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  1. A poor state of affairs

    Posted Oct 26th 2004, 12:00am by Frank Ching

    ... put more emphasis on the poor by forming a Poverty Commission, including non-governmental organisations, businesses, professionals and academics to provide input on policies and programmes. ... Frank Ching It is ironic that, only days after the Hong Kong Council of Social Service reported that poverty had shot up in recent years- with one in four children now living below ...

  2. Confined by society

    Posted Nov 19th 2011, 12:00am

    ... of children in poverty, and delay is inexcusable. At the same time, action is required to establish a children's commission, in line with the Legislative Council's unanimous vote in 2007, ... poverty and child abuse and neglect, and a commission to represent children on these issues is long overdue. A children's commission, such as exists in Australia, Canada, England and New ...

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    Lisa Genasci: The fund adviser with a drive to help alleviate poverty in Asia

    Posted Oct 09th 2012, 12:00am by Josephine Bond

    ... alleviate poverty in Asia, with an emphasis on children's programmes in the region and the environment in Hong Kong and the mainland. In the past six years, US$7 million has been put ...

  4. Time for child commission well overdue in Asia's most caring city

    Posted Dec 04th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... this week of a revival of interest in the setting up of a child commission in Hong Kong. Such a body is long overdue and would be a great credit to the government if it could give the utmost priority to its establishment without delay. I cannot think of a single reason why Hong Kong should not have a child commission and every reason why Hong Kong must have one. More than 16 years have ...

  5. Criminal commission

    Posted Feb 12th 2011, 12:00am by Albert Chen, Albert Cheng

    ... group' as it charged 1,700 yuan per head. But after they reaped big profits on top of outsourcing charges and commissions, there was not much left for the Hong Kong agent. Even worse, some local tour companies reportedly pay to 'buy' tour groups from their mainland agents, aiming to make money from shop commissions. Some of them even own or operate retail shops selling ...

  6. Leung's policies

    Posted Mar 26th 2012, 12:00am

    ... with insufficient number of students will be allowed to operate small classes. Social welfare Reinstate the Commission on Poverty to study measures to alleviate poverty; and Double the monthly allowance ...

  7. Do more to protect children, groups say

    Posted Apr 15th 2009, 12:00am by Martin Wong

    ... Martin Wong Concern groups have criticised the government for failing to set up an independent children's commission and ignoring an earlier rebuke on the issue from the United ... Committee on Children's Rights, was surprised that the outline mentioned nothing about a children's commission. 'We have been fighting for its establishment for a long time ...

  8. We must not tolerate this level of poverty

    Posted May 17th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... handouts and measures to alleviate poverty, we need to do more to help bring people up. Based on 24 indicators, the figures from the financial secretary's office put the number of people ... but using different criteria, they have previously shown poverty to be substantially worse. Whatever the real level, it is obvious that far too many people can't keep up with our economic ...

  9. Does Hong Kong need a child commission?

    Posted Apr 26th 2006, 12:00am by Kevin Kung

    ... under the age of 18 live in the city. There are many issues related to children, including medical care, education, social welfare and safety. We need a child commission to examine and study ... authorities to make a theoretical commitment of the UNCRC into a reality by putting children's needs at the heart of policy and practice. The role and power of a child commission for Hong Kong ...

  10. Crocodile tears over poverty

    Posted May 15th 2010, 12:00am by Stephen Vines

    ... Stephen Vines Here is a warning: this is a column about poverty in Hong Kong, a subject that supposedly interests many people but, in reality, is deemed to be boring. And, let's ... themselves and most certainly should not be turning to society for help. Shocking figures were revealed this week showing that one in nine Hong Kong people are living in poverty, a rising trend ...




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