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  1. News - Hong Kong - POVERTY

    Universal pension? It's all up to the chief executive now

    Posted Aug 19th 2014, 04:18am by Jennifer Ngo

    ... from business and Beijing. The setback was followed by Beijing stalwart Chen Zuoer's attack on welfarism in Hong Kong in 1995 when he headed a mainland team scrutinising the city's budgets. Chen, who later became deputy director of the Hong Kong and Macau Affairs Office, compared the Patten administration's surge in welfare spending to a speeding Formula One racing car ...

  2. News - Hong Kong - POVERTY

    Give more elderly Hongkongers social security benefits to reduce poverty: study

    Posted Aug 19th 2014, 04:18am by VICTORIA ANN DUTHIE

    ... people, compared with the 50 per cent now covered. CSSA is a key government welfare scheme helping low-income groups. The expansion plan would cost an extra HK$5.3 billion on average per year. ...

  3. News - Hong Kong - POVERTY

    Big Issue founder John Bird says Hong Kong poor need welfare springboard

    Posted Jan 12th 2014, 05:01am by Lana Lam

    ... Lana Lam lana.lam@scmp.com UK magazine entrepreneur says welfare system that is springboard not safety net, with better education, can help city’s people escape poverty To help poor, fix ... calibrations." He voiced support for the establishment of a social welfare system as long as it did not create a dependent community. "Social security needs to be a springboard, not a concrete ...

  4. News - Hong Kong - POVERTY

    Reform of CSSA welfare payments urged to bring people out of poverty

    Posted Oct 07th 2013, 12:00am by Jennifer Ngo

    ... Jennifer Ngo jennifer.ngo@scmp.com Critics say CSSA system is outdated and offers those in poverty too little Welfare reform to ease poverty urged After setting Hong Kong's first ... is the last resort, so we don't want to negatively label it, but we need to remove the stigma surrounding it. Welfare should be a citizen right," said Stephen Fisher, director general ...

  5. News - Hong Kong - POVERTY

    700,000 slip through Hong Kong's welfare net

    Posted Oct 16th 2012, 12:00am by Jennifer Ngo

    ... Jennifer Ngo jennifer.ngo@scmp.com Welfare payments meant for neediest reach only 40 per cent of 1.15 million identified as living in poverty, exposing gaps in support system 700,000 OF CITY'S POOREST PEOPLE SLIP THROUGH NET About 700,000 people living in poverty in Hong Kong are slipping through the social welfare safety net. According to welfare department figures, ...

  6. News - Hong Kong - POVERTY

    Participants in SCMP poverty debate tell government to focus on education

    Posted Dec 14th 2013, 05:29am by Jennifer Ngo

    ... by the government to treat welfare as an entitlement rather than a handout. That was the message from panellists taking part in this year's final SCMP Redefining Hong Kong debate yesterday. Speakers said that a more entitlement-based approach to welfare, as well as a commitment, backed by resources, to boosting education, should form significant components of chief executive Leung ...

  7. News - Hong Kong - POVERTY

    Bad government policy worsens poverty, says ex-adviser Goodstadt

    Posted Sep 28th 2013, 12:00am by Jennifer Ngo

    ... that followed". The mentality that "no one deserved welfare" and a fear that welfare would drain the state dry had driven government welfare policies since the colonial era, Goodstadt said. While most advanced countries had in place by the 1950s five basic welfare programmes- workers' compensation, sickness and maternity benefits, old-age, invalidity and death support, family ...

  8. News - Hong Kong - POVERTY

    Poor Hong Kong parents going hungry to provide for their children, says Oxfam

    Posted Dec 16th 2013, 05:00am by Jennifer Ngo

    ... Welfare Department [which hands out CSSA payments]," said Wong Shek-hung, programme manager at Oxfam. She said a stigma was attached to claiming CSSA, which covers the unemployed as well ... exclude an assets test. Wong said the subsidy should be administered by the Labour Department and not the Social Welfare Department to further avoid negative labelling. Kalina Tsang Ka-wai, ...

  9. News - Hong Kong - POVERTY

    Hong Kong's poverty rate halved if housing subsidies are counted, study finds

    Posted Sep 02nd 2013, 12:00am by Jennifer Ngo

    ... Jennifer Ngo jennifer.ngo@scmp.com But welfare advocates say public housing should not be part of income calculations Poverty rate halved if flat subsidies are counted The number of poor ... but Fisher said it would not be a true reflection of poverty. Hong Kong will establish two poverty lines. The first will be set at half of median household income after taxes but before welfare ...

  10. News - Hong Kong - POVERTY

    Carrie Lam proposes one-stop agency to take stigma out of claiming benefits

    Posted Sep 30th 2013, 12:00am by Phila Siu, Jennifer Ngo

    ... by "neutral organisation". Social welfare-sector lawmaker Peter Cheung Kwok-che supported the idea, saying it would minimise stigmatisation and also increase efficiency as applicants ... particularly quality jobs to help the upward mobility of young people." Separately Wong Hung, a professor of social work and welfare at Chinese University, said poverty alleviation was more about ...




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