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Steering Committee on Population Policy

New panel open to radical ideas to solve Hong Kong's population worries

Hongkongers are living longer, with women reaching an average of 86.7 years, putting pressure on the government to ensure quality of life for the elderly. Photo: AFP

It was deemed good news when the government said in July women in Hong Kong lived longer than anywhere else in the world, with an average age of 86.7, surpassing their Japanese counterparts for the first time. The figure for men is 80.5 years.

Monday, 10 December, 2012, 4:59am

Absence of Paul Chan and Gregory So diminishes population policy panel

Paul Chan Mo-po, Secretary for Development. Photo: K.Y. Cheng

The absence of two ministers from a panel that will advise on population issues has raised doubts about whether the administration will lend its full support to the policymaking process.

10 Dec 2012 - 4:59am

Common sense in Hong Kong's Clochemerle moment

A burning issue again one day?

We now understand why the Buildings Department has taken so long to deal with the outstanding celebrity illegal structures problem, which, let's not forget, includes our chief executive.

8 Nov 2012 - 2:22am