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HK needs a new population plan, says former Secretary of SB

出自香港新聞網 - 樹仁新傳系學生實習習作

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The growing number of babies born in Hong Kong to mainland parents becomes a serious problem now. Many of the local were dissatisfied because it would put a strain on local’s medical and educational services.

Peter Lai Hing-ling, former Secretary of Security Bureau, urged the next Chief Executive must face this problem and find a suitable solution to solve it. “The population policy is very important for a city because it may affected other policies,” he said.

“In the past, the government had not considered the long-term development of population policy. It just pays attention to the bed-space in the hospitals,” Lai said.

He said a good population policy should be to predict future trends in population numbers, characteristics and demographic structure by securing and nurturing a quality population, which supports and sustains Hong Kong's development.

“ As we see, the number of elderly in Hong Kong will be an upward trend in double after 10-20 years. This is the reason why the next CE should first improve the problem of an aging population,” he said.

Lai said the Steering Committee on Population Policy, chaired by the Chief Secretary for Administration ("CS") was set up in October 2007 to monitor and coordinate efforts on population policy, was not do enough. “As I remember, the committee issued a report in 2002 and did not issue a new one since 2002,” he said.

“It is so disappointed that the report did not mention any of long-term population plans. I hope the new government will focus on our population policy,” he said.

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