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  1. 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 ...

  2. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Poverty commission must make most vulnerable their priority

    Posted Oct 24th 2012, 12:00am by Stephen Fisher

    ... Stephen Fisher Stephen Fisher says Hong Kong must address the structural causes of poverty, and identifies five key groups that will require particular attention from the new Commission on Poverty Burden to ease The preparatory task force for a Commission on Poverty has been working since July on the terms of reference and composition of the revived commission. Oxfam Hong Kong hopes ...

  3. Comment - Letters

    Commission can fight poverty with long-term strategy

    Posted Aug 28th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Comprehensive policy needed to tackle poverty effectively Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying has decided to revive the Commission on Poverty which was scrapped in 2007. I completely agree with Oxfam Hong Kong, which has suggested that the commission should have a poverty line defined and rethink poverty reduction targets, as these are realistic ways to help the needy. Up till now, ...

  4. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Truth Commission needed to unearth facts of Tiananmen Square

    Posted Jun 02nd 2014, 08:14pm by C.K. Yeung

    ... C.K. Yeung C.K. Yeung says the people are entitled to know how many were killed, wounded or secretly jailed Time to set up a truth commission to unearth the facts of June 4, 1989 ... in human history. Nobody can deny that the Chinese Communist Party has lifted more than 200 million people out of poverty, turned China into the world's second-largest economy, sent satellites ...

  5. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Time for a Hong Kong children's commission

    Posted Oct 18th 2012, 12:00am by Greenville Cross

    ... involved in building the proposed 3,000 youth hostel units. Although some people have dismissed such moves as mere gesture politics, Leung's plan to revive the Commission on Poverty, so ... and Britain, has, like the poverty commission, been thwarted, which is a serious blot on Hong Kong's escutcheon. After all, the convention, which is the UN's most-signed treaty, recognises ...

  6. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    News of a children's commission will bring good cheer to Hong Kong

    Posted Dec 23rd 2013, 06:29pm by GRENVILLE CROSS

    ... Grenville Cross Grenville Cross says in a city with more than 281,000 children in poverty, the chief executive should announce in his policy address the set-up of a commission to advocate ... some members having jobs, with the number of poor households standing at 400,000. This year, the Commission on Poverty set the poverty line at half the median household income, before taxes ...

  7. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Defining poverty line for Hong Kong is just the first step

    Posted Oct 12th 2012, 12:00am by SCMP Editorial

    ... SCMP Editorial Poverty line is just the first step Leung Chun-ying appointed a task force to prepare for the revival of the Commission on Poverty even before he became chief executive. ... It was the flawed assumption that economic growth would benefit every level of society that led Leung's predecessor, Donald Tsang Yam-kuen, to scrap the poverty commission. Tsang has since admitted ...

  8. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Sizing up poverty in Hong Kong

    Posted Sep 30th 2013, 12:00am by Carrie Lam

    ... growth are shared by all A helping hand Publication of Hong Kong's first official poverty line at the Commission on Poverty summit on Saturday marked a significant step forward in poverty-alleviation work. As chairwoman of the commission, I am indebted to members for their hard work in the past 10 months. As the chief executive has said, the government has a duty to assist the poor. ...

  9. Comment - Letters

    Policy address has many measures to help children in poverty

    Posted Feb 05th 2014, 04:12am by LETTERS

    ... chief secretary for administration, chairperson, Commission on Poverty ... Wide-ranging package of measures to help children in poverty I refer to the letter from Ella Choi Wing-ue ("Tackle poverty to improve our children's lives", January 29). Ms ...

  10. Comment - Letters

    Letters Question, August 16

    Posted Aug 16th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Fresh initiatives. Do you agree with Oxfam Hong Kong that the Commission on Poverty, to be relaunched next month, must rethink Hong Kong's priorities on alleviating the plight of the poorest in society and define a poverty threshold?   ...




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