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  1. When crime hits below the poverty line

    Posted Mar 30th 2007, 12:00am by Stephen Vines

    ... payments, which are declared to be totally adequate by well-heeled bureaucrats. In all likelihood, his assailant is also somewhere close to the bottom of the poverty line, because robbing old men ... in search of a few dollars to keep him from sinking into unbearable poverty. No doubt the self-righteous opponents of welfare assistance will proudly proclaim that this is what self-reliance is all ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/586968/when-crime-hits-below-poverty-line
  2. Boom times mask a growing wealth divide

    Posted Oct 08th 2007, 12:00am by Petti Fong

    ... Council for Families, says the number used to be one in five, but today just over quarter of children in the region live below the poverty line. 'By any standard, that's unacceptable. ... over issues like poverty and homelessness and transport. House values rise, but the numbers of people who can't afford homes have also gone up. Roads are promised for cars to meet ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/610720/boom-times-mask-growing-wealth-divide
  3. Details emerge of dual initiatives on poverty

    Posted Aug 14th 2007, 12:00am by Ting Shi

    ... less than the local minimum living standard will be incorporated in the subsidy system by the end of this year. The national poverty line was previously set at an annual per capita income ... Ting Shi In an initiative to reduce poverty and inequality, the central government released two detailed documents yesterday on setting up a system to guarantee minimum living standards ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/604178/details-emerge-dual-initiatives-poverty
  4. Children living in poverty also emotionally deprived: survey

    Posted Oct 17th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Joshua But Child welfare advocates have called for an all-encompassing approach to help poverty-stricken children after a study found nearly 80 per cent of them lack support from their families or the emotional or social means to develop. The survey, conducted in late September, interviewed 421 children whose families live in poverty and measured their deprivation through nine ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/611875/children-living-poverty-also-emotionally-deprived-survey
  5. Rural areas still feeling pinch from poverty

    Posted Oct 18th 2007, 12:00am by Klaudia Lee

    ... the official poverty line of 683 yuan a year, while 35.5 million scraped by on 'very low income' of less than 958 yuan. Fan Xiaojian, head of State Council's Leading Group Office ... population live in absolute poverty or survive on a meagre income. The report, released to coincide with World Anti-Poverty Day, also revealed that 13.7 per cent of the rural population ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/612023/rural-areas-still-feeling-pinch-poverty
  6. Poverty Commission report just vague suggestions, members say

    Posted May 29th 2007, 12:00am by Sherry Lee

    ... development fund, a universal pension scheme and drawing an official poverty line. There also is no mention of suggestions for 15-year free education for all children, and an education subsidy ... Sherry Lee Poverty Commission members have criticised the commission's final report- which had been expected to give a blueprint for how Hong Kong reduces poverty in future. They say ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/594738/poverty-commission-report-just-vague-suggestions-members-say
  7. Hundreds in Hong Kong join global call for end to poverty

    Posted Oct 18th 2007, 12:00am by Colleen Lee, Martin Wong

    ... address.' The group called on the government to draw a poverty line at half the median household income to identify who needed help and to restore the Commission on Poverty, which was disbanded ... Colleen Lee and Martin Wong More than 500 people packed into a community hall in Sham Shui Po yesterday for the International Day for the Eradication of Poverty, while nearby 80 activists ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/612032/hundreds-hong-kong-join-global-call-end-poverty
  8. Poverty commission urges help for jobless

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

    ... of the population aged 15 to 59. Eighty-eight per cent of the recipients have been receiving welfare payments for more than a year. Mr Tang said members agreed there was no need to draw a poverty line ... Jimmy Cheung, Klaudia Lee and Joshua Butt A high-level panel set up to ease Hong Kong's worsening poverty yesterday completed its two-year study with a call for a 'one-stop ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/596885/poverty-commission-urges-help-jobless
  9. 1.33m live in poverty despite boom times

    Posted Sep 17th 2007, 12:00am by Colleen Lee

    ... Colleen Lee The number of people living in poverty exceeded 1.33 million last year, having doubled over the past 20 years despite the booming economy, a new survey shows. The Hong Kong ... population. According to its definition, a one-person household whose monthly income was equal to or lower than HK$4,023.50 was considered a low-income household last year. For two people, the line ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/608156/133m-live-poverty-despite-boom-times
  10. Tsang vows personal touch on poverty

    Posted Mar 04th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... enterprises aimed at alleviating poverty if he is re-elected chief executive. The policy will apply in districts where the unemployment rates are 2 percentage points higher than the city's ... Tsang made the comments during a Metro Finance radio programme when asked to elaborate on his election platform on alleviating poverty. He also promised to make sure social enterprises would ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/583730/tsang-vows-personal-touch-poverty

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