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  1. 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
  2. News - World

    Ferguson protests highlight growing US suburban underclass

    Posted Aug 19th 2014, 12:24am by BLOOM

    ... Bloomberg Violence highlights suburban poor A week of violence and protests in a town outside St Louis are highlighting how poverty is growing most quickly on the outskirts of America's cities, as suburbs have become home to a majority of the nation's poor. In Ferguson, Missouri, a community of 21,000 where the poverty rate has doubled since 2000, the dynamic has ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1576249/ferguson-protests-highlight-growing-us-suburban-underclass
  3. Business - Companies - SHIPPING

    Neptune Orient Lines considers sale or spin-off of logistics unit

    Posted Aug 21st 2014, 01:28am by JING YANG

    ... cash from logistics unit disposal Neptune Orient Lines, a Singapore-based container shipping and logistics company, is looking to sell or spin off its profitable subsidiary APL Logistics ... 10th-largest container shipping line by fleet size, according to Alphaliner. The move would quench the company's thirst for cash and help it trim some debts as NOL, like many of its rivals, has ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/companies/article/1577989/neptune-orient-lines-considers-sale-or-spin-logistics-unit
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. $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
  8. Panel won't draw the line on poverty

    Posted Feb 19th 2005, 12:00am by Klaudia Lee

    ... Klaudia Lee Social indicators will be devised to identify groups of people in need, instead of drawing a rigid poverty line, the financial secretary said yesterday, as a top-level body ... bureaus. Describing the meeting as constructive, Mr Tang said it was not practicable to use a single poverty line to define those in need. Comprehensive Social Security Assistance (CSSA) was just ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/489498/panel-wont-draw-line-poverty
  9. 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

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