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  1. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Whose line is it anyway? Pregnant woman battles hospital over right to keep umbilical cord blood

    Posted Sep 18th 2014, 04:22am by Ernest Kao, Emily Tsang

    ... Ernest Kao and Emily Tsang Hospitals under fire as mothers are prevented from storing blood for stem-cell treatments Rights row over policy on umbilical cord blood A pregnant woman is locked in a battle with the Hospital Authority over the right to keep t ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1594958/whose-line-it-anyway-hospitals-policy-umbilical-cords-provokes-rights
  2. News - China Insider - CHINA DIGEST

    Office worker stabbed to death; teacher dared boy to jump off building; row after line dance held on train; woman dog owner bites cop

    Posted Sep 18th 2014, 08:24pm by Staff Reporters

    ... reports. At about 8pm on Sunday passengers on a Dalian  to Shanghai service suddenly heard loud music coming from a carriage and about 20 women lined up and started dancing. Passengers said ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china-insider/article/1595474/office-worker-stabbed-death-teacher-dared-boy-jump-building-row
  3. 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
  4. News - Hong Kong - TRANSPORT

    Surprise new MTR line planned for Kwun Tong

    Posted Sep 18th 2014, 04:22am by FANNY FUNG, Phila Siu

    ... Fanny W. Y. Fung and Phila Siu However, there are fears the HK$27.5 billion project in the transport blueprint may never materialise due to geological obstacles Surprise new MTR line planned for Kwun Tong The hilly north of Kwun Tong is to get a new rail line under the government's latest transport blueprint- only the surprise announcement was greeted with concern ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1594877/surprise-new-mtr-line-planned-kwun-tong
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. News - Hong Kong

    Defining how much one needs is next step in poverty issue

    Posted Dec 11th 2012, 12:00am by Jennifer Ngo

    ... Kong is finally taking a baby step on the poverty issue: consensus on the poverty line is close, and it is expected to be set at 50 per cent of median income- meaning those living on less than half that amount are considered to be living in poverty. But details of the line- whose introduction is seen as an indication of the government taking a more serious stance on dealing ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1102375/defining-how-much-one-needs-next-step-poverty-issue
  8. 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
  9. 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
  10. Lifestyle - Arts & Culture

    Art collective's pink tears draw attention to Johannesburg's run down buildings

    Posted Sep 21st 2014, 11:07am by GDN

    ... housing for thousands of people living below the poverty line, which Arboleda believes contributes to "the climate of crime and fear" on the streets. Although crime rates are reported ...

    http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/arts-culture/article/1596021/art-collectives-pink-tears-draw-attention-johannesburgs-run

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