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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. Dealing effectively with poverty will be mark of success

    Posted Jan 15th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... issue to be further considered is the establishment of an official poverty line, which can arguably provide a sketch of the poor population and a guide for deploying resources. Also, ... Hu Jintao, I hope that Mr Tung can push ahead with better people-based governance. The policy address did touch on one of the issues which most concerns Hong Kong citizens- poverty ...

  3. C.Y. Leung to revive commission against poverty

    Posted Jun 18th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Lilly Zhang and Tony Cheung Chief executive-elect Leung Chun-ying vowed yesterday to revive the anti-poverty commission as soon as he takes over, in a move to demonstrate that easing people's hardship is his top priority. 'We'll invite anti-poverty experts to join the preparatory committee, which will begin operations on July 1,' Leung said after attending ...

  4. Candidates slug it out over anti-poverty efforts

    Posted Jan 29th 2012, 12:00am

    ... of an anti-poverty commission- and accused Leung of failing to act on poverty in his years as a member of the Executive Council. But Tang ruled out facing off with Leung or pan-democrat candidate Albert Ho Chun-yan at a debate- for now. Tang cast doubt on Leung's motives for choosing now to accuse him of failing in his role as head of a commission on poverty between 2005 and 2007, during ...

  5. Multi-pronged approach to poverty, minister says

    Posted Dec 13th 2010, 12:00am by Elaine Yau

    ... Elaine Yau Secretary for Labour and Welfare Matthew Cheung Kin-chung said the government is taking a multi-pronged approach to tackling poverty. He was responding on ATV show Newsline ... poverty. He said he would give details in Legco on Thursday of a work incentive scheme to pay HK$600 a month to eligible job-seekers. ...

  6. Government must ease poverty

    Posted Nov 09th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... developed economy and billionaires. The wealth gap seriously impacts the international impression of Hong Kong. Poverty has a very harsh impact on children. As parents have to work long hours ... the poverty gap is closed, the better it will be for the whole community. Vicky Li, Leung Shek Chee College From the Editor Thank you for your letter, Vicky. It seems that people in Hong Kong want ...

  7. Assurance on poverty fight as chief talks business

    Posted Jun 02nd 2007, 12:00am by Celine Sun, Colleen Lee

    ... Colleen Lee and Celine Sun Financial Secretary Henry Tang Ying-yen believes the next administration will put its efforts into alleviating poverty despite the dissolution of the Poverty Commission. Mr Tang, who heads the commission, was speaking yesterday as the chief executive rallied support for the development of social enterprises- an approach to poverty alleviation he put ...

  8. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Tearful Carrie Lam says she put reputation on the line

    Posted Sep 08th 2012, 12:00am by Olga Wong

    ... Olga Wong olga.wong@scmp.com Chief secretary blames national education controversy for damaging her approval rating, as she loses her composure in TV interview I've put my reputation on the line, says tearful Lam Chief Secretary Carrie Lam Cheng Yuet-ngor broke down in tears in a televised interview, admitting her credibility has suffered in the new administration. Losing her ...

  9. Investment choices

    Posted Dec 08th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Hongkongers subsisting below the poverty line, the party that exists only to advance the interests of a smaller circle of blessed business owners is destined to become electorally challenged. If you ... and cost of living between their place of origin and place of temporary employment. The working poor in Hong Kong, by contrast, are condemned to an eternity of poverty. I will never forget ...

  10. Poverty think-tank appoints members

    Posted Jan 28th 2005, 12:00am by Gary Cheung

    ... poverty. The Commission on Poverty will be chaired by Financial Secretary Henry Tang Ying-yen, who said it would study and identify the needs of the poor and make policy recommendations to ease poverty and promote self-reliance. Speaking during the Legislative Council debate on the policy address yesterday, he said the commission would determine the roles of the government, the social ...




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