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  1. Tackling poverty

    Posted Dec 30th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Chief Executive Tung Chee-hwa has promised to set up a commission to tackle poverty. The decision is a marked departure from his long-standing policy. Will such a commission really work? Write to us, share your views. ...

  2. Trickle-down effect: mere drops in ocean of poverty

    Posted Jun 30th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Colleen Lee colleen.lee@scmp.com Donald Tsang Yam-kuen's inability to tackle poverty and revamp the welfare system during his seven years as chief executive are the main reasons ... care over the past few years. As our chief executive, he should not have overlooked the income disparity problem.' In June 2007, Tsang's government also disbanded the Commission ...

  3. Body to tackle poverty is given go-ahead by Tung

    Posted Dec 29th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Staff Reporter Decision is a major departure from his long-standing policy A commission is to be set up to tackle poverty, Chief Executive Tung Chee-hwa said yesterday. Mr Tung said he endorsed public demand for a body to be formed to address poverty issues. 'I will actively consider and appoint representatives from outside the government [to the commission]. The commission ...

  4. 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 ...

  5. Focus on the poor

    Posted Jan 11th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... What is your advice to the commission which Chief Executive Tung Chee-hwa is expected to announce in his policy address as part of his government's fight against poverty? Share your views: write to us ...

  6. Henry Tang happy to grin and bear it- for now

    Posted Mar 08th 2005, 12:00am by Agnes Lam

    ... was at the meeting, was: 'The work of the Poverty Commission will continue, no matter what happens.' Mr Tam added: 'When responding to questions about recent speculation on Mr Tung's ... Agnes Lam It might not have been the best occasion to wear a happy face, but Henry Tang Ying-yen was positively beaming as he spoke in violence-prone Tin Shui Wai about how the Poverty ...

  7. Hong Kong can't afford a class war

    Posted Feb 05th 2005, 12:00am by Albert Chen, Albert Cheng

    ... framework for cultural and creative industries, while Financial Secretary Henry Tang Ying-yen will head a new commission to alleviate poverty. The first proposal does not appear to have any urgency. ... community at a crossroads. The uneven distribution of wealth is doomed to create social crisis and eventually bog down development. Before we can see any benefits from the poverty commission, it has ...

  8. No phoney promises on poverty

    Posted Apr 05th 2007, 12:00am by Michael Chugani

    ... on poverty policies. Perhaps not, Mr Tang, but some of them do have to get up at 4am to scavenge for HK$20. I have often wondered if people like Mr Tang, a tycoon in private life who spends a fortune ... powerhouse and to tackle poverty with innovative ideas. But which will come first? Will he concentrate first on making rich people richer, or give priority to those most in need of help? The tycoons ...

  9. Public Eye

    Posted Feb 01st 2012, 12:00am

    ... dismally as head of the Poverty Commission while he was chief secretary. Tang taunted that Leung had done nothing to champion the poor during his 10 years as Executive Council convenor. Leung fired ... the poor? How? By again throwing them one-off sweeteners? Did last year's HK$6,000 handout lift the poor out of poverty? We want solutions, not alms for the poor. But Tsang is clueless about ...

  10. Government is listening, but it must take the lead

    Posted Jan 02nd 2005, 12:00am by Chris Yeung

    ... areas are relieved, public attention will shift back to the issues and problems closer to the hearts of Hong Kong people. It may be unrealistic to expect that a high-level commission on poverty ... are living with the danger of epidemics and hunger, it seems ironic and surreal that the problem of poverty has drawn so much debate in our affluent city. It is not surprising that the organisers ...




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