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  1. Tsang is failing us, children say

    Posted Jan 02nd 2010, 12:00am by Elaine Yau

    ... their welfare. 'More than 340,000 children lived below the poverty line in 2008,' she says. 'Many children out there are living in wretched conditions, with insufficient food and no money ... to mouth The five districts with the highest numbers of children living under the 'poverty line' in 2008. The line equals half the median (HK$6,000) of per capita monthly household income ...

  2. Caring better than cash, fund says

    Posted Dec 06th 2010, 12:00am by Martin Wong

    ... to know our fund and join us to help the children,' Cheng said. Choi Yuen-wan, a co-founder of the fund, said about 1.28 million people in Hong Kong live below the poverty line, including ... assign mentors to each of the 13,500 children and it wanted to recruit more than 10,000 mentors. In need of help The estimated number of people in Hong Kong living below the poverty line: 1.28m ...

  3. 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 ...

  4. A few dollars can make a big difference

    Posted Nov 26th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Carmen. While it is true that some people do live below the poverty line in Hong Kong, their sad situation is nothing compared to that of millions of children in developing countries. ... Universal Children's Day is celebrated on November 20 every year. It is aimed at promoting children's well-being and raising awareness of children living in poverty. But, like ...

  5. Manila to get US$434m in aid from US agency

    Posted Aug 10th 2010, 12:00am by Raissa Robles

    ... directly to anti-poverty measures, including a 'conditional cash transfer' programme for 2.3 million families- or half the 4.6 million families living below the poverty line, Department ...

  6. A wage that's affordable, and affords a decent life

    Posted Apr 08th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... HK$6,864. This is below the Hong Kong Council of Social Service's poverty line for a single-income, two-person household. Such a rate would give 439,000 workers a pay rise; it would cost ... by many to hover around poverty levels. Several major labour unions have called for HK$33 an hour. The Hong Kong General Chamber of Commerce is talking about HK$24 or HK$25. One lawmaker ...

  7. education

    Posted Oct 19th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... are often used in experiments to predict human behaviour and some of them are put in a_____________________________________. 3 Many people live below the poverty line in Hong Kong, struggling ...

  8. Tourism and heritage do not have to be in conflict

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

    ... that tourists are predicted to bring this year, Siem Reap remains one of the poorest parts of Cambodia, with more than half of all families living below the poverty line. Four villages in 10 have ...

  9. Lai See

    Posted Mar 27th 2010, 12:00am by Luisa Tam

    ... economic structure. Relative poverty cannot be defined merely by drawing a poverty line. In Shanghai, the poverty line is set at 425 yuan per month. According to Shanghai Civil Affairs Bureau ... with Luisa Tam Wealth-poverty divide in two mainland cities There has been a great deal of talk about 'poverty Shanghai-style' versus 'Beijing-type wealth' ...

  10. Fund to match needy to those that can help

    Posted Oct 05th 2010, 12:00am by Amy Nip

    ... mentors, allocating them to the NGOs that need them. Choi said 1.28 million Hongkongers were estimated to live below the poverty line, including 200,000 children and teenagers, while in 13 per cent ... sector should be involved... But poverty is not a problem that can be dealt with by one Bill Gates or any individual. I would like to encourage participation of ordinary citizens.' ...




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