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  1. News - Hong Kong - SOCIETY

    Poverty Commission set to define poverty line

    Posted Dec 10th 2012, 12:00am by Jennifer Ngo

    ... COMMISSION TO DEFINE POVERTY LINE A recognised poverty line for Hong Kong should emerge after the Commission on Poverty's inaugural meeting today, a member of the body said. "It's ... tackling the poverty line, the first meeting is expected to cover the basic ground rules with "nothing new, but all necessary", Fisher said. He hoped the commission would be able to make ...

  2. Poverty line moves up, leaving 100m below it

    Posted Apr 01st 2011, 12:00am

    ... of people officially in poverty to 100 million. The number of poor now stands at 26.88 million. The poverty line is expected to be raised by almost a third to 1,500 yuan (HK$1,782) a year, from ... in poverty rebound to 100 million, said Professor Zheng Fengtian, from Renmin University's school of agriculture and rural development. 'There have been calls for a higher poverty line ...

  3. 1 in 5 live below poverty line, welfare body says

    Posted Sep 15th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Jennifer Ngo jennifer.ngo@scmp.com Almost a fifth of Hongkongers live below the poverty line, according to a report compiled by a welfare body that has proposed a seven-point agenda ... alleviation and housing. Christine Fang Meng-sang, council chief executive, said central and local planning was needed. 'With so many living below the poverty line in a cosmopolitan city like ...

  4. Poverty line may go up, but will poor care?

    Posted Sep 04th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Zhuang Pinghui Zhang Yucai has no idea what a base poverty line is or how it affects him. He simply knows he is very poor. The 40-year-old military veteran, who fought in a border skirmish ... early last year. 'I'm living in a dangerous 50-year-old building and making ends meet with financial help from family and friends. I don't care if there is some poverty line ...

  5. Record number of people living under poverty line

    Posted Sep 28th 2009, 12:00am by Austin Chiu

    ... Austin Chiu The number of people living under the poverty line in the first half of the year reached a record high of 1.23 million, with the elderly and teenagers hit hard, a study showed. ... to be the most seriously poverty-stricken, with 32.1 per cent, or 270,000, living below the poverty line. The council expressed concern about poverty among young people between the ages of 15 and 24. ...

  6. Drawing the poverty line

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

    ... for those on welfare. The asset and income limits imposed on CSSA applicants are Hong Kong's de facto 'poverty lines'. ... is classed as poor, while the cut-off figures for households with two, three, four and five members are $6,300, $8,400, $9,500 and $9,950, respectively. But this way of defining poverty is rejected ...

  7. News - Hong Kong - LIVING STANDARDS

    Poverty level in Hong Kong to be defined

    Posted Sep 27th 2012, 12:00am by Jennifer Ngo

    ... Jennifer Ngo jennifer.ngo@scmp.com HK set to define poverty threshold The city will define a poverty line, taking a big step towards recognising and alleviating the plight of low-income ... recognised standard will be used in establishing the poverty line," said Ho, who is also director of right's group the Society for Community Organisation. He said the Leung administration ...

  8. Panel won't draw the line on poverty

    Posted Feb 19th 2005, 12:00am by Klaudia Lee

    ... Klaudia Lee Social indicators will be devised to identify groups of people in need, instead of drawing a rigid poverty line, the financial secretary said yesterday, as a top-level body ... bureaus. Describing the meeting as constructive, Mr Tang said it was not practicable to use a single poverty line to define those in need. Comprehensive Social Security Assistance (CSSA) was just ...

  9. Beijing promises relief by 2020 for those living in poverty

    Posted Apr 27th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Mandy Zuo The central government vowed yesterday to provide adequate food and clothing as well as basic education, health care and housing to all those who live below its poverty line ... the poverty line would be 'free from worries over food and clothing', and the government will 'guarantee them basic education, medical care and housing', Xinhua said. China has ...

  10. Defining poverty impractical, says chief

    Posted Jan 14th 2005, 12:00am by Ella Lee

    ... package. Despite repeated calls from the welfare sector to draw a poverty line for Hong Kong, Tung Chee-hwa and Secretary for Health, Welfare and Food York Chow Yat-ngok said it was impractical ... question-and-answer session yesterday, Mr Tung reiterated that the government would try its best to help the needy, but he did not give a clear answer on where the poverty line should be drawn. Speaking ...




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