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  1. News - Hong Kong - CITY BEAT

    Government plans united approach to beat poverty

    Posted Jan 13th 2014, 04:59am by Tammy Tam

    ... triggers new controversies on who should be helped and in what way? Leung earlier decided, for the first time in Hong Kong's history, to draw an official poverty line to identify who ... Tammy Tam Bless Hong Kong campaign brings community and business together to help those in need Government plans united approach to beat poverty In two days, Chief Executive Leung ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1404045/government-plans-united-approach-beat-poverty
  2. News - Asia - JAPAN

    ‘I’m putting my life on the line’: Video of Japanese politician crying goes viral

    Posted Jul 03rd 2014, 02:03pm

    ... sometimes sobbing so loud he was shouting. “I’m putting my life on the line.” A YouTube clip of the video drew nearly 1.8 million views, as of Thursday. Watch: Viral video of Japanese politician ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1545554/im-putting-my-life-line-video-japanese-politician-crying-goes-viral
  3. 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
  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. Comment - Insight & Opinion - IMMIGRATION

    Stop blaming immigrants for Hong Kong's poverty problems

    Posted Jan 03rd 2014, 11:00am by Stephen Vines

    ... below the poverty line. Instead of addressing this fundamental failure of government policy, the opportunists seek to turn this into a contest between the established poor and the newly arrived ... Stephen Vines Stephen Vines faults officials for ceding control over immigration policy Stop blaming immigrants for city's poverty problem Alarmists and self-seeking politicians ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1396488/stop-blaming-immigrants-hong-kongs-poverty-problems
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    All sectors in Hong Kong must join in fighting poverty

    Posted Dec 14th 2013, 05:18am by STAFF

    ... This was despite the introduction of the minimum wage. To the credit of Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying, his young administration has introduced a poverty line for Hong Kong. Experts may debate its ... SCMP Editorial All must join in poverty fight For far too long, poverty and the widening wealth gap have been neglected in our dominant political discourse. But since the global financial ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1380102/all-sectors-hong-kong-must-join-fighting-poverty
  9. Lifestyle - Family & Education - BETWEEN THE LINES

    Between the lines: The joy of book series

    Posted Jul 01st 2014, 09:41am by Annie Ho

    ... Annie Ho life@scmp.com Serialised stories open world of fun I am an advocate for parent-child reading, so my children are in the habit of bringing books to grown-ups for them to read out loud. In the past year, my eldest daughter has started to take books ...

    http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/family-education/article/1543649/between-lines-joy-book-series
  10. 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

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