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  1. 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 ...

  2. 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 ...

  3. 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 ...

  4. Welfare-averse mindset is morally bankrupt

    Posted Feb 12th 2008, 12:00am by Stephen Vines

    ... has come to think more carefully about the fact that more than one in seven live below the poverty line- and thus question why free lunches are so bad. The SAR is sitting on fiscal reserves ... it is a hollow joke for many forced to scrape along on the poverty line? Apparently there is no shame among the ruling elite, who have decided that the poverty problem is best ignored. Yet, Hong Kong ...

  5. Magazines - Post Magazine - SUNDAY MORNING

    Then & now: moving stories

    Posted Sep 23rd 2012, 12:00am by JASON

    ... to reside in Hong Kong for seven years to qualify for permanent residency, many live below the poverty line until they can even join the queue for public housing and other social welfare benefits ...

  6. Towering neglect built on a Utopian vision

    Posted Apr 18th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... and the erosion of economic power for the city's poorest in the past decade. One in seven residents and some 400,000 children now live below the poverty line. Meanwhile, the top 20 per cent ... and placement, such groups might need family counselling and basic help while adjusting to life in Hong Kong. Recognising the vulnerability that certain areas have to soaring poverty is the first step. ...

  7. Letters

    Posted Dec 10th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Stanley Much can be done to ease rural poverty China has sharply raised its official rural poverty line to about US$1 a day ('Beijing doubles threshold for rural poverty', November 30). ... of reform and opening up since 1978. Three decades of buoyant economic growth have improved living standards overall and helped China rise towards middle-income status. The revised poverty line can ...

  8. Let's show we will always care

    Posted Jan 13th 2005, 12:00am by James Tang

    ... neighbours. According to the World Bank, 30 per cent of the more than 2 billion people in the region live below the poverty line of US$1 a day. Southeast Asian countries have been our economic ...

  9. 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, ...

  10. first person

    Posted Feb 23rd 2006, 12:00am by Simon Parry

    ... twice, by a total of 10 per cent. The number of people living under the poverty line today is around 1.2 million, 370,000 of them children. Children are our future. We need to invest to help them ... As told to Simon Parry The annual Hong Kong ArtWalk on March 1 will raise money to alleviate poverty through the Society of Community Organisation. Soco community organiser Sze Lai-shan ...




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