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  1. Crocodile tears over poverty

    Posted May 15th 2010, 12:00am by Stephen Vines

    ... Stephen Vines Here is a warning: this is a column about poverty in Hong Kong, a subject that supposedly interests many people but, in reality, is deemed to be boring. And, let's ... themselves and most certainly should not be turning to society for help. Shocking figures were revealed this week showing that one in nine Hong Kong people are living in poverty, a rising trend ...

  2. Magazines - Style

    Lisa Genasci: The fund adviser with a drive to help alleviate poverty in Asia

    Posted Oct 09th 2012, 12:00am by Josephine Bond

    ... alleviate poverty in Asia, with an emphasis on children's programmes in the region and the environment in Hong Kong and the mainland. In the past six years, US$7 million has been put ...

  3. Confined by society

    Posted Nov 19th 2011, 12:00am

    ... services, recently estimated that 18 per cent of the local population now live below the poverty line. This, inevitably, affects the children of families earning less than the median income, many ... of children in poverty, and delay is inexcusable. At the same time, action is required to establish a children's commission, in line with the Legislative Council's unanimous vote in 2007, ...

  4. We must not tolerate this level of poverty

    Posted May 17th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... handouts and measures to alleviate poverty, we need to do more to help bring people up. Based on 24 indicators, the figures from the financial secretary's office put the number of people ... but using different criteria, they have previously shown poverty to be substantially worse. Whatever the real level, it is obvious that far too many people can't keep up with our economic ...

  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. Thinking small is the key to Hong Kong's new deal

    Posted Nov 07th 2008, 12:00am by Stephen Vines

    ... likely to spend money as soon as they receive it because, down there on the poverty line, there is no scope for saving and an overwhelming need for subsistence expenditure. Official figures for household incomes, which are three years old, show that an alarming 17.7 per cent of the population are living on the poverty line and an even more shameful one-third of all elderly people ...

  7. Former education chief rallying students to help poor rural areas

    Posted Mar 01st 2008, 12:00am by Will Clem

    ... to raise a lot more this year. 'There are 57 million people living below the poverty line in rural China, earning less than 1,000 yuan [HK$1,096] a year. We are still scratching ... The retired civil servant is calling for schools to join the 'Read to Feed' campaign run by Heifer Hong Kong, the local branch of an international charity which aims to alleviate poverty ...


    Expulsions likely as Hainan requires permission to fish in South China Sea

    Posted Jan 10th 2014, 12:09am by KRISTINE KWOK

    ... of the South China Sea. This equates to the area Beijing claims by virtue of its controversial "nine-dash line", which encompasses most of the sea and reaches deep into waters other countries ...

  9. News - China

    Positives and negatives affect South China Sea dispute

    Posted Jan 06th 2014, 03:59am by KRISTINE KWOK

    ... of the Sea outlining its case against China's so-called "nine-dash line", under which it claims most of the South China Sea. The tribunal is then expected to send a draft memorandum ...

  10. Poverty trap

    Posted Jun 20th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Government figures show that Hong Kong's income gap is getting wider, as the number of households earning HK$4,000 or less has risen by 80,000. Could this pay disparity adversely affect our economy? Write to us. ...




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