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  1. Poverty relief for ethnic minorities

    Posted Dec 23rd 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... in rural areas were living below the official poverty line, accounting for 54.3 per cent of the country's population of rural poor, he said. He added that the disposable income of urban ... Zhuang Pinghui Beijing has pledged to channel more poverty relief funds and favourable policies towards ethnic minorities. The move is an attempt to erase the yawning wealth gap between ...

  2. Walkers raise cash for war on poverty

    Posted Sep 03rd 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... at the Po Leung Kuk Jockey Club Tai Tong Holiday Camp in Yuen Long. It aims to raise HK$26 million to fight poverty. About 1,150 teams will participate in this year's Trailwalker, a major ... in registering for next year's Trailwalker. Team members must pass every checkpoint and cross the finish line together. They have to walk over more than 20 hills and mountains along the MacLehose ...

  3. 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 ...

  4. letters

    Posted Jul 03rd 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... The good and the bad about MTR I am writing in response to the article 'MTR line ready to roll' which appeared in Young Post. An extension to the Mass Transit Railway's Kwun Tong line will connect Yau Ma Tei with Whampoa Gardens in Hung Hom. There will be one stop in Ho Man Tin. The extension, expected to be completed in 2015, is good news for Hongkongers. ...

  5. Shipping lines fretting over ransom ban

    Posted Mar 01st 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... found them to be the quickest, safest and cheapest solution to the problem- that is the bottom line. 'Paying ransoms eases their humanitarian concerns and it's cheaper, too, than ... on by pirates. US Defence Secretary Dr Robert Gates has repeatedly expressed frustration that piracy had become 'a very attractive career' in the poverty-stricken, failed state of Somalia. ...

  6. Stand-up comedian fluffs his lines with propaganda chiefs

    Posted Aug 18th 2010, 12:00am by Priscilla Jiao

    ... was praised as 'devoted to moral and artistic qualities' by a staff member at the China Association of Poverty Alleviation and Development after he donated 100,000 yuan to the Gansu mudslide ...

  7. Connecting the pieces

    Posted Oct 27th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... to implement. It should be targeted at low-income families living below the internationally recognised poverty line of half the median household income, but not receiving public assistance. Let us look ... Christine Fang The establishment of the HK$10 billion Community Care Fund may be a benevolent act by the business tycoons and the government to address poverty. However, the test ...

  8. Young keen to explore new horizons

    Posted Jun 24th 2010, 12:00am by Victoria Burrows

    ... Victoria Burrows Gone is the stereotype of retirees taking in the views on deck before descending to their cabins for an afternoon nap. Today's cruise-goers are younger, with a yearning to explore new cultures when docked, and to enjoy more entertain ...

  9. Trade, not aid, is the best way out of poverty

    Posted Jun 29th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... pledges. And a good thing, too. Paradoxically, the prospect of declining aid revenues could be a boon for people trying to escape poverty in developing nations. Rather than pandering to foreign ... tariffs and regulations that hamper business. Aid offers no incentive to change these. Removing them would do more to alleviate poverty than any foreign assistance. Trade is the surest known route ...

  10. Multi-pronged approach to poverty, minister says

    Posted Dec 13th 2010, 12:00am by Elaine Yau

    ... Elaine Yau Secretary for Labour and Welfare Matthew Cheung Kin-chung said the government is taking a multi-pronged approach to tackling poverty. He was responding on ATV show Newsline ... poverty. He said he would give details in Legco on Thursday of a work incentive scheme to pay HK$600 a month to eligible job-seekers. ...




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