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  1. 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
  2. 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
  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. 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
  5. 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
  6. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    India takes a sensible first step towards economic reform

    Posted Jul 21st 2014, 03:59am by SCMP Editorial

    ... to be higher to drag hundreds of millions from poverty. Yet with millions of new school graduates joining the job market each year and an ever-widening gap between rich and poor, reforms must be about more than focusing on the 22 per cent of the population living below the poverty line. Financial constraints require fiscal prudence and spending within means. Modi's nationalist ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1556752/india-takes-sensible-first-step-towards-economic-reform
  7. 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
  8. News - China - RAILWAY

    China plans to extend Tibet railway line to India, Nepal borders by 2020

    Posted Jul 24th 2014, 02:01pm by Reuters in Beijing

    ... Reuters in Beijing Connections to the borders of India, Nepal on the drawing board as Beijing looks to extend the railway line linking Tibet to the northwest province of Qinghai China plans to extend a railway line linking Tibet with the rest of the country to the borders of India, Nepal and Bhutan by 2020 once an extension to a key site in Tibetan Buddhism opens, a state-run ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1558146/china-plans-extend-tibet-railway-line-india-nepal-borders-2020
  9. 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
  10. News - Hong Kong - TRANSPORT

    More delays for MTR passengers just hours after lightning sparked chaos on West Rail line

    Posted Jul 23rd 2014, 03:59am by Danny Mok, Ada Lee

    ... Ada Lee and Danny Mok Services on the MTR's Kwun Tong line were delayed on Wednesday morning due to a problem with the electronic signalling system, just a day after the West Rail line was disrupted for more than six hours after lightning damaged the same system. The problem on Wednesday affected the line between Choi Hung and Kowloon Bay after 9am and was fixed by 11am, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1557403/lightning-strikes-bring-chaos-mtrs-west-rail-line

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