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  1. Poverty commission urges help for jobless

    Posted Jun 15th 2007, 12:00am by Jimmy Cheung, Klaudia Lee

    ... shop' for job seekers and better co-ordination on existing services. The Commission on Poverty also suggested relaxing the asset limit for elderly people applying for welfare and setting up ... the children's development fund would be able to help youngsters with needs in a more focused way. Tik Chi-yuen, chairman of the commission's ad hoc group on the elderly in poverty, said ...

  2. More training programmes urged to help the jobless

    Posted May 22nd 2005, 12:00am by Mary Ann, Mary Ann Benitez

    ... Mary Ann Benitez The Poverty Commission has been urged to provide jobs and training programmes in the city's deprived areas. Commission member Nelson Chow Wing-sun, professor ... 'So I suggest to the Poverty Commission [that] instead of trying to argue whether we should define a new poverty line, the important thing is to find out why people are poor today and try ...

  3. Poverty panel full of hot air: lawmakers

    Posted Feb 16th 2006, 12:00am by Polly Hui

    ... Polly Hui The Poverty Commission is a talk shop that lacks goals and is withholding figures about the number of poor people in Hong Kong, lawmakers said yesterday. The criticism came ... he was worried the commission 'is nothing more than a talk shop'. 'So many families are suffering every day while the commission slowly does its research on poverty.' he ...

  4. Mainland acts to keep price increases in check

    Posted May 10th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... in unemployment and poverty. The commission hopes sweeping measures that would affect all provinces and industries can be avoided by empowering provincial price-control officials to take appropriate ... Commission website yesterday said the ceilings set included a 1 percentage-point increase in the monthly rate of consumer price inflation- or a 4 percentage-point rise in the annual rate. In either ...

  5. East-west wealth gap now a chasm

    Posted May 26th 2005, 12:00am by Cary Huang

    ... Cary Huang in Beijing 16pc of mainlanders are still living under the poverty line despite massive drive to increase affluence, forum told The income gap between the affluent east coast ... was 2.1 times that of those living in the west,' said Gao Guangsheng, deputy director of regional economics with the National Development and Reform Commission. 'The gap widened to 2.8 ...



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