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Chinese researcher's story reflects country's ageing problems

Zhao Yaohui has been working out of her office at Peking University's National School of Development for almost a decade, and it shows.

Thursday, 13 June, 2013, 11:15am

China's changing forces of labour

In the coming years, China's economic dominance will continue to increase, assuming there is sustained internal cohesion and a peaceful international environment. However, the nature of this growth is shifting, and the pace of change may be significantly faster than anticipated.

18 Mar 2013 - 1:41am 2 comments

Public asked for views on how to deal with Hong Kong's ageing population

The views of Hongkongers are to be sought on ways to tackle problems posed by the city's ageing population. The consultation may cover questions over imported labour and the role of mainland parents' babies.

12 Mar 2013 - 7:53am

New realities drive population policy, experts say

The decision to dissolve the National Population and Family Planning Commission demonstrates changing attitudes about population control after nearly a half of century of successful - if often brutal - efforts to control the mainland's birth rate, population experts said.

11 Mar 2013 - 6:06am

South Korean youth population to be halved by 2060

South Korea’s low birth rate means the size of its youth population – those aged between nine and 24 – will be slashed in half by 2060, a government report warned on Monday.

7 Jan 2013 - 1:41pm

Seven population trends that hold the key to good public policies

While governments and institutions grapple with economic uncertainty and volatility, an important factor is often overlooked: demography. Demographic trends can provide relative certainty in the near term to deal with debt, taxes, unemployment and entitlements, to name a few.

17 Dec 2012 - 3:49am

Robots are set to do more of China's dirtiest jobs

In China, there's no better time to be a robot. Pictures from this month's International Industry Fair in Shanghai show them duelling with light sabres, playing ping-pong and performing Chinese lion dances, fully costumed up. One shows a female humanoid robot in a white woollen coat shaking hands with a visitor.

18 Nov 2012 - 4:37am

Hong Kong needs to prepare for mainland Chinese children with right of abode

A government has to know the community it serves if it is to do its job properly. Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying's administration has a good idea of what is needed for citizens living within Hong Kong's borders, but has its work cut out when it comes to children born in our hospitals to mainland parents.

16 Oct 2012 - 7:37am 2 comments

Hong Kong women live the longest

Women in Hong Kong can expect to live longer than anyone else in the world after surpassing their Japanese counterparts for the first time.

Figures from last year's census, made available yesterday, put the average life expectancy for a Hong Kong woman at 86.7 years, up from 84.6 a decade ago.

27 Jul 2012 - 12:00am