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  1. 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 ...

  2. News - Hong Kong

    Old age allowance means test necessary, says Law

    Posted Oct 05th 2012, 05:43pm by Lai Ying-kit

    ... Lai Ying-kit The government should go ahead with its planned means test for a new old age allowance- despite opposition from political parties- a member of the taskforce on poverty said on Friday Dr Law Chi-kwong, a member of the Preparatory Task Force on the Commission on Poverty, said waiving the means test could cost the government an extra HK$5 billion a year, thereby ...

  3. Candidates slug it out over anti-poverty efforts

    Posted Jan 29th 2012, 12:00am

    ... of an anti-poverty commission- and accused Leung of failing to act on poverty in his years as a member of the Executive Council. But Tang ruled out facing off with Leung or pan-democrat candidate Albert Ho Chun-yan at a debate- for now. Tang cast doubt on Leung's motives for choosing now to accuse him of failing in his role as head of a commission on poverty between 2005 and 2007, during ...

  4. Comment - Letters

    Chief executive pledged to help poor

    Posted Jan 07th 2014, 03:03am by LETTERS

    ... work by the Commission on Poverty, the government published Hong Kong's first-ever official poverty line last September. The poverty line helps guide poverty alleviation work and provides ... SCMP Editorial Chief executive is committed to helping poor in Hong Kong I refer to Ella Choi's letter (" Government's priority must be poverty ", December 29), ...

  5. Warning on report in fight against poverty

    Posted May 14th 2007, 12:00am by Sherry Lee

    ... Sherry Lee Members of the Commission on Poverty fear that the soon-to-be-disbanded body is trying to minimise the number of measures to be adopted, after finding a draft report only focuses on a few courses of action to ease poverty. Commission members received an executive summary from the commission secretary last week showing that just a few such measures had been ...

  6. News - Hong Kong

    Pressure grows on Leung to reduce poverty

    Posted Jan 05th 2013, 06:46pm by JOLIE HO

    ... for the Betterment and Progress of Hong Kong chairman Tam Yiu-chung, who discussed the issue with him last week. The Commission on Poverty was revived in June last year and will soon define the city’s first ... Jolie Ho Pressure is mounting on Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying to make poverty alleviation the cornerstone of his maiden policy address this month as new research reveals the impact ...

  7. News - Hong Kong - POVERTY

    Half a million survive on less than HK$120 a day

    Posted Aug 02nd 2013, 12:00am by SHIRLEY ZHAO

    ... poverty lines to define those in poverty and those in severe poverty, so it can come up with policies tending to their different needs. But Law Chi-kwong, member of the Commission on Poverty, said ... shows. About 40 per cent are aged 65 or above, 12 per cent are children under the age of 18, and 10 per cent of them still live in severe poverty despite being employed, according to the survey ...

  8. Protesters seek help for the disadvantaged

    Posted Feb 11th 2008, 12:00am by Colleen Lee

    ... Organisation, the protest organiser. The welfare group called on the government to create more jobs for the grass roots and re-establish the disbanded Commission on Poverty and give it more concrete ... to demand more measures to alleviate poverty. 'The [current] inflation rate is extremely high and poor people are striving hard to make ends meet. But we've just heard [rumours] ...

  9. News - Hong Kong - POLICY

    Set clear goals in fight against poverty: think tank

    Posted Jan 25th 2013, 12:00am by Tony Cheung

    ... have measures to help them raise productivity? These are things we felt were absent or relatively vague." Li suggested that the Commission on Poverty could set measurable goals to improve ... 'Set concrete goals in fight against poverty' Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying's anti-poverty blueprint lacks detailed targets, making it difficult for the public to scrutinise its ...

  10. News - Hong Kong - SOCIETY

    'Working poor' problem will plague Hong Kong for decades, professor warns

    Posted Nov 19th 2014, 03:35am by Jennifer Ngo

    ... chairman Dr Law Chi-kwong said the issue of the working poor would be a main task for the government's Commission on Poverty. A team would be formed to deal with it, Law said, ... as individuals, the commission has identified working poor families, which will get priority in government efforts to ease poverty. These households have three or more members but the median household ...




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