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  1. 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 ...

  2. 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 ...

  3. News - World - GENTRIFICATION

    New York's High Line transforms grimy rail line into hip walkway

    Posted Sep 22nd 2014, 05:12am by AP

    ... Associated Press in New York The New York project brings in visitors, but some businesses are unhappy about rising rents From grimy rail line to hip walkway The last stretch of New York's High Line park opened yesterday, completing one of the United States' most distinctive urban transformations: abandoned elevated rails that have been turned into a linear oasis ...

  4. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Getting facts on poverty is crucial first step

    Posted Feb 04th 2013, 12:00am by STAFF

    ... SCMP Editorial Facts on poverty crucial first step Governments need facts and figures to do the job of governing properly. Hong Kong's lack of an officially recognised poverty line ... statistic. Secretary for Labour and Welfare Matthew Cheung Kin-chung's recent announcement that a poverty line would be defined by the end of the year is understandably welcome. Following Chief ...

  5. 1 in 5 live below poverty line, welfare body says

    Posted Sep 15th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Jennifer Ngo jennifer.ngo@scmp.com Almost a fifth of Hongkongers live below the poverty line, according to a report compiled by a welfare body that has proposed a seven-point agenda ... alleviation and housing. Christine Fang Meng-sang, council chief executive, said central and local planning was needed. 'With so many living below the poverty line in a cosmopolitan city like ...

  6. Poverty line moves up, leaving 100m below it

    Posted Apr 01st 2011, 12:00am

    ... of people officially in poverty to 100 million. The number of poor now stands at 26.88 million. The poverty line is expected to be raised by almost a third to 1,500 yuan (HK$1,782) a year, from ... in poverty rebound to 100 million, said Professor Zheng Fengtian, from Renmin University's school of agriculture and rural development. 'There have been calls for a higher poverty line ...

  7. Comment - Insight & Opinion - MY TAKE

    Beijing shifts from indulgence to hard line on Hong Kong

    Posted Sep 22nd 2014, 04:17am by Alex Lo

    ... Alex Lo alex.lo@scmp.com Beijing's indulgence shifts to hard line Among foreign diplomats and China specialists, there is a virtual consensus that so long as President Xi Jinping remains in office, Beijing will take a hard line towards Hong Kong. But how hardline is hardline? Xi has, domestically, gone after "flies and tigers" as well as taken on scores ...

  8. Comment - Letters

    Letters to the Editor, September 20, 2014

    Posted Sep 20th 2014, 04:40am by LETTERS

    ... modern city, but the wealth gap is continuing to grow and there are many people living below the poverty line. The Commission on Poverty has not done enough to tackle the problem. It should not only set a poverty line, but also think of solutions to help the poorer members of society improve their lives. It should work at the grass-roots level to help move people out of subdivided ...

  9. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    From college activism to the democracy front line

    Posted Sep 20th 2014, 04:37am by Joyce Ng

    ... Joyce Ng joyce.ng@scmp.com From college activism to the democracy front line The young leader of the group which organises the annual July 1 democracy rally says his is a job that no one else would want. Civil Human Rights Front convenor Johnson Yeung Ching-yin's latest battle is to get the police and government departments to agree to a starting venue for an October ...

  10. Sport - Soccer - ITALIAN SERIE A

    Juventus provide stern test for Milan's back line

    Posted Sep 19th 2014, 10:37pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Milan Filippo Inzaghi's men hope to plug their leaky defence when they host title holders in San Siro clash Juventus provide stern test for Milan's back line AC Milan host Juventus in a top-of-the-table clash today that could add impetus to their bid to erase two nightmare seasons- if the Rossoneri can plug the holes at the back. Under new ...




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