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  1. Province battles dual nightmares: black skies, 1m below poverty line

    Posted Jun 22nd 2008, 12:00am by Shi Jiangtao

    ... 58 per cent of the provincial economic output. About 20 per cent of the province's total population, or 1.04 million people, live below the official poverty line, mostly in rural and mountain areas, with more than 60 per cent concentrated in the source regions of the Yangtze, Yellow and Lancang (Mekong) rivers. Eliminating poverty remained the biggest challenge ...

  2. 14 areas targeted in plan to improve lives of poor

    Posted Jun 11th 2011, 12:00am

    ... by the central leadership. A Politburo meeting in late April said all those who live below the poverty line should have adequate food and clothing as well as basic education, health care and housing ... living in poverty if the World Bank's poverty line- US$1.25 a day- was adopted. Previous mainland media reports expected the mainland's current poverty line- 1,196 yuan (HK$1,435) ...

  3. Comment - Letters

    Letters to the Editor, November 5, 2012

    Posted Nov 05th 2012, 12:00am by LETTERS

    ... to help people develop a commitment to nature and the need to protect our vulnerable planet. Leung Kit-yan, Diamond Hill   Establishing a poverty line is so important There has been heated debate ... then the government will be forced to raise taxes and then everyone suffers. It is also important for the government to establish an official and internationally recognised poverty line, so that it can ...

  4. Loopy line of thinking is given another turn

    Posted Feb 27th 2007, 12:00am by Jimmy Cheung

    ... remarks are not always depressing. In his first series on poverty, Mr Tsang invoked his catchphrase at the end of the loop. 'I'll get it [the job] done'. ...

  5. Villagers fight on the front line in battle against desertification

    Posted Apr 16th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... of the counties participating in the Jing-Jin programme are below the national poverty level. When local officials with tight budgets receive an order from the central government, they naturally try ... to improve their living environment. That's the most effective quality control,' Ms Bai said. 'The fight against desertification is a fight against poverty.' ...

  6. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    C.Y. targets four most urgent problems facing Hong Kong

    Posted Oct 18th 2012, 12:00am by Gary Cheung, Tony Cheung, Stuart Lau

    ... up under a soon-to-be-revived Commission on Poverty, which is expected to define a poverty line for Hong Kong. But Leung said there was little the government and employers could do if Hong ... Gary Cheung, Tony Cheung and Stuart Lau Chief executive identifies housing, environment, poverty and the elderly as serious problems but stands firm on old-age allowance concessions Leung ...

  7. The poverty problem

    Posted Feb 22nd 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... to environmental problems. But Haiti's huge environmental problem is caused by poverty. If Haiti were a rich country, deforestation would not be such a problem. Haiti is one of the poorest countries ... consumption or by poverty. But in both cases, technology usually has a solution. ...

  8. Comment - Letters

    What's being said on facebook.com/southchinamorningpost

    Posted Mar 06th 2013, 12:00am by LETTERS

    ... On Financial Secretary John Tsang's claim that he is middle class: Law Hin Lau - If he claims he is also middle class, then the rest of Hong Kong wage earners are all below the poverty line. Patrick Siu - I can get his message: If you are neither super rich nor financially dependent then you're in the middle. More like useless rather than false information to me. ...

  9. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Designer's OOObject homeware line turns scraps into style

    Posted Dec 09th 2012, 12:00am by Lana Lam

    ... Lana Lam lana.lam@scmp.com Turning food waste into useful items is one green solution this designer brings to the table Home decor takes a cue from the compost Old coffee grounds, used tea leaves and coal ashes make it to the rubbish bin quicker than you ...

  10. Chance to join 100 million people in standing up against poverty

    Posted Oct 17th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... in support of poverty elimination. Those who turn up at the Lei Cheng Uk playground in Sham Shui Po at 6.45pm today will join up to 100 million people in more than 150 countries with the aim of setting a world record for collective action against poverty. The event is part a three-day Green Earth Mission Stand Up Take Action event organised by the local Art of Living chapter ...




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