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  1. Wider rural poverty gap causes alarm

    Posted Jul 19th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... below the official poverty line- was weakening. Authorities defined the rural poor as having a maximum annual income of 637 yuan last year. Economist Wei Jie said he did not think the change ... another economic imbalance- between the poorest and the poor. Liu Jian, deputy chief of the State Council's poverty-alleviation office, said that in 1992 farmers earned about 21/2 times ...

  2. letters

    Posted Aug 20th 2011, 12:00am

    ... below the poverty line. They are forced to live in cage homes and partitioned flats. In an international city this should not happen. In some of these flats, there are no windows or air ...

  3. Gleaming Porsches on parade

    Posted Sep 20th 2005, 12:00am by Vivienne Chow

    ... Porsches line up for the start of the 2005 Hong Kong-Shanghai Charity Grand Tour at the China Merchants Wharf in Sai Wan. The journey is expected to take six nights and seven days, ... the event will raise $1 million for the China Foundation for Poverty Alleviation, the Shanghai Charity Foundation and the Mercy Corps. ...

  4. A taste of hunger

    Posted Mar 25th 2005, 12:00am by Lilian Goh

    ... but they were hard facts. After this camp, I gained a much better understanding of people who live in poverty.' Queenie Au Ching-man, 15, said she joined the famine camp for the second time because ...

  5. Perilous line between observer and player

    Posted Jun 11th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Alex Lo alex.lo@scmp.com They were two photos that shocked the conscience of the world, yet their outcomes could not have been more different for the photographers who took them and the children in them. Two of the most iconic photographs of the second ha ...

  6. New MTR line will have no drivers

    Posted Apr 17th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Adrian Wan adrian.wan@scmp.com Driverless trains like those serving Disneyland will transport passengers along the new South Island line when it opens in 2015. The MTR Corp announcement yesterday came with details of services on the 7km line from Admiralty to South Horizons via Ocean Park, Wong Chuk Hang and Lei Tung. Chief architect Wilfred Yeung Sze-wai said the fully automatic ...

  7. Comment - Letters

    Letters to the Editor, May 2, 2013

    Posted May 02nd 2013, 12:00am by LETTERS

    ... confidence in mainland officials. Many of those citizens who suffered from the 2008 earthquake are still living in poverty. A lot of money was donated by Hongkongers to help with the relief work ... of a political demonstration. No wonder we are accused of being unpatriotic. The central government is taking a tougher line than ever before in an effort to stamp out corruption. I think ...

  8. Deadly accident exposes government fault lines

    Posted Aug 13th 2011, 12:00am

    ... high-speed rail line to warn that maintaining safety on the high-speed network remained a formidable challenge. But He was adamant. Caixin Century magazine reported that on July 23, the day ... of the ministry, which had no independent supervision. Previously, the ministry took a tough line against attempts by the central government to reform it, and Beijing found it difficult to impose its ...

  9. Delays plague rail crash line

    Posted Aug 03rd 2011, 12:00am

    ... Will Clem in Shanghai william.clem@scmp.com Massive delays due to 'temporary maintenance' are plaguing high-speed services along the Zhejiang rail line, on which at least 40 people died in a crash last month. The delays follow the decision by rail officials to reopen the line less than 36 hours after the disaster. Over the past two days, most trains passing in both ...

  10. Operating speeds and services cut on lines

    Posted Aug 17th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Mandy Zuo mandy.zuo@scmp.com Operating speeds have been lowered and the number of trains reduced on some of the mainland's high-speed railway lines in response to mounting safety concerns following the fatal crash in Wenzhou late last month. Three high-speed lines- Beijing-Tianjin, Guangzhou-Zhuhai and the Hainan Eastern Ring Railway- lowered speeds by 50km/h, while the new ...




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