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Hong Kong Births Sink to Lowest in 56 years – SCMP

Experts warn of wide-reaching implications for city’s ageing population, as the trend may result in shrinking enrolment at every level of education as well as the workforce

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Hong Kong's government is under pressure to cut costs to relieve its soaring deficit. Photo: Reuters.

The number of births in Hong Kong hit a record low last year, falling below 40,000 for the first time in more than five decades, the South China Morning Post reported.

Experts have warned of wide-reaching implications for the city’s ageing population, adding that the trend would result in shrinking enrolment at every level of education, and eventually affecting the supply of workforces in the future.

Read the full report: South China Morning Post.




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Sean O'Meara

Sean O'Meara is an Editor at Asia Financial. He has been a newspaper man for more than 30 years, working at local, regional and national titles in the UK as a writer, sub-editor, page designer and print editor. A football, cricket and rugby fan, he has a particular interest in sports finance.


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