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  1. Poverty line may go up, but will poor care?

    Posted Sep 04th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Zhuang Pinghui Zhang Yucai has no idea what a base poverty line is or how it affects him. He simply knows he is very poor. The 40-year-old military veteran, who fought in a border skirmish ... early last year. 'I'm living in a dangerous 50-year-old building and making ends meet with financial help from family and friends. I don't care if there is some poverty line ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/651360/poverty-line-may-go-will-poor-care
  2. Record number of people living under poverty line

    Posted Sep 28th 2009, 12:00am by Austin Chiu

    ... Austin Chiu The number of people living under the poverty line in the first half of the year reached a record high of 1.23 million, with the elderly and teenagers hit hard, a study showed. ... to be the most seriously poverty-stricken, with 32.1 per cent, or 270,000, living below the poverty line. The council expressed concern about poverty among young people between the ages of 15 and 24. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/693801/record-number-people-living-under-poverty-line
  3. Henry Tang to consider drawing poverty line

    Posted Jan 15th 2005, 12:00am by Polly Hui

    ... Polly Hui But the finance chief rejects calls for new commission to hold open meetings Financial Secretary Henry Tang Ying-yen yesterday pledged to consider setting up a poverty line, but rejected calls for meetings of a new poverty commission he heads to be open to the public. Mr Tang told a Legco finance subcommittee that the issue of a poverty line would be considered by the new ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/485538/henry-tang-consider-drawing-poverty-line
  4. Province battles dual nightmares: black skies, 1m below poverty line

    Posted Jun 22nd 2008, 12:00am by Shi Jiangtao

    ... 58 per cent of the provincial economic output. About 20 per cent of the province's total population, or 1.04 million people, live below the official poverty line, mostly in rural and mountain areas, with more than 60 per cent concentrated in the source regions of the Yangtze, Yellow and Lancang (Mekong) rivers. Eliminating poverty remained the biggest challenge ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/642534/province-battles-dual-nightmares-black-skies-1m-below-poverty-line
  5. $6.6b help for 21m below poverty line

    Posted Jul 29th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... per head. Those living below the poverty line in Hulun Buir, Inner Mongolia, received the lowest allowance in the country, just 22 yuan per month. The national average was 55 yuan per month. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/423189/66b-help-21m-below-poverty-line
  6. Drawing the poverty line

    Posted Aug 20th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... for those on welfare. The asset and income limits imposed on CSSA applicants are Hong Kong's de facto 'poverty lines'. ... is classed as poor, while the cut-off figures for households with two, three, four and five members are $6,300, $8,400, $9,500 and $9,950, respectively. But this way of defining poverty is rejected ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/467177/drawing-poverty-line
  7. When crime hits below the poverty line

    Posted Mar 30th 2007, 12:00am by Stephen Vines

    ... payments, which are declared to be totally adequate by well-heeled bureaucrats. In all likelihood, his assailant is also somewhere close to the bottom of the poverty line, because robbing old men ... in search of a few dollars to keep him from sinking into unbearable poverty. No doubt the self-righteous opponents of welfare assistance will proudly proclaim that this is what self-reliance is all ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/586968/when-crime-hits-below-poverty-line
  8. Tell-tale refusal to set poverty line for Hong Kong

    Posted Jan 27th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... In a letter last October I asked why the government did not set an official poverty line. Many others had asked the same question. The reply I got from the government was disappointing, ... (January 14). Chief Executive Tung Chee-hwa did not give a clear answer about where the poverty line should be drawn and also said '120,000 children are living on welfare payments'. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/487114/tell-tale-refusal-set-poverty-line-hong-kong
  9. 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
  10. 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

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