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  1. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Carrie Lam faces critics on government's approach towards poverty

    Posted Oct 30th 2013, 04:27am by Jennifer Ngo

    ... Jennifer Ngo jennifer.ngo@scmp.com Carrie Lam faces critics on poverty approach Armed with an official poverty line and a vow to tackle the problem of low-income families, Chief Secretary Carrie Lam Cheng Yuet-ngor said the government was "committed to dealing with poverty" but it could never be completely eradicated- a line lawmakers did not buy. Facing the Legislative ...

  2. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    CY Leung's annual report of the government's work criticised for 'hiding evils'

    Posted Jun 25th 2014, 04:49am by Tony Cheung and Gary Cheung

    ... parts, including the economy, poverty alleviation, housing, administration and constitutional affairs. It mentioned the government's unveiling of the first official poverty line in September ... and fighting poverty, Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying said yesterday as he announced the release of an annual report covering his second year as leader. But it failed to impress lawmakers from across ...

  3. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    HK$200,000 security review for legislature

    Posted Jul 09th 2014, 04:12am by Joyce Ng

    ... at the entrances. On June 6, dozens of people broke through security lines and stormed the Tamar building as Legco's Finance Committee was vetting a government funding request for two new towns ...

  4. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Hong Kong’s faith in ‘one country, two systems’ is at risk, Jasper Tsang warns

    Posted Jul 07th 2014, 11:25pm by Gary Cheung, Joyce Ng and Jeffie Lam

    ... Gary Cheung, Joyce Ng and Jeffie Lam Legco president warns that a failure to achieve universal suffrage in 2017 may shake the city's trust in the 'one country, two systems' formula Tsang to Beijing: HK faith is on the line Failure to achieve universal suffrage in 2017 would deal a serious blow to Hongkongers' confidence in the "one country, two ...

  5. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Full text: CY Leung’s 2014 Annual Report

    Posted Jun 24th 2014, 09:49pm

    ... poverty line and has consulted the public and canvassed views on important issues affecting Hong Kong’s future development such as the long-term housing strategy and population policy, as well ... convenience for residents. Poverty Alleviation, Care for the Elderly and Support for the Disadvantaged • Published the first official poverty line in September 2013, and outlined the poverty ...

  6. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Backlash against Beijing's white paper 'wholly reasonable', says Chris Patten

    Posted Jul 05th 2014, 03:14am by Ada Lee

    ... is surprising that professional bodies … appear to have taken the line that they have publicly," he said. "I can only assume that they haven't had the agreement of their global ...

  7. News - China - POLITICS

    People’s Daily defends Hong Kong white paper for the third time in a week

    Posted Jul 04th 2014, 02:35pm by Li Jing

    ... argued. Mainland leaders, including Jiang Zemin, Hu Jintao and Xi Jinping, have made their own comments on the “one country, two systems” policy. But they are all in line with what Deng has ...

  8. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Beijing unmoved by massive rally turnout, say advisers

    Posted Jul 03rd 2014, 03:26am by Gary Cheung, Adrian Wan and Kwong Man-ki

    ... was in line with "the principles of heaven and earth". It said late paramount leader Deng Xiaoping defined patriots as those "who loyally support China's exercise of sovereignty ...

  9. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Organisers and police point fingers over slow progress of July 1 march

    Posted Jul 02nd 2014, 03:16am by NG KANG-CHUNG, Joyce Ng, Emily Tsang, Johnny Tam

    ... Instead, protesters had only the three eastbound lanes and partial use of the tram line. "The police are more interested in pointing fingers than fixing the problem," Yeung said. He said ...

  10. News - World - POLITICS

    How Bill, and now Hillary, Clinton talked their way from 'dead broke' to rich

    Posted Jul 01st 2014, 11:21pm by WASHPOST

    ... in this profitable line of work, addressing dozens of industry groups, banks and other organisations. Records of her earnings are not publicly available, but her standard fee is US$200,000 up. The speaking ...




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