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  1. Commission on Poverty seeks more support for children

    Posted Oct 10th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... REGINA LEUNG Updated at 6.38pm: The Task Force on Children and Youth under the Commission on Poverty said on Tuesday it wants to strengthen existing support services for child development in Hong Kong. It said this included a new proposal to set up a child development fund. The taskforce was set up by the government and held its first meeting in February 2005. Its aim is to reduce ...

    http://www.scmp.com/node/567030
  2. In need

    Posted May 08th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Should the Commission on Poverty be disbanded after its final report next month, or should it be given an extra two years to follow through on proposed measures, as members have suggested? Write to us. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/591941/need
  3. 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
  4. 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 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1059026/defining-poverty-line-hong-kong-just-first-step
  5. News - World - INTERNET

    US commission proposes access for loved ones to the dead's digital life

    Posted Jul 17th 2014, 11:31pm by AP

    ... to a person's Facebook, Yahoo, Gmail and other online accounts when they die. The Uniform Law Commission, whose members are appointed by state governments to help standardise state laws, on Wednesday ... posts. According to the Uniform Law Commission proposal, the personal representative of the deceased, such as the executor of a will, would get access to- but not control of- a person's ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1555902/us-commission-proposes-access-loved-ones-deads-digital-life
  6. 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. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1320690/sizing-poverty-hong-kong
  7. News - Hong Kong - PROFILE

    New head of anti-poverty campaign says Hongkongers must help themselves

    Posted Apr 07th 2014, 04:54am by Stuart Lau

    ... initiatives. Ki's latest act of public service is to oversee Bless Hong Kong, the government's poverty-alleviation campaign. Launched by the Commission on Poverty in February, the campaign ... such scepticism. "In fact, [the poverty commission] was chaired by Chief Secretary Carrie Lam Cheng Yuet-ngor," she says. "The chief executive didn't know a thing before [my ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1466513/new-head-government-anti-poverty-campaign-says-people-have-help
  8. Business - Economy - THE VIEW

    Cash subsidies go only so far in reducing poverty in Hong Kong

    Posted Jul 22nd 2014, 11:22am by Richard Wong

    ... Richard Wong The plight of the poor in Hong Kong needs to be addressed, but we must recognise that cash subsidies only go so far in alleviating the problem Poverty track Tackling poverty ... and enhance the capacity of the poor to become productive. Second is how to tackle the direct consequences of poverty. A poor person can only afford a low level of consumption. Giving him or her ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/economy/article/1557146/cash-subsidies-go-only-so-far-reducing-poverty
  9. Business - Banking & Finance - FINANCE

    Chinaleaks: Hong Kong anti-poverty duo 'failed to declare ties to tax haven'

    Posted Jan 23rd 2014, 12:01am by Tanna Chong

    ... Tanna Chong tanna.chong@scmp.com Leaked papers reveal tycoon and union leader, who sit on commission to help poor, have links to companies in secretive British Virgin Islands Anti-poverty duo failed to declare ties to tax haven Two members of the government's Commission on Poverty failed to declare ties to companies registered in the secretive tax haven of the British ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/banking-finance/article/1411334/tycoon-union-leader-failed-declare-ties-tax-haven-leaked
  10. Business - Money - LISTINGS

    Alibaba expected to receive US approval for IPO despite federal commission warnings

    Posted Jul 12th 2014, 12:52am by BLOOM

    ... Bloomberg Mainland internet retailer has met little resistance in Washington despite warnings from federal commission of 'major risks' posed to investors Alibaba expected to be approved for IPO Alibaba Group's proposal for what could be the largest initial stock offering in US history is sailing through Washington with few bumps. While a federal commission has warned ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/money/markets-investing/article/1552350/alibaba-expected-receive-us-approval-ipo-despite

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