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  1. 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, ...

  2. 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 ...

  3. Tackling poverty

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

    ... Chief Executive Tung Chee-hwa has promised to set up a commission to tackle poverty. The decision is a marked departure from his long-standing policy. Will such a commission really work? Write to us, share your views. ...

  4. Body to tackle poverty is given go-ahead by Tung

    Posted Dec 29th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Staff Reporter Decision is a major departure from his long-standing policy A commission is to be set up to tackle poverty, Chief Executive Tung Chee-hwa said yesterday. Mr Tung said he endorsed public demand for a body to be formed to address poverty issues. 'I will actively consider and appoint representatives from outside the government [to the commission]. The commission ...

  5. 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 ...

  6. Searching for life after the death of HK manufacturing

    Posted Sep 24th 2007, 12:00am by Jake Van Der Kamp

    ... was to host a big new talk shop, the Asian Financial Forum, at their Wan Chai exhibition palace. It featured a long list of talkers, some of them even recognisable, and on Friday they all lined up ... in line with the mission statement than financial services are. Ah... a bit of a problem again... the merchandising of merchandise exports has become very product specific. If you don't know ...

  7. Exco chief ready to discuss resigning

    Posted Sep 19th 2011, 12:00am

    ... 'I will only unveil my platform after I have officially announced my bid.' He said at the forum yesterday he had lined up a 'major social service organisation' a year ago to prepare the plan. But he would not say which organisation he had been in discussions with. He described worsening poverty as the 'deepest conflict' faced by the city. Leung denied he had ...

  8. Focus on the poor

    Posted Jan 11th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... What is your advice to the commission which Chief Executive Tung Chee-hwa is expected to announce in his policy address as part of his government's fight against poverty? Share your views: write to us ...

  9. Restore trust in our core values

    Posted Mar 25th 2012, 12:00am

    ... and electrical goods. To the 18 per cent of people living below the poverty line, this revelation may be less than welcome. No civil servant, under the stringent rules on official gifts, would ...

  10. A good return after six years on front line

    Posted Jul 13th 2008, 12:00am by Chris Yeung

    ... Chris Yeung An expert in finance, Frederick Ma Si-hang knows the formula for successful investment: buy low and sell high. He applied it to his political career. When he quit as commerce and economic development minister on Friday after six years in gover ...




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