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  1. News - Hong Kong - SOCIETY

    Poverty line set too low for people living alone: Oxfam

    Posted Jun 17th 2014, 06:46pm by LO WEI

    ... Lo Wei wei.lo@scmp.com Call to review minimum wage after study finds basic cost of living for one-member households is double the estimate of official poverty line Above the poverty line, still in poverty The government has drawn its poverty line for adults living alone at just half their actual cost of living, a leading charity says. Oxfam Hong Kong calculated the basic monthly ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1534810/oxfam-calls-minimum-wage-be-raised-hk35-hour
  2. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Apec must prioritise poverty alleviation for its 'forgotten billion'

    Posted Aug 18th 2014, 04:30am by GLOBAL POVERTY PROJECT

    ... Michael Sheldrick and William Cuming Michael Sheldrick and William Cuming say forum has to remain relevant to needs of its people Apec must put poverty alleviation for 'forgotten ... them still live in rural areas, many in extreme poverty. And yet, development issues affecting Apec's "forgotten billion" have received little to no substantive attention at many ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1574298/apec-must-prioritise-poverty-alleviation-its-forgotten
  3. Business - Economy - THE VIEW

    Cash subsidies go only so far in reducing poverty in Hong Kong

    Posted Jul 22nd 2014, 11:22am by Richard Wong

    ... the newly defined poverty line. This proposal is quite similar to the earned-income tax-credit scheme in the United States, which is a refinement of Milton Friedman's proposal for a negative ... Richard Wong The plight of the poor in Hong Kong needs to be addressed, but we must recognise that cash subsidies only go so far in alleviating the problem Poverty track Tackling poverty ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/economy/article/1557146/cash-subsidies-go-only-so-far-reducing-poverty
  4. Lifestyle - Technology - HEALTH

    Battle lines drawn on instant noodles after US study cites heart risks

    Posted Aug 24th 2014, 03:30am by AP

    ... Associated Press US study linking the Asian staple of budget eating to an increased risk of heart disease has sparked a passionate South Korean defence Battle lines drawn on the instant ... way out of the poverty and destruction of the Korean war into what's now Asia's fourth-biggest economy. Many vividly remember their first taste of the once-exotic treat, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/technology/article/1580099/battle-lines-drawn-instant-noodles-after-us-study-cites-heart
  5. News - World - GENTRIFICATION

    New York's High Line transforms grimy rail line into hip walkway

    Posted Sep 22nd 2014, 05:12am by AP

    ... Associated Press in New York The New York project brings in visitors, but some businesses are unhappy about rising rents From grimy rail line to hip walkway The last stretch of New York's High Line park opened yesterday, completing one of the United States' most distinctive urban transformations: abandoned elevated rails that have been turned into a linear oasis ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1597496/new-yorks-high-line-transforms-grimy-rail-line-hip-walkway
  6. Comment - Letters

    Decisive action needed on retirement protection scheme

    Posted Sep 26th 2014, 04:47am by LETTERS

    ... Decisive action now needed on retirement protection scheme Hong Kong people have been waiting a long time for a retirement protection scheme. This issue has become more pressing given a recent survey showing that one in three old people lives below the government's poverty line. Finally, we have a government-commissioned report presented to the Commission on Poverty last ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/letters/article/1600469/decisive-action-needed-retirement-protection-scheme
  7. News - China - HIGH-SPEED RAILWAYS

    High-speed rail line connecting Xinjiang and Gansu set to open

    Posted Sep 30th 2014, 12:55pm by He Huifeng

    ... He Huifeng huifeng.he@scmp.com The line involves 1,776km of track, includes Qinghai and will cut the travel time between Lanzhou and Urumqi from 12 hours to eight The first high-speed ... Xinjiang’s capital, from 40 hours to less than 20. The report did not mention the exact date the first train would run. The 1,776km of track, which will be the longest high-speed railway line ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1604504/high-speed-rail-line-connecting-xinjiang-and-gansu-set-open
  8. Sport - Soccer - UEFA CHAMPIONS LEAGUE

    Diego Costa to lead line for Chelsea in Lisbon despite hamstring worry

    Posted Sep 30th 2014, 11:25am

    ... Reuters Jose Mourinho will gamble on Spanish striker's fitness In-form striker Diego Costa will start for Chelsea, despite a troublesome hamstring, in the Champions League Group G clash against Sporting Lisbon on Tuesday, manager Jose Mourinho said. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/sport/soccer/article/1604465/diego-costa-lead-line-chelsea-lisbon-despite-hamstring-worry
  9. News - Hong Kong

    IN PICTURES: On the front lines of the Hong Kong democracy movement

    Posted Sep 28th 2014, 12:11pm by David Wong, Felix Wong, K.Y. CHENG

    ... David Wong, Felix Wong and K.Y. Cheng The battle lines were drawn as Hong Kong protesters geared up for a long stand-off with police at the start of the Occupy Central civil disobedience ... of Hong Kong Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying is placed at the gates of the governnment headquarters. Police stand in a line as protesters stand their ground. The Occupy Central rallyists have been ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1602991/pictures-occupy-centrals-front-lines
  10. Business - Companies - MANAGEMENT

    Citic unveils new board line-up

    Posted Sep 26th 2014, 02:41pm by Eric Ng

    ... Eric Ng eric.mpng@scmp.com Citic, which last month completed the 227 billion yuan (HK$286 billion) acquisition of assets from parent Citic Group that saw 99 per cent of the group’s assets absorbed by Hong Kong-listed Citic, has appointed its parent’s vice ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/companies/article/1600873/citic-unveils-new-board-line

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