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  1. News - Hong Kong - POVERTY

    Oxfam urges chief executive to set poverty threshold

    Posted Aug 15th 2012, 12:00am by Colleen Lee

    ... says Oxfam Hong Kong. The charity group yesterday urged the government to create a new post of commissioner for the body and to define the poverty line. Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying chairs ... people that it will set a poverty line," Wong said. The city's poverty threshold could be set at a certain percentage- say 50 per cent- of the median income or expenditure ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1014865/oxfam-urges-chief-executive-set-poverty-threshold
  2. 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'. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/583055/loopy-line-thinking-given-another-turn
  3. Trickle-down effect: mere drops in ocean of poverty

    Posted Jun 30th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Colleen Lee colleen.lee@scmp.com Donald Tsang Yam-kuen's inability to tackle poverty and revamp the welfare system during his seven years as chief executive are the main reasons ... on Poverty- initiated in January 2005 by Tung. 'Had it continued to run, it might have been able to work on more poverty-alleviation projects,' Cheung said. On the Community Care Fund, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/1005453/trickle-down-effect-mere-drops-ocean-poverty
  4. No phoney promises on poverty

    Posted Apr 05th 2007, 12:00am by Michael Chugani

    ... on poverty policies. Perhaps not, Mr Tang, but some of them do have to get up at 4am to scavenge for HK$20. I have often wondered if people like Mr Tang, a tycoon in private life who spends a fortune ... powerhouse and to tackle poverty with innovative ideas. But which will come first? Will he concentrate first on making rich people richer, or give priority to those most in need of help? The tycoons ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/587884/no-phoney-promises-poverty
  5. Tsang lines up Shenzhen retirement penthouse

    Posted Feb 23rd 2012, 12:00am

    ... Fiona Tam, Tanna Chong and Olga Wong Workers are putting the finishing touches to a three-storey 6,500 sq ft penthouse in Shenzhen's Futian district, into which it is expected Chief Executive Donald Tsang Yam-kuen will move soon after his retirement ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/993416/tsang-lines-shenzhen-retirement-penthouse
  6. Share city's wealth with needy, marchers urge chief executive

    Posted Feb 09th 2008, 12:00am by Polly Hui

    ... to Government House to protest against inadequate childcare support for working mothers. More than 1.3 million people were living below the poverty line, including 800,000 who were not on the dole. ... and People's Livelihood took a pot of paper mandarins to the chief executive's residence. The group had written 10 suggested policies about tackling poverty on the 'wishing mandarins', ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/625720/share-citys-wealth-needy-marchers-urge-chief-executive
  7. Stephen Lam in line to succeed Tang in reshuffle

    Posted Sep 17th 2011, 12:00am

    ... a business trip in Europe. Tsang is scheduled to be back at work on Monday. A source close to the matter said Tang already had a campaign team lined up, which included Anthony Wu Ting-yuk, chairman ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/979252/stephen-lam-line-succeed-tang-reshuffle
  8. Officials in the firing line as two Tsangs get a truly gritty makeover in spoof movie poster

    Posted Mar 05th 2011, 12:00am by Alex Lo

    ... with Alex Lo True Grit has become True Money. The gun-slinging stars of the Hollywood blockbuster have been transformed into Hong Kong officials in a spoof movie poster (pictured) doing the rounds on the internet. Subtitled 'The bumper giveaways affa ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/739965/officials-firing-line-two-tsangs-get-truly-gritty-makeover-spoof-movie-poster
  9. Tsang takes a swipe at 'negativity'

    Posted Jul 16th 2011, 12:00am

    ... the seriousness of problems such as poverty and housing and had tackled them two or three years ago. On Wednesday Tang said certain policies needed to be amended in light of public opinion. Tsang added, though, that Tang's remarks were in line with the government's position. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/973575/tsang-takes-swipe-negativity
  10. Testing the lines of duty

    Posted Sep 28th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Lai Ying-kit Legislators have urged the government to improve Hong Kong's communication channels in the wake of the Manila hostage crisis to help it better deal with other countries in emergencies. At a special meeting early this month, legislators e ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/725984/testing-lines-duty

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