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  1. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Setting a poverty line is just the start

    Posted Oct 01st 2013, 12:00am by SCMP Editorial

    ... SCMP Editorial A poverty line is just the start Over the weekend, more than one million people were officially declared "poor" in Hong Kong. This came after the government released for the first time a poverty line defining who is poor in this city of seven million. Those earning less than half of median monthly household income are classified as needy. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1321637/setting-poverty-line-just-start
  2. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Getting facts on poverty is crucial first step

    Posted Feb 04th 2013, 12:00am by STAFF

    ... SCMP Editorial Facts on poverty crucial first step Governments need facts and figures to do the job of governing properly. Hong Kong's lack of an officially recognised poverty line ... statistic. Secretary for Labour and Welfare Matthew Cheung Kin-chung's recent announcement that a poverty line would be defined by the end of the year is understandably welcome. Following Chief ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1142779/getting-facts-poverty-crucial-first-step
  3. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    India takes a sensible first step towards economic reform

    Posted Jul 21st 2014, 03:59am by SCMP Editorial

    ... to be higher to drag hundreds of millions from poverty. Yet with millions of new school graduates joining the job market each year and an ever-widening gap between rich and poor, reforms must be about more than focusing on the 22 per cent of the population living below the poverty line. Financial constraints require fiscal prudence and spending within means. Modi's nationalist ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1556752/india-takes-sensible-first-step-towards-economic-reform
  4. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    A fine line for religious leaders

    Posted Jul 14th 2014, 03:24am by SCMP Editorial

    ... SCMP Editorial A fine line for religious leaders It is said that there are two topics that should never be raised in polite company, religion and politics. Religion, tradition has it, should be for sermons and politics for political speeches. Both can create such passions that discussion among people from different backgrounds could easily escalate to heated arguments, hurt ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1553580/fine-line-religious-leaders
  5. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    City will pay high price if it ignores problem of poverty

    Posted Aug 31st 2013, 12:00am by SCMP Editorial

    ... growth would eventually trickle down to the grass roots. But the lack of an officially recognised poverty line makes it difficult to determine whether the needy have fallen through the safety net. Thankfully, Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying recognises the need for a poverty line, details of which will be announced when a poverty summit is held in September. Where to draw the line ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1300836/city-will-pay-high-price-if-it-ignores-problem-poverty
  6. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Tough tasks are piling up for CY Leung

    Posted Jun 26th 2014, 05:11am by SCMP Editorial

    ... to show that Leung is making efforts on various fronts, such as setting an official poverty line to help the poor and taking on the problem of an ageing population. The 41-page report lists ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1540595/tough-tasks-are-piling-cy-leung
  7. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Clean-up of Victoria Harbour is far from over

    Posted Jul 28th 2014, 03:08am by SCMP Editorial

    ... waste treatment system. It would have added biological methods to the present chemical-based ones, keeping in line with international standards. But authorities contend that such a scheme ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1560712/clean-victoria-harbour-far-over
  8. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Widodo needs support of all Indonesians

    Posted Jul 25th 2014, 04:39am by SCMP Editorial

    ... is in line with his vision of building a confident nation. But with little in the state coffers, a shortage of basic infrastructure like roads and electricity and a corrupt bureaucracy, the challenge ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1558451/widodo-needs-support-all-indonesians-new-chapter-countrys
  9. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Seize opportunity for Legco reform

    Posted Jul 23rd 2014, 04:16am by SCMP Editorial

    ... and replacing corporate votes with individual votes. Ultimately, the seats should be abolished. Four years ago, we managed to expand Legco by adding 10 seats returned by one person, one vote. In line ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1557327/seize-opportunity-electoral-reform-legislative-council
  10. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Leung Chun-ying takes a pragmatic line in policy address

    Posted Jan 16th 2014, 12:43am by SCMP Editorial

    ... SCMP Editorial Leung takes a pragmatic line If Leung Chun-ying's maiden policy address last year articulated his vision of what he wanted his government to achieve, his second yesterday adopted a more pragmatic approach aimed at producing practical results. The focus on poverty relief will deliver them. Last year the chief executive's main message was homes ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1406464/leung-chun-ying-takes-pragmatic-line-policy-address

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