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  1. 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 ...

  2. 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 ...

  3. 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'. ...

  4. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Leung Chun-ying takes a pragmatic line in policy address

    Posted Jan 16th 2014, 12:43am by SCMP Editorial

    ... SCMP Editorial Leung takes a pragmatic line If Leung Chun-ying's maiden policy address last year articulated his vision of what he wanted his government to achieve, his second yesterday adopted a more pragmatic approach aimed at producing practical results. The focus on poverty relief will deliver them. Last year the chief executive's main message was homes ...

  5. News - Hong Kong - PUBLIC EYE

    Legislators can solve the problem of poverty

    Posted Oct 02nd 2013, 12:00am by Michael Chugani

    ... Michael Chugani Old and poor. Rich Hong Kong has about 300,000 such people. Last week's drawing of a poverty line exposed this shame. They scavenge cardboard boxes to survive. They live in caged bed spaces. Some sleep on the streets. Do you know why one out of three old people are poor and why this number keeps growing? Because our political leaders - both before ...

  6. News - Hong Kong - POVERTY

    Bad government policy worsens poverty, says ex-adviser Goodstadt

    Posted Sep 28th 2013, 12:00am by Jennifer Ngo

    ... colonial to current times - for squandering the city's riches. The book's publication is timely. The city will today set its first official poverty line - set at half the median household ... Jennifer Ngo jennifer.ngo@scmp.com Bad policy worsens poverty, says ex-adviser New poverty has emerged in Hong Kong thanks to a decade and a half of bad government policies, says a former ...

  7. 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 ...

  8. $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. ...

  9. Magazines - Money - Money no object

    The Garia Mansory Currus blurs the line between golf cart and go-kart

    Posted Apr 06th 2014, 10:28pm by TIFFANY AP

    ... Hunter-Reay. However, its latest model with German car customiser Mansory- which outfits many of the world's top car brands including Aston Martin, Rolls-Royce and Bentley- blurs the lines between ...

  10. News - Asia - INDIA

    India's likely next leader Modi seen implementing Thatcher-like reforms

    Posted Apr 07th 2014, 04:43am by Reuters

    ... draw a line under decades of socialist economics, cut welfare and reduce the role of government in business. The BJP is due to unveil detailed economic plans today and is expected to make ... subsidies," Debroy said. Instead, the government should focus on building infrastructure to ease poverty, he said. An attack on welfare would mark an ideological shift. Although India adopted ...




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