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  1. Poverty likely to worsen, bureau report warns

    Posted Sep 15th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Staff Reporter Poverty is set to worsen despite some slight improvements in the past few years, the government has warned. A Labour and Welfare Bureau document says the global financial crisis will place families on low incomes in a difficult position. The document, distributed to legislators, provides an outline of the movements of poverty indicators for 2006-08. It says ...

  2. Silver lining

    Posted Aug 10th 2012, 12:00am

    ... concert venue and cinema called Flagey), and at night Penneman can see the 137-metre Dexia Tower (now called the Rogier Tower) and its sloping glass roofs from his apartment in the tree-lined ...

  3. Tougher line urged on South China Sea

    Posted Jul 09th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Teddy Ng in Beijing and Greg Torode The country's leading foreign affairs and military experts yesterday called on Beijing to take a tougher approach to mounting tensions in the South China Sea ahead of a key regional summit in Cambodia this week. Ch ...

  4. Breaking the poverty cycle for children

    Posted Oct 26th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... I am sad and astounded to find that one in four Hong Kong children live in poverty in 'Asia's World City'. To prevent those born poor staying poor for life, the government ... the vicious cycle of poverty is to provide free educational visits to children from poor families. The article 'One in four HK children live in poverty' (Sunday Morning Post, October 17) ...

  5. Get in line to hit the ice

    Posted Apr 07th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Inline hockey is popular in the United States, Canada and Europe, but relatively new to Hong Kong. With one less player in each team than ice hockey, skaters have more space to play in. Fewer stoppages and harsher penalties for rough play mean games tend ...

  6. Welfare-averse mindset is morally bankrupt

    Posted Feb 12th 2008, 12:00am by Stephen Vines

    ... has come to think more carefully about the fact that more than one in seven live below the poverty line- and thus question why free lunches are so bad. The SAR is sitting on fiscal reserves ... it is a hollow joke for many forced to scrape along on the poverty line? Apparently there is no shame among the ruling elite, who have decided that the poverty problem is best ignored. Yet, Hong Kong ...

  7. Late diners fall for dish hooker, line and sinker

    Posted Aug 25th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Janice Leung foodandwine@scmp.com Spaghetti puttanesca is a dish that anyone who has a decently stocked larder can make- especially an Italian. By simply frying together olives, anchovies, capers, garlic and tomatoes, and tossing the mix through some past ...

  8. Luxembourg Trivia

    Posted Jun 22nd 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... is the world's eighth-largest banking centre. Government ministers list their direct lines in the telephone directory. Henri Tudor was a famous engineer from Luxembourg. He developed what was to become ... to develop his communist socio-economic theories by seeing the abject poverty of winegrowers in Luxembourg's Moselle Valley. There are big communities of ex-Luxembourgers living in the US ...

  9. Lines of control

    Posted Nov 16th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... its security relationships in East Asia, as well as making small nations nervous, prompting them to seek safety in numbers. This line of thought is perfectly understandable but it, too, risks ...

  10. Tens of thousands stranded after trains collide on subway line

    Posted Dec 23rd 2009, 12:00am by Will Clem

    ... compromised in the rush to upgrade the network for next year's World Expo. Tens of thousands of passengers were left stranded when Line 1- the backbone of the network- was closed for nearly six ... It was the system's second breakdown in two days. On Monday, a power outage brought Line 2 to a standstill for 10 minutes. A subway spokesman said the affected line resumed operation at about lunchtime, after ...




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