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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

    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. ...

  4. 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 ...

  5. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Education is key to closing Hong Kong's wealth gap

    Posted Feb 22nd 2013, 12:00am by SCMP Editorial

    ... to ensure a decent standard of social equity. Hence the revival of the Poverty Commission and plans to establish a poverty line. One example of inequity is the Council of Social Service's latest estimate that one in three of the city's elderly is living in poverty. Now an education academic has found disturbing inequity that could entrench the wealth gap that officials ...

  6. 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 ...

  7. 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 ...

  8. 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 ...

  9. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    The old-age crisis facing China

    Posted Jun 09th 2013, 12:00am by STAFF

    ... researched, a third were suffering poor health and a quarter of those over 60 lived below the poverty line. Almost 38 per cent of the elderly had difficulty completing daily tasks on their own, while ... France, but he could well have been offering sage advice to Chinese authorities. By focusing on the economy, they have transformed the nation, pulling hundreds of millions out of poverty ...

  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 ...




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