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  1. Support for body to wage war on poverty

    Posted Nov 04th 2004, 12:00am by Jimmy Cheung

    ... Jimmy Cheung A motion urging the government to set up a committee against poverty was endorsed by lawmakers last night. But a call to establish a poverty line to identify the poor ... and People's Livelihood, said a poverty line could help the government better identify and help those in need. Liberal Party chairman James Tien Pei-chun, who moved the amendment, said the number ...

  2. Stingy officials attacked for doing little to ease poor children's plight

    Posted Jan 02nd 2008, 12:00am by Agnes Lam

    ... for its welfare policy under which Comprehensive Social Security Assistance failed to keep up with inflation. One point was awarded to the administration for failing to set a poverty line ... Comprehensive Social Security Assistance keeps pace with inflation 2 Setting a poverty line 1 Improving nursery services to prevent tragedies in which children died while parents were at work-2 Total ...

  3. Who looks out for the down and out?

    Posted Aug 20th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... the sobering figure that about 1.12 million people, or 16.5 per cent of our population, are living below the poverty line, the Hong Kong Council of Social Service (HKCSS) has challenged candidates ... to draw a poverty line and to develop a strategy to eradicate poverty. All three parties expressed concern that the average earnings of the top 10 per cent of families were 47 times those ...

  4. Commission sought to tackle poverty

    Posted Mar 09th 2004, 12:00am by Mary Ann, Mary Ann Benitez

    ... services panel that the government should set a poverty line and a minimum wage, and establish an old-age pension scheme. They said the government's contracting out of services was making more ... Mary Ann Benitez A minimum wage and old-age pension are essential, say academics and NGOs A high-level commission is needed to map out long-term policies to end poverty, academics and NGOs ...

  5. Comment - Letters

    Letters to the Editor, August 22, 2012

    Posted Aug 22nd 2012, 12:00am

    ... in society, and it should define a suitable poverty line for the city ("Set poverty threshold, charity urges", August 15). It may appear as though the government has done a lot to alleviate ... and the government will have to formulate and implement effective initiatives. Establishing a poverty line gives an accurate indication of the extent of the problem. Once we understand that, we can tackle ...

  6. Facing up to poverty

    Posted Aug 23rd 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Once absent from Hong Kong, 'poverty' is a word that recently has been on the lips of most people. Picture these two extremes: while some people drive a Mercedes Benz to work, thousands live in cage dwellings and manage on $15 daily. What is wrong with Hong Kong? A growing number of people have been living under the poverty line in the past 25 years. One reason ...

  7. Manila to get US$434m in aid from US agency

    Posted Aug 10th 2010, 12:00am by Raissa Robles

    ... directly to anti-poverty measures, including a 'conditional cash transfer' programme for 2.3 million families- or half the 4.6 million families living below the poverty line, Department ...

  8. Government gets 2 out of 100 on helping the poor

    Posted Jan 02nd 2012, 12:00am

    ... disappointing,' Soco's community organiser, Sze Lai-shan, said. 'We demand long-term policies aimed at reducing poverty.' About 300,000 children were living below the poverty line ... Adrian Wan adrian.wan@scmp.com The government has totally failed to help underprivileged children and mishandled the poverty situation by letting people live in cage homes and subdivided ...

  9. We should give new chief executive a chance to address problems of poor

    Posted Apr 12th 2012, 12:00am

    ... people who are living below the poverty line. After his victory at the chief executive election last month, Mr Leung expressed his keen wish to work together with different parties ...

  10. Hundreds in Hong Kong join global call for end to poverty

    Posted Oct 18th 2007, 12:00am by Colleen Lee, Martin Wong

    ... address.' The group called on the government to draw a poverty line at half the median household income to identify who needed help and to restore the Commission on Poverty, which was disbanded ... Colleen Lee and Martin Wong More than 500 people packed into a community hall in Sham Shui Po yesterday for the International Day for the Eradication of Poverty, while nearby 80 activists ...




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