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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. 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 ...

  3. 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 ...

  4. 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 ...

  5. A silver lining lightens Brazil's gloom

    Posted May 20th 2006, 12:00am by Peter Kammerer

    ... the leader of a united South America. Given Brazil's setbacks in recent months, such ideas may seem far fetched. But keep in mind they come from a man who rose from abject poverty ... of collapse amid bickering among its members. At home, Lula has achieved more unity. Adopting a political line that Dr Fleischer described as 'pragmatic left', his party has moved ...

  6. Tang keeps silent on poverty body's future

    Posted May 04th 2007, 12:00am by Audrey Parwani

    ... Audrey Parwani Speculation is mounting over whether the Commission on Poverty will be disbanded under the next government, but chairman Henry Tang Ying-yen stopped short of confirming ... and recommended the way forward. The paper recommends that the newly announced bureau oversee poverty alleviation issues that are currently tackled by the commission. But Mr Tang avoided confirming ...

  7. C.Y. Leung to revive commission against poverty

    Posted Jun 18th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Lilly Zhang and Tony Cheung Chief executive-elect Leung Chun-ying vowed yesterday to revive the anti-poverty commission as soon as he takes over, in a move to demonstrate that easing people's hardship is his top priority. 'We'll invite anti-poverty experts to join the preparatory committee, which will begin operations on July 1,' Leung said after attending ...

  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. Poverty panel seeks more time to see ideas through

    Posted May 07th 2007, 12:00am by Jimmy Cheung

    ... Jimmy Cheung The top-level panel set up to tackle poverty should have its tenure extended for at least two more years so that it can follow through on measures proposed, members have suggested. The Commission on Poverty is to be disbanded after it submits a final report to the government next month. The commission, one of Tung Chee-hwa's final initiatives before he stepped ...

  10. Government policies aimed at easing poverty have failed

    Posted Jun 08th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... There have been many press reports of late about the issue of poverty in Hong Kong. The latest statistics show that the number of people living in poverty in the SAR went up by 19 per cent in the first three-quarters of last year and more than one person in nine is living below the breadline. While I accept that the government has tried to address the problem of poverty and to alleviate ...




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