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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. ...

  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 ...

  3. 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 ...

  4. 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 ...

  5. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    This time it looks like Beijing is serious about tackling smog

    Posted Mar 06th 2014, 04:08am by SCMP Editorial

    ... below the poverty line and average income still a fraction of that of developed nations, Li rightly told the National People's Congress that every attention had to be paid to "breaking ... economic expansion rate of 7.5 per cent forecast in the government's annual work report is in line with this aim. But Premier Li Keqiang pulled a surprise by making the war on pollution ...

  6. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Cultural district's bike-hire plan could be start of a revolution in cycling

    Posted Apr 17th 2014, 04:33am by SCMP Editorial

    ... and 11am on weekends, adults and children can rent one of the bicycles at two stations on the cycling path. The authority is working with the BiciLine Eco-Tourism Social Enterprise, under the Tung ...

  7. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Reality behind the election rhetoric in India

    Posted Apr 10th 2014, 05:16am by SCMP Editorial

    ... pushed a tough line on territorial disputes, saying that on his watch, no nation would be allowed to take even an inch of land. What is said in the heat of electioneering often has little to do ...

  8. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    New rules will help keep beauty treatments safe

    Posted Apr 06th 2014, 03:55am by SCMP Editorial

    ... women dying and three others suffering serious injuries following blood-transfusion therapy at a private beauty clinic in 2012. This put the focus on the blurred lines between health, beauty ...

  9. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Hong Kong's Olympic body must move with the times

    Posted Apr 04th 2014, 04:43am by SCMP Editorial

    ... not help to nurture talent and new thinking. When posts are seemingly passed along family lines, there is every reason to be concerned. The sports sector needs to move ahead with the times ...

  10. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Hong Kong should improve the life chances of its ethnic minorities

    Posted Nov 06th 2013, 03:46am by SCMP Editorial

    ... consultation, they were left out in another exercise seeking to define the poor with a poverty line. The plight of ethnic minorities was highlighted in a study by the Hong Kong Institute of Education. ... by race or colour. The establishment of a poverty line and population policy affords a timely opportunity to review different policies, identify inadequacies and make improvements. ...




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