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  1. 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
  2. News - China - GAMBLING

    Gambling takes hold in Guangdong as punters bet to escape poverty

    Posted Mar 02nd 2014, 05:44am by He Huifeng

    ... in the grip of gambling fever In a village in Chaozhou in eastern Guangdong, where most residents earn their living cultivating oranges, at least half a dozen card tables line a short street. ... of bookmakers, some of whom traded the drudgery of the assembly lines at local ceramics factories for the excitement of placing bets over the internet for a growing number of overseas and mainland ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1438208/gambling-takes-hold-guangdong-punters-bet-escape-poverty
  3. 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
  4. News - Asia - PHILIPPINES

    ‘Amerasian’ children of war face poverty and stigma in Philippines

    Posted Jun 26th 2014, 10:39pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Angeles Those fathered by American soldiers experience a lonely cycle of hardship and marginalisation without parents Children of war face poverty and stigma When ... down in 1992. My heart broke. I resigned my fate to never finding my father BEIRUT CALAGUAS, AN ‘AMERASIAN’ Like so many others, Calaguas has endured a life of discrimination and poverty, while ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1541236/amerasian-children-war-face-poverty-and-stigma-philippines
  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. Comment - Insight & Opinion - MY TAKE

    Can we ever get rid of poverty?

    Posted Dec 14th 2013, 05:18am by Alex Lo

    ... to disagree with him. The way the government has now drawn the poverty line- those earning less than half of median monthly household income- is comparative. So it's almost by definition you will always have someone below it. The new poverty line equates to HK$3,600 for a single worker and HK$11,500 for a family of three. After discounting existing benefits paid in cash, some 403,000 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1380026/can-we-ever-get-rid-poverty
  7. News - China - AGRICULTURE

    Six years on, farmer who received famed visit by Li Keqiang still living in debt and poverty

    Posted Feb 25th 2014, 04:35pm by MANDY ZUO

    ... to Li's orders, the Enshi government in Hubei framed an ambitious plan to relocate at least 6,000 people living under the poverty line each year starting from last year. The full relocation ... child was born. There may be one bright spot for Fu's family: relocating to downtown Longfeng, designated as the site of a national poverty-alleviation pilot project spurred by Li's ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1434914/six-years-farmer-who-received-famed-visit-li-keqiang-still-living-debt
  8. Lifestyle - Arts & Culture

    Thin line between apes and humans

    Posted Jul 12th 2014, 08:37pm by Mathew Scott

    ... States, these movies celebrated heroes who conquered their fears, reached across racial lines, and fought for justice and equality.” Eric Greene Greene says that during the course of his research, ... celebrated heroes who conquered their fears, reached across racial lines, and fought for justice and equality. That's a very strong message about what's truly heroic and admirable ...

    http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/arts-culture/article/1551921/thin-line-between-apes-and-humans
  9. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Carrie Lam faces critics on government's approach towards poverty

    Posted Oct 30th 2013, 04:27am by Jennifer Ngo

    ... Jennifer Ngo jennifer.ngo@scmp.com Carrie Lam faces critics on poverty approach Armed with an official poverty line and a vow to tackle the problem of low-income families, Chief Secretary Carrie Lam Cheng Yuet-ngor said the government was "committed to dealing with poverty" but it could never be completely eradicated- a line lawmakers did not buy. Facing the Legislative ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1343064/carrie-lam-faces-critics-governments-approach-towards-poverty
  10. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Olympic Games a silver lining for Brazil after World Cup humiliation

    Posted Jul 12th 2014, 04:35am by SCMP Editorial

    ... SCMP Editorial Silver lining for humbled Brazil Trust finance hard-heads to find some good in Brazil's failure to win the World Cup, or even reach the final (on Monday Hong Kong time). The traumatic shock to the national psyche of this unthinkable eventuality, so the argument goes, will damage the re-election chances in October of President Dilma Rousseff, whose policies ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1552409/olympic-games-silver-lining-brazil-after-world-cup

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