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  1. News - Hong Kong - SOCIETY

    Poverty Commission set to define poverty line

    Posted Dec 10th 2012, 12:00am by Jennifer Ngo

    ... COMMISSION TO DEFINE POVERTY LINE A recognised poverty line for Hong Kong should emerge after the Commission on Poverty's inaugural meeting today, a member of the body said. "It's ... tackling the poverty line, the first meeting is expected to cover the basic ground rules with "nothing new, but all necessary", Fisher said. He hoped the commission would be able to make ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1101607/poverty-commission-set-define-poverty-line
  2. News - Hong Kong - MINIMUM WAGE

    No need to peg poverty line with minimum wage, says review commission

    Posted Sep 20th 2013, 12:00am by Phila Siu, Ernest Kao

    ... necessary' The commission responsible for reviewing the minimum wage will take into account the soon-to-be-announced official poverty line, but says there is no need to peg the two levels. That will mean the minimum wage, which went up from HK$28 to HK$30 in May, will not be deliberately adjusted as a way to get people out of poverty. Minimum Wage Commission chairman Jat Sew-tong said ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1313234/no-need-peg-poverty-line-minimum-wage-says-review-commission
  3. 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

    ... Victoria Ann Duthie victoria.duthie@scmp.com To reduce poverty among older people, new research suggests the most effective approach would be letting more into the existing system Expand ... But it would lower the poverty rate for Hong Kong's elderly to 19 per cent by 2041 from the current 23 per cent, said Professor Chou Kee-lee. Chou, head of the institute's Department of Asian ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1576264/expand-existing-social-security-reduce-old-age-poverty-study-says
  4. News - Hong Kong - POVERTY

    Commission on Poverty unveiled with call for concrete action

    Posted Nov 10th 2012, 12:00am by Jennifer Ngo

    ... and far-reaching policies are required if Hong Kong wants to battle poverty, members of the reinstated Commission on Poverty say. "The government needs to look further and wider, deal with the root ... doesn't need another financial report on how to use money just to minimise the effects of poverty," he said. The commission has four officials and 18 members from social welfare, business, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1078906/commission-poverty-unveiled-call-concrete-action
  5. News - Hong Kong - SOCIETY

    Businesses urged to join poverty commission

    Posted Dec 11th 2012, 12:00am by Colleen Lee

    ... Colleen Lee colleen.lee@scmp.com Commission’s first meeting calls for more involvement but fails to draw a poverty line Business urged to join poverty commission Members of the Commission on Poverty have called for business to be more involved in its work to, as one put it, help "teach people how to fish". The view was expressed at the commission's first meeting ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1102536/businesses-urged-join-poverty-commission
  6. News - Hong Kong - PUBLIC EYE

    Poverty commission rich in irony

    Posted Nov 14th 2012, 12:00am by Michael Chugani

    ... Michael Chugani So, you think the new poverty commission will finally rid Hong Kong of its shame- a society where tycoons blow millions on weddings while bent old women scavenge to survive? Stop dreaming. That's because Chief Secretary Carrie Lam Cheng Yuet-ngor is heading the commission. What does a bureaucrat know about poverty? She's highly paid, lives ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1081824/poverty-commission-rich-irony
  7. News - Hong Kong

    Poverty commission appointees named

    Posted Nov 09th 2012, 09:43pm by Jennifer Ngo

    ... Jennifer Ngo A tycoon, a former professional athlete and a veteran journalist are among those appointed to the reinstated Commission on Poverty, according to the list of member released by the government on Friday. The commission was reinstated to deal with the growing poverty problem in Hong Kong. Chief Secretary Carrie Lam Cheng Yuet-ngor, who will chair the commission, said ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1078890/poverty-commission-appointees-named
  8. News - Hong Kong

    Defining how much one needs is next step in poverty issue

    Posted Dec 11th 2012, 12:00am by Jennifer Ngo

    ... between the government and various NGOs and grassroots groups, said Commission on Poverty member Stephen Fisher, former director of the welfare department and current director-general of Oxfam ... Jennifer Ngo jennifer.ngo@scmp.com Commission will have tough job of deciding which standard caters best to the city's needs Open to debate: figuring out just how poor is poor Hong ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1102375/defining-how-much-one-needs-next-step-poverty-issue
  9. News - Hong Kong - PRIVACY

    Hong Kong commerce minister Greg So hits out at Privacy Commission report on cold calling

    Posted Aug 22nd 2014, 04:00am by Ernest Kao

    ... Ernest Kao ernest.kao@scmp.com Commerce minister tells privacy commissioner it should have consulted bureau before releasing report, and questions credibility of the study Dispute erupts over cold calling The privacy commissioner and the commerce minister ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1578742/hong-kong-commerce-minister-greg-so-hits-out-privacy-commission
  10. News - Hong Kong - MEDIA

    Facebook is Hong Kong's top digital platform in survey commissioned by company

    Posted Aug 22nd 2014, 04:00am by Lana Lam

    ... Lana Lam lana.lam@scmp.com Facebook poll finds it is HK's top digital platform Facebook outranks popular messaging applications WhatsApp and WeChat as the most favoured digital platform in Hong Kong, according to a survey commissioned by the social network. The survey, conducted by market researchers TNS in January, found that 91 per cent of 1,068 respondents said ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1578755/facebook-citys-top-digital-platform-survey-commissioned-company

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