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  1. 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
  2. Business - Companies - THE INTERVIEW

    Snapdeal founder's silver linings playbook'

    Posted Jul 26th 2014, 01:39am by BIEN PEREZ

    ... 'India's Alibaba' head finds silver lining Kunal Bahl, the co-founder and chief executive of Indian e-commerce titan Snapdeal, is a big believer in finding the silver lining in every cloud. ... with my best friend," he told the South China Morning Post. "I saw the silver lining." From Alibaba, I learned the value of building a powerful ecosystem KUNAL BAHL, SNAPDEAL ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/companies/article/1559365/snapdeal-founders-silver-linings-playbook
  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

    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
  5. Lifestyle - Fashion & Watches

    Watchmakers and luxury jewellers blur the lines

    Posted Jul 25th 2014, 01:49am by Abid Rahman

    ... the two. Of course, there have been companies that, for much of their history, straddled the line between watchmaker and jeweller. Cartier first found fame as a jeweller and today it is highly ...

    http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/fashion-watches/article/1558280/watchmakers-and-luxury-jewellers-blur-lines
  6. News - Hong Kong - SOCIETY

    South Asian community mired in poverty

    Posted Dec 28th 2013, 02:59am by SHIRLEY ZHAO

    ... of the respondents fell below the recently established poverty line. The Hong Kong Diocesan Pastoral Centre for Workers, which interviewed people using its relief services in October and November, said ... median of HK$27,000 stated in a recent government report, and below the poverty line for a four-member family. The centre said South Asian families had an average of 4.5 members, which meant ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1391230/south-asian-community-mired-poverty
  7. 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
  8. News - Hong Kong - WELFARE

    Set target for poverty relief, say Labour Party lawmakers

    Posted Oct 03rd 2013, 12:00am by Jennifer Ngo

    ... the city's first official poverty line at half of the median household income, or HK$3,600 for a single person and HK$14,300 for a family of four. But the government ruled out setting a target ... the government's stance was "completely unacceptable" and that failing to set a target defeated the purpose of defining a poverty line. Chief Secretary Carrie Lam Cheng Yuet-ngor reiterated ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1322985/set-target-poverty-relief-say-labour-party-lawmakers
  9. 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
  10. News - Hong Kong - WEALTH

    One in 38 Hongkongers is a US dollar millionaire, wealth study reveals

    Posted Jul 25th 2014, 12:49pm by James Griffiths

    ... under the poverty line," Chung said. "As more people are earning more from Hong Kong, many people in [the city] are not able to share the fruits of this prosperity." In March, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1558909/one-38-hongkongers-us-dollar-millionaire-wealth-study-reveals

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