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  1. News - Hong Kong - MINIMUM WAGE

    No need to peg poverty line with minimum wage, says review commission

    Posted Sep 20th 2013, 12:00am by Phila Siu, Ernest Kao

    ... Phila Siu and Ernest Kao Head of group reviewing minimum wage says its focus is on living wage for working poor, not general poverty alleviation Peg to poverty line 'not necessary' The commission responsible for reviewing the minimum wage will take into account the soon-to-be-announced official poverty line, but says there is no need to peg the two levels. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1313234/no-need-peg-poverty-line-minimum-wage-says-review-commission
  2. News - Hong Kong - POLICY

    Set clear goals in fight against poverty: think tank

    Posted Jan 25th 2013, 12:00am by Tony Cheung

    ... effectiveness, a pro-government think tank has said. The Bauhinia Foundation Research Centre chairman Donald Li Kwok-tung said that although he welcomed the proposals, such as drawing up a poverty line ... "Quantitative targets basically mean more than just a poverty line," said Li. "Productivity is definitely a target [that could help] … It means if you are targeting less-skilled workers, do we ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1135380/set-clear-goals-fight-against-poverty-think-tank
  3. News - Hong Kong

    Hong Kong's new poverty line wins wary support

    Posted Dec 11th 2012, 12:00am by Jennifer Ngo

    ... a line under poverty After years of pleading and advocacy from grass-roots voices, Hong Kong is about to have its first official poverty line, decided by a panel of experts at the newly ... and the increasing impossibility of climbing up the social ladder have made Hong Kong a tougher and colder concrete jungle for its poorest citizens. The launch of an official poverty line, expected to be set ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1102376/hong-kongs-new-poverty-line-just-first-step
  4. News - China

    One in 4 elderly Chinese living below poverty line, landmark study finds

    Posted May 31st 2013, 09:24am by Jeanette Wang

    ... on her hands. About one in three Chinese elderly report having poor health, and nearly one in four have consumption levels below the poverty line, according to findings released today from ... per capita consumption levels below the government’s new poverty line (2,433 yuan per year). Overall, elderly poverty is high compared to the rest of the population: 23 per cent of the elderly ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1250311/one-4-elderly-chinese-living-below-poverty-line-landmark-study-finds
  5. News - Hong Kong - LIVING STANDARDS

    Poverty level in Hong Kong to be defined

    Posted Sep 27th 2012, 12:00am by Jennifer Ngo

    ... Jennifer Ngo jennifer.ngo@scmp.com HK set to define poverty threshold The city will define a poverty line, taking a big step towards recognising and alleviating the plight of low-income ... recognised standard will be used in establishing the poverty line," said Ho, who is also director of right's group the Society for Community Organisation. He said the Leung administration ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1048098/poverty-level-hong-kong-be-defined
  6. News - Hong Kong - POVERTY

    Officials to have 'rough idea' of Hong Kong poverty line by July

    Posted Jan 22nd 2013, 10:51am by Colleen Lee

    ... Colleen Lee colleen.lee@scmp.com Secretary for Labour and Welfare Matthew Cheung Kin-chung said the Commission on Poverty would have a “rough idea” on how the city’s first poverty line should be set in six months. Pegging the poverty line with the monthly median household income could be “a starting point”, he said on Tuesday morning. He also expressed hopes that Hong ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1133691/officials-have-rough-idea-hong-kong-poverty-line-july
  7. News - Hong Kong - SOCIAL SERVICE

    One in three old people in Hong Kong are living below the poverty line

    Posted Jan 27th 2013, 12:00am by Jennifer Ngo

    ... Jennifer Ngo jennifer.ngo@scmp.com One in three old people are living below the poverty line and the number is expected to grow unless a long-term retirement plan is established More ... plans. The council's latest six-monthly report shows that one in three elderly people are living below the poverty line. It is the first time the number of poor elderly has edged above ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1136870/one-three-old-people-hong-kong-are-living-below-poverty-line
  8. News - Hong Kong

    Hong Kong poverty line expected to be set within three months

    Posted Jan 28th 2013, 12:13pm by Emily Tsang

    ... Emily Tsang emily.tsang@scmp.com An official poverty line is expected to be drawn within three months, said a leading professional, as a board of government-appointed experts prepared ... Secretary Carrie Lam Cheng Yuet-ngor has said on Sunday that a poverty line will be set up in October to help quantify the poverty-stricken population for a focused analysis. Chow also suggested ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1137804/hong-kong-poverty-line-expected-be-set-within-three-months
  9. News - Hong Kong - POVERTY

    Relief measures for the poor after poverty line established: Carrie Lam

    Posted Jan 28th 2013, 12:00am by LAUREN HO, Phila Siu

    ... Lauren Ho and Phila Siu Poverty line in sight for long-term poor relief More long-term relief measures for the poor will be rolled out in the next policy address after a poverty line is established later this year, Chief Secretary Carrie Lam Cheng Yuet-ngor has said. "A poverty line will be set up in October to help quantify the poverty-stricken population for a focused ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1137384/relief-measures-poor-after-poverty-line-established-carrie-lam
  10. News - Hong Kong

    Poverty line will be drawn this year, Matthew Cheung Kin-chung promises

    Posted Jan 22nd 2013, 12:00am by Jennifer Ngo

    ... Jennifer Ngo jennifer.ngo@scmp.com Pledge to draw poverty line this year Hong Kong's official poverty line will be drawn this year, welfare chief Matthew Cheung Kin-chung promised ... Cheung said. He said that the government's step towards drawing a poverty line showed that the administration was determined to tackle the issue. "The [poverty] line will help us ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1133230/poverty-line-will-be-drawn-year-matthew-cheung-kin-chung-promises

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