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  1. Shamshuipo visit in war on poverty

    Posted May 06th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Dikky Sinn Henry Tang leads commission to third poor district Financial Secretary Henry Tang Ying-yen yesterday led the Poverty Commission on a visit to Shamshuipo, its third trip ... in March. Mr Tang said the commission was 'taking multiple actions' to alleviate poverty. 'If there's anything we can do immediately, we will start doing it. But for other ...

  2. Hopes played down in poverty fight

    Posted Feb 12th 2005, 12:00am by Jimmy Cheung

    ... Jimmy Cheung A commission to combat poverty will achieve little because of fundamental differences among various sectors, Executive Councillor Bernard Chan says. 'The commission is chaired by the financial secretary. For whatever reasons, I am sure he will make sure that the commission must achieve something,' said Mr Chan, who is also chairman of the Hong Kong Council ...

  3. Talk-shop fear voiced on bid to fight poverty

    Posted Feb 17th 2005, 12:00am by Ambrose Leung, Klaudia Lee

    ... Klaudia Lee and Ambrose Leung Commission will exchange views rather than create solutions, predicts member A member of the Poverty Commission, which meets for the first time tomorrow, ... places and a paper compiled by the Commission on Youth on solving poverty across different generations. The papers point out that Hong Kong does not have an official poverty line. They also note ...

  4. Henry Tang to consider drawing poverty line

    Posted Jan 15th 2005, 12:00am by Polly Hui

    ... Polly Hui But the finance chief rejects calls for new commission to hold open meetings Financial Secretary Henry Tang Ying-yen yesterday pledged to consider setting up a poverty line, but rejected calls for meetings of a new poverty commission he heads to be open to the public. Mr Tang told a Legco finance subcommittee that the issue of a poverty line would be considered by the new ...

  5. Give us time, poverty panel tells its critics

    Posted Feb 24th 2005, 12:00am by Klaudia Lee

    ... Klaudia Lee We've only just started our work, says Henry Tang The financial secretary asked legislators and the public yesterday to give the newly formed Poverty Commission a chance ... the commission to give it more power and prevent it becoming just another talk shop. 'Many of you here are frontline staff,' he told a Legislative Council subcommittee studying poverty ...

  6. Panel won't draw the line on poverty

    Posted Feb 19th 2005, 12:00am by Klaudia Lee

    ... chairing the first Poverty Commission meeting. 'We have to identify who our service targets are.' Commission members would visit various districts to study the needs of communities. The first will be to Tin Shui Wai on March 7. Responding to calls from social groups that the commission be given direct powers to tackle poverty, Mr Tang said it was not meant to replace government ...

  7. Anger at $4.5m pay for poverty fighters

    Posted Apr 23rd 2005, 12:00am by Klaudia Lee

    ... Klaudia Lee Lawmakers say a government proposal to spend $4.58 million a year to create two directorate-grade posts for the Commission on Poverty would waste money that should be used ... to the commission and report to the Financial Secretary's Office. The proposal will be discussed by a Legco subcommittee studying ways to combat poverty next Thursday before going to the Finance ...

  8. Poverty think-tank appoints members

    Posted Jan 28th 2005, 12:00am by Gary Cheung

    ... poverty. The Commission on Poverty will be chaired by Financial Secretary Henry Tang Ying-yen, who said it would study and identify the needs of the poor and make policy recommendations to ease poverty and promote self-reliance. Speaking during the Legislative Council debate on the policy address yesterday, he said the commission would determine the roles of the government, the social ...

  9. Poverty to top Tung's policy priorities

    Posted Jan 10th 2005, 12:00am by Chris Yeung, Jimmy Cheung

    ... said. The cornerstone of this policy will be the setting up of a top-level commission on poverty to be headed by Financial Secretary Henry Tang Ying-yen. The commission will adopt ... squarely the worrying trend of income disparity. 'Views within the government about the idea of forming a poverty commission have been mixed. As Legco and welfare groups have taken ...

  10. Car-plate scheme to help fight poverty

    Posted May 30th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... of the Commission on Poverty, said: 'The personalised car number-plate scheme yields income every year, so it is suitable to be used in anti-poverty [schemes].' Concrete plans will be announced ... from certain. Fernando Cheung Chiu-hung, legislator for the social welfare sector and a Poverty Commission member, urged the government to draw up full-scale anti-poverty plans instead ...




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