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  1. 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
  2. News - Hong Kong - POVERTY

    Give more elderly Hongkongers social security benefits to reduce poverty: study

    Posted Aug 19th 2014, 04:18am by VICTORIA ANN DUTHIE

    ... Victoria Ann Duthie victoria.duthie@scmp.com To reduce poverty among older people, new research suggests the most effective approach would be letting more into the existing system Expand ... But it would lower the poverty rate for Hong Kong's elderly to 19 per cent by 2041 from the current 23 per cent, said Professor Chou Kee-lee. Chou, head of the institute's Department of Asian ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1576264/expand-existing-social-security-reduce-old-age-poverty-study-says
  3. 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 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1142779/getting-facts-poverty-crucial-first-step
  4. 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 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/979093/1-5-live-below-poverty-line-welfare-body-says
  5. 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 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/963824/poverty-line-moves-leaving-100m-below-it
  6. Sport - Rugby

    Charities harness excesses of the Sevens to tackle poverty in Hong Kong

    Posted Mar 30th 2014, 09:16pm by Rachel Jacqueline

    ... awareness that more needs to be done to support the underprivileged- most people have no idea that 25 per cent of people in Hong Kong live under the poverty line," said De la Fuente. Last year ... Rachel Jacqueline How rugby can help fight poverty The money spent at the Sevens over the weekend, where corporate boxes cost upwards of half a million dollars, is simply mind-boggling. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/sport/rugby/sevens/article/1461119/charities-harness-excesses-sevens-tackle-poverty-hong-kong
  7. Magazines - Style - HAUTE

    Hugh Jackman attends launch of Montblanc's new luxury collection

    Posted Aug 07th 2014, 10:33pm by Vivian Chen

    ... the brand's made-in-Italy premium line of leather goods, Montblanc gave guests a glimpse of the origins of quality leather. Veteran craftsmen demonstrate different skills to create the line of leather ... it and enjoyed it. When I was a child, my dreams were being able to travel, having a job that allows me to travel. And here I am. You are involved in a lot of social causes to alleviate poverty. Why? My ...

    http://www.scmp.com/magazines/style/article/1562716/hugh-jackman-attends-launch-montblancs-new-luxury-collection
  8. News - World

    Ferguson protests highlight growing US suburban underclass

    Posted Aug 19th 2014, 12:24am by BLOOM

    ... Bloomberg Violence highlights suburban poor A week of violence and protests in a town outside St Louis are highlighting how poverty is growing most quickly on the outskirts of America's cities, as suburbs have become home to a majority of the nation's poor. In Ferguson, Missouri, a community of 21,000 where the poverty rate has doubled since 2000, the dynamic has ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1576249/ferguson-protests-highlight-growing-us-suburban-underclass
  9. Business - Companies - SHIPPING

    Neptune Orient Lines considers sale or spin-off of logistics unit

    Posted Aug 21st 2014, 01:28am by JING YANG

    ... cash from logistics unit disposal Neptune Orient Lines, a Singapore-based container shipping and logistics company, is looking to sell or spin off its profitable subsidiary APL Logistics ... 10th-largest container shipping line by fleet size, according to Alphaliner. The move would quench the company's thirst for cash and help it trim some debts as NOL, like many of its rivals, has ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/companies/article/1577989/neptune-orient-lines-considers-sale-or-spin-logistics-unit

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