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  1. Unimaginable poverty, unbelievable tragedy

    Posted Feb 14th 2004, 12:00am by Wenran Jiang

    ... they discovered that, after years of celebrated agrarian reforms, many remote villages were still farming in primitive conditions and others had again fallen into extreme poverty because of heavy tax ... and determined to uncover the root causes of persistent poverty in the countryside, the couple left their newborn in a neighbour's care and endured three years of personal and financial hardship ...

  2. Pulling herself up from poverty

    Posted Jul 07th 2004, 12:00am by Amrit Dhillon

    ... Amrit Dhillon in New Delhi Teen from India's lowest caste is to study medicine The daughter of a rickshaw puller in Nagpur, western India, has achieved a small miracle by passing pre-medical entrance tests with distinction, allowing her to study medi ...

  3. Breaching the great divide

    Posted Sep 27th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... to every member of the society and a growing minority remains trapped in poverty. Defining the poverty line as half of the median household income, the Hong Kong Council of Social Service (HKCSS) ... traditional approach to combating poverty is this: promote economic growth, invest in human capital and provide social safety nets for vulnerable groups. Read the speeches delivered by generations ...

  4. School of hard knocks

    Posted Oct 02nd 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... China's poverty line, according to the Hong Kong Committee for Unicef. Puge's 42,000 impoverished people make up just a fraction of the 28 million rural people nationwide who fall ... is that about 100 million people are living under the international poverty line standard in China,' he says. He adds: 'Unless poverty is removed, nothing is sustainable.' Changing ...

  5. HKMA tinkering blurs lines of its mandate

    Posted May 26th 2005, 12:00am by Louis Beckerling

    ... 18 duly forced Hong Kong short-term rates sharply higher and back into line- albeit still at a discount- with their US counterparts. Gone is the 'constructive ambiguity' ... of a 12-month forward rate on the currency back into line with the newly introduced upper limit- $7.75 against the US dollar- that the HKMA will henceforth police by undertaking to sell Hong Kong ...

  6. Goddess with a divine line in jeans

    Posted Apr 04th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... with Robin Kwong Besides the first thing that comes to our male readers' minds, the connection between New Zealand-born model Kylie Bax and Greek goddesses goes beyond her 1.80m figure. Bax, based in Los Angeles, came to Hong Kong for the Asian launch of her new jeans line, Deadly Truth, with a fashion show at the Kee Club on Friday. Not only is each style of design under ...

  7. Reporter wrote from history's front lines

    Posted Mar 05th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Kevin Sinclair Sandra Burton 1942-2004 When American reporter Sandra Burton heard that opposition politician Benigno Aquino planned to fly home from exile in 1983 to contest the Philippines election, she made sure she was on the same aircraft. The head of ...

  8. Lipstick line's glossy pictures

    Posted Nov 07th 2003, 12:00am by Tinnie Chow

    ... Edited by Tinnie Chow What was disguised as a photo exhibit was actually the launch of Giorgio Armani's new lipstick line, Lip Shimmer, at Schoeni Art Gallery on Old Bailey Street. Eight of Hong Kong's most well-known faces were framed in portraits shot by photographer Wing Shya under the art direction of Metro Radio boss Kam Kwok-leung. Portraits of Do Do Cheng, TV ...

  9. Hold the line

    Posted Oct 08th 2003, 12:00am by Mark Mccord

    ... and they're off. Legs kicking, arms swinging, hands clapping and smiles beaming, the ladies of the Hong Kong Line Dancing Association (HKLDA) begin strutting their stuff. Barely in synch, ... their left legs in an exaggerated kick that clips the floor, turn to the right and step back again with a clap. Line dancing is not an exact discipline but their timing suggests it's not even ...

  10. The party line

    Posted Oct 29th 2003, 12:00am by Chris Yeung

    ... the adage of picking his battles wisely. While it is clear that shelving the bill was in line with the overall governing approach of 'avoiding controversies', it also reveals the challenge ...




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