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  1. Hong Kong bent rule of law for silver medallists

    Posted Aug 24th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... I was pleased that the South China Morning Post brought attention to the horrendous levels of poverty in Hong Kong ('Who looks out for the down and out?', by C. K. Lau, August 20). We are constantly told that Hong Kong is a model of economic prosperity and yet we have more than one million people living below the poverty line. On July 1, 500,000 people marched for democracy. Who ...

  2. Letters

    Posted Oct 16th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... of poverty'. The problem is we already have millions on the planet dying right now from the effects of global warming, while those who live predominantly in the developed West should more accurately be described as getting quite rich rather than merely being lifted out of poverty. For a start, Mr Tyler, why not request that authorities publish the true aviation emissions figures for Hong Kong? ...

  3. Fate gave ad man a place on brandwagon

    Posted Dec 06th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... shortages and standing in line with a bucket- those were the days,' Mr Lau recalled. '[My family] was trying to make a living and doing the best we could. We obviously didn't come ... But for a Hong Kong kid growing up in the 1960s and 1970s, China might as well have been a million miles away. 'Back then, when you looked north [to China], all you saw was poverty,' Mr Lau ...

  4. Is Japan finally changing? Maybe not

    Posted Sep 03rd 2003, 12:00am by Michael Zielenziger

    ... Of course, these interlopers also assume they ought to profit handsomely from their efforts, for while their ambitions may be missionary, they have not sworn any vows of poverty. Yet, most ... into Shinsei Bank - announced it had engineered the first leveraged buyout ever concluded in Japan, paying US$2.2 billion for the fixed-line telephone business of Japan Telecom Holdings from Vodafone. ...

  5. High anxiety

    Posted May 30th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... not to be distracted, not to look away and so miss catching her eye. But every time she scanned the bar, she somehow flicked her gaze to avoid mine. I was the second person in line to be served yet five people ... de Botton says, the poor began to be regarded not as noble but as stupid and the architects of their own misfortunes. 'To the injury of poverty, a meritocratic system now added ...



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