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  1. $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
  2. 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
  3. 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
  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. Drawing the poverty line

    Posted Aug 20th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... for those on welfare. The asset and income limits imposed on CSSA applicants are Hong Kong's de facto 'poverty lines'. ... is classed as poor, while the cut-off figures for households with two, three, four and five members are $6,300, $8,400, $9,500 and $9,950, respectively. But this way of defining poverty is rejected ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/467177/drawing-poverty-line
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Above all, retirement scheme for Hong Kong must be fair and affordable

    Posted Sep 09th 2014, 02:15pm by DAVID LUI

    ... benefits. Thus, the MPF scheme can provide only short-term retirement protection at best. Last year, 43.5 per cent of the elderly population aged 65 and over were living below the poverty line. But even when cash assistance provided by various social security measures is taken into account, one in three elderly is still living in poverty. Currently, one million of Hong Kong's ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/article/1588545/above-all-retirement-scheme-hong-kong-must-be-fair-and-affordable
  9. 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
  10. News - Asia - CORRUPTION

    New graft chief John Sevilla in front line against corruption at Philippines customs

    Posted Sep 03rd 2014, 09:58pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Manila A new chief is making changes at a Philippines body that has a culture of bribery and extortion Graft customary at Manila customs Standing near mountains of goods destined to be smuggled through the Philippines' biggest port, the nation's customs chief admits that being on the front line of the president's war on graft ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1584581/john-sevilla-front-line-against-corruption-philippines-customs

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