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  1. 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. ...

  2. 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 ...

  3. Poverty to top Tung's policy priorities

    Posted Jan 10th 2005, 12:00am by Chris Yeung, Jimmy Cheung

    ... Chris Yeung and Jimmy Cheung Don't expect handouts, sources say, the needy will be helped to help themselves The fight against poverty is expected to form a key plank in Tung ... said. The cornerstone of this policy will be the setting up of a top-level commission on poverty to be headed by Financial Secretary Henry Tang Ying-yen. The commission will adopt ...

  4. Opportunity to help the world

    Posted Jul 17th 2005, 12:00am by Jason Ng

    ... money allocated to weapons development and spend it on tackling world poverty and international aid? Corrupt dictatorships would dwindle and die, and social disorders would be put right if the world's citizens worked hand in hand. Poverty, illness and terrorist attacks would become a thing of the past. It's all a matter of opportunity cost. Jason Ng is a student at King George ...

  5. Keeping the supply lines open

    Posted May 03rd 2010, 12:00am by Andrea Zavadszky

    ... Andrea Zavadszky China's per capita water reserves are only about one quarter of the global average. Of 670 of its major cities, 440 regularly suffer moderate to serious water shortages. Droughts have been the order of the day in the past few years, ...

  6. Fireman who died in line of duty buried with full honours

    Posted Mar 24th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Joshua But Firefighters yesterday lined up among wreaths to pay their final respects to Yeung Chun-kit, the senior fireman who died in a Cheung Sha Wan factory fire this month. Colleagues and family attended a service with full honours in Hung Hom. Senior government officials and dozens of firemen lined the footpath outside the Universal Funeral Parlour, from which the coffin, draped ...

  7. Teenagers' future on the line at conference

    Posted Dec 21st 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Cameron Dueck Global leaders were meeting in Denmark's capital Copenhagen last week to try to come up with an agreement that will help slow the rate of climate change. Although the decisions were being made by powerful men and women locked away in bo ...

  8. Great hunger

    Posted Sep 29th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... China's growth over the last 10 years has amazed and delighted the world. No country has brought more people out of poverty in such a short time. There is a dark side to this growth, ... reported that their coast lines are being fished out by mainland fleets and reef fish in the Philippines are being depleted, all to cater to insatiable demand in southern China and Hong Kong. China ...

  9. Hidden costs make the bottom line hard to figure out

    Posted Jul 27th 2009, 12:00am by Martin Zhou

    ... Martin Zhou in Beijing The Olympics has been associated with big budgets ever since its full commercialisation in the 1980s. As the International Olympic Committee's pockets became increasingly fattened by billions of dollars of sponsorship, the cost ...

  10. Tram takeover heralds new line on an old friend

    Posted Apr 08th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... The electric tram has an iconic image that rivals or even exceeds that of the Star Ferry. Hong Kong's oldest form of public transport, it remains the cheapest. Locals and tourists alike admire its efficiency and heritage value. During rush hours, tra ...




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