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  1. 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
  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. Lifestyle - Family & Education - BETWEEN THE LINES

    Between the lines: explaining Easter's message to children

    Posted Apr 22nd 2014, 10:45am by Annie Ho

    ... Annie Ho life@scmp.com Beyond a crucifixion fixation: explaining Easter's message to children To me, Easter is all about children's games, arts and crafts. This year's activities included making Easter bonnets, egg decorating, and countless ...

    http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/family-education/article/1493650/between-lines-explaining-easters-message-children
  4. Comment - Letters

    Pilot scheme would help couples on lower incomes own a home

    Posted Apr 24th 2014, 03:47am by LETTERS

    ... for this group in our community should be given proper recognition, besides that given to the needs of the elderly and of families below the poverty line. We suggest that the Housing Authority plans ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/letters/article/1495386/pilot-scheme-would-help-couples-lower-incomes-own-home
  5. 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
  6. News - Hong Kong - TOURISM

    On the tourism front line, low-paid shop staff set HK$1 million monthly sales target

    Posted Apr 20th 2014, 05:27am by Amy Nip

    ... Amy Nip amy.nip@scmp.com Low basic pay and high sales targets criticised by trade union, which says cost-cutting bosses make it hard for store staff to earn commission Hard life for staff on tourism front line Hong Kong's tourism industry may be in the midst of an unprecedented boom, but frontline workers aren't sharing in the benefits- with store staff set sales targets ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1489963/tourism-front-line-low-paid-shop-staff-set-hk1-million-monthly-sales
  7. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Does poverty have a female face in Hong Kong? We should find out

    Posted Oct 04th 2013, 12:00am by YAN-YAN YIP

    ... have an official poverty line. It has taken Hong Kong, a developed economy, a long time to officially acknowledge the issue and get the task completed. At the Commission on Poverty summit last Saturday, the chief secretary presented not only the official poverty line, but also the key findings of the 2012 report on poverty in Hong Kong. From now on, the government will publish a report ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1323620/does-poverty-have-female-face-hong-kong-we-should-find-out
  8. 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
  9. News - China

    China's formula to reduce poverty could help developing nations

    Posted Mar 29th 2013, 12:00am by Toh Han Shih

    ... countries China's formula to reduce global poverty China has earned a reputation as the world's factory, exporting everything from cheap toys to high-end electronics. But it can now offer an even more valuable export - its formula for reducing poverty. World Bank figures show that some 600 million Chinese have been taken out of poverty in the past 30 years. UN World Food Programme ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1202142/chinas-formula-reduce-poverty-could-help-developing-nations
  10. Comment - Letters

    End pointless posturing on poverty

    Posted Oct 11th 2013, 12:00am

    ... End this pointless political posturing on the perils of poverty The debate on poverty in Hong Kong is heating up again on the back of the Hong Kong government's declaration of an official poverty line. The reality is, there's already more than enough of a safety net in Hong Kong for the underprivileged - unlike the poor in third-world countries, no legitimate resident ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/letters/article/1328949/end-pointless-posturing-poverty

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