security said that just 16.5 million people had lost their jobs due to the global crisis: nine million urban residents, three million college graduates and 4.5 million rural migrant workers. ...

  8. Pay gap for women workers is widening

    Posted Aug 11th 2003, 12:00am by Patsy Moy

    ... sectors. This was despite the fact that more women than men had gone to university since 1998. The taskforce plans to approach private companies to change their culture of male-dominance. Catherine Tang So-kum, a psychology professor who also carries out studies on gender inequality, said some women agreed to take lower pay, especially in male-dominated industries, simply to secure jobs. ...

  9. More mainlanders live in urban areas for first time

    Posted Dec 21st 2011, 12:00am

    ... Raymond Li Raymond.li@scmp.com More mainlanders are now living in urban areas than in the countryside, according to a report released by a government think tank this week. The Chinese ... in November last year, the report, Blue Book on Social Development: China's Social Situation, Analysis and Forecast for 2012, concludes that the urban population will exceed half the total ...

  10. Doctors' study challenges drug-test plan

    Posted Dec 09th 2009, 12:00am by Agnes Lam, Martin Wong

    ... psychiatrist Dr Cheung Wai-him. The paper cited a study in the US state of Michigan of 75,000 schoolchildren from 1998 to 2001 that indicated a testing programme was not associated with the prevalence ... they are safe.' 'The US launched a similar programme in 1995 and there are lots of studies showing doubts about its effectiveness, so why do we in Hong Kong have to waste money on it now?' Lam ...




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