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  1. News - Hong Kong - POVERTY

    200,000 households trapped below energy poverty line

    Posted Dec 21st 2012, 12:00am by Johnny Tam

    ... of his monthly income. Campaign group World Green Organisation said Yip was only one of many Hongkongers living "under the energy poverty line"- an international standard defined ... the Census and Statistics Department's 2011 census, the group estimated that over 210,000 households were living under the energy poverty line, on a monthly income of less than HK$4,000. Yu said ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1109318/200000-households-trapped-below-energy-poverty-line
  2. News - Hong Kong - SOCIETY

    Poverty Commission set to define poverty line

    Posted Dec 10th 2012, 12:00am by Jennifer Ngo

    ... COMMISSION TO DEFINE POVERTY LINE A recognised poverty line for Hong Kong should emerge after the Commission on Poverty's inaugural meeting today, a member of the body said. "It's ... tackling the poverty line, the first meeting is expected to cover the basic ground rules with "nothing new, but all necessary", Fisher said. He hoped the commission would be able to make ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1101607/poverty-commission-set-define-poverty-line
  3. 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. ... the handover. The group says the city will define a poverty line that will help shape policy for recognising and alleviating the plight of low earners and welfare recipients. Officials now acknowledge ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1059026/defining-poverty-line-hong-kong-just-first-step
  4. News - Hong Kong

    Hong Kong's new poverty line wins wary support

    Posted Dec 11th 2012, 12:00am by Jennifer Ngo

    ... a line under poverty After years of pleading and advocacy from grass-roots voices, Hong Kong is about to have its first official poverty line, decided by a panel of experts at the newly ... and the increasing impossibility of climbing up the social ladder have made Hong Kong a tougher and colder concrete jungle for its poorest citizens. The launch of an official poverty line, expected to be set ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1102376/hong-kongs-new-poverty-line-just-first-step
  5. News - Hong Kong - LIVING STANDARDS

    Poverty level in Hong Kong to be defined

    Posted Sep 27th 2012, 12:00am by Jennifer Ngo

    ... Jennifer Ngo jennifer.ngo@scmp.com HK set to define poverty threshold The city will define a poverty line, taking a big step towards recognising and alleviating the plight of low-income ... recognised standard will be used in establishing the poverty line," said Ho, who is also director of right's group the Society for Community Organisation. He said the Leung administration ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1048098/poverty-level-hong-kong-be-defined
  6. News - Hong Kong

    Defining how much one needs is next step in poverty issue

    Posted Dec 11th 2012, 12:00am by Jennifer Ngo

    ... Kong is finally taking a baby step on the poverty issue: consensus on the poverty line is close, and it is expected to be set at 50 per cent of median income- meaning those living on less than half that amount are considered to be living in poverty. But details of the line- whose introduction is seen as an indication of the government taking a more serious stance on dealing ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1102375/defining-how-much-one-needs-next-step-poverty-issue
  7. News - Hong Kong - POVERTY

    Children's rights group gives Hong Kong black mark

    Posted Jan 01st 2013, 12:00am by JOLIE HO

    ... the association operates, said Leung Chun-ying had taken some steps towards poverty alleviation since he took office. "[Leung] has taken a little action but has no big policy," Soco community organiser Sze Lai-shan said. She noted that the present administration admitted there was poverty in the city, while the previous one said only that there was a wealth gap. "Leung has promised ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1116874/childrens-rights-group-gives-hong-kong-black-mark
  8. News - Hong Kong

    Poverty hits mainland children in Hong Kong

    Posted Dec 13th 2012, 01:44pm by Phila Siu

    ... the mainland, 37.2 per cent of children lived under the poverty line, said Professor Chou Kee-lee, associate head of the Department of Asian and Policy Study at the Hong Kong Institute of Education. When both parents are from the mainland, 42 per cent of the children live in poverty, he found. Chou used government figures for his study and set his poverty line at one-half the city’s median ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1104374/poverty-hits-mainland-children-hong-kong
  9. News - Hong Kong - SOCIETY

    Businesses urged to join poverty commission

    Posted Dec 11th 2012, 12:00am by Colleen Lee

    ... Colleen Lee colleen.lee@scmp.com Commission’s first meeting calls for more involvement but fails to draw a poverty line Business urged to join poverty commission Members of the Commission ... yesterday, which did not draw a new poverty line. "We should teach people how to fish but not just feed them with fish," businessman and legislator Michael Tien Puk-sun said in a reference ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1102536/businesses-urged-join-poverty-commission
  10. News - Hong Kong - POVERTY

    More Hong Kong elderly live in poverty, study says

    Posted Oct 15th 2012, 12:00am by JOLIE HO, LO WEI

    ... poverty line, the council sets the poverty level at half the median household income, which amounts to HK$3,500 for one person and HK$13,250 for a household of four. Based on this criterion, ... Yuet-ngor said the present government would set a poverty line for Hong Kong. The previous administration said the city did not need one. "One of the functions of the Commission on Poverty ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1061248/more-elderly-hong-kong-people-living-poverty-according-study

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