• Monday
  • April 21, 2014
  • Last updated: 5:26pm
Hong Kong




Refine Your Search

Sort by

Search Results

Results 1 - 10 of 703 for poverty line

Related topics matching your search

Search results

  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. 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 ...

  8. Across the line into protest country

    Posted May 28th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Stuart Lau and Ng Kang-chung A new group of participants has emerged to bolster the ranks of local activists marching each year to demand Beijing's rehabilitation of the 1989 pro-democracy movement: mainland tourists. Several mainlanders joined the p ...

  9. Fault lines

    Posted May 23rd 2012, 12:00am

    ... Anthony Cheung What does the public make of the new administration under chief executive-elect Leung Chun-ying? There are those who continue to harp on his pro-Beijing background, reducing everything into the same old pro-democracy versus pro-Beijing stru ...

  10. Leung's revamp on same lines as ours- minister

    Posted May 10th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Tanna Chong and Tony Cheung The government surprised lawmakers yesterday by saying an independent committee had already come up with some ideas for restructuring the administration similar to those of the chief executive-elect. In fact, two of Leung Chun- ...




SCMP.com Account