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  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. News - China Insider - Morning Clicks

    China news round-up: County poverty lists to be scrapped, Putin to visit Beijing in May

    Posted Jan 29th 2014, 07:53am by Patrick Boehler

    ... Patrick Boehler patrick.boehler@scmp.com Trending topics on weibo CCTV Spring Festival Gala line-up Movie iPartment 4 Tennis player Li Na China Mobile's 4G service Visa exemptions   Politics Caixin New anti-poverty policies include setting up a mechanism that would eventually remove counties from an official poverty list, allowing subsidies to benefit people who really need ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china-insider/article/1416382/china-news-round-county-poverty-lists-be-scrapped-putin-visit
  4. News - World - IRAQ

    Town on front line of fight to defend Kurdish capital from jihadis hunkers down

    Posted Aug 10th 2014, 06:44am by MCT

    ... Kurdish town hunkers down The main front line between militants from the Islamic State and Kurdish fighters defending their capital, Arbil, was pitch-black. Local residents had either fled or had turned off their lights and were staying indoors while the militants shelled the Kurdish lines and US and Iraqi aircraft responded with air strikes. Once a bustling strip of homes, markets ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1570179/town-front-line-fight-defend-kurdish-capital-jihadis-hunkers-down
  5. News - Hong Kong - SOCIAL SERVICES

    Carrie Lam defends HK$3 billion poverty allowance after criticism

    Posted Jan 17th 2014, 10:59am by Tanna Chong

    ... when determining eligibility, which is set at income that falls below the poverty line of 50 per cent of median household income (HK$22,500). But Lam responded: “We better wait for [the] labour ... Tanna Chong tanna.chong@scmp.com New scheme will slow down or stop Hongkongers from slipping into social welfare net, chief secretary says The new poverty alleviation initiative ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1407516/carrie-lam-defends-hk3-billion-poverty-allowance-after-criticism
  6. News - World - DISEASE

    Message from the front line: West Africa’s Ebola fight is a failure

    Posted Aug 08th 2014, 09:54pm by NYT

    ... McClatchy-Tribune in Washington Humanitarian group chief says frontline disease fighters desperately need international support West Africa's Ebola fight is a failure, US legislators told In stark, often chilling US congressional testimony, an offici ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1569377/message-front-line-west-africas-ebola-fight-failure
  7. 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
  8. News - China - GOVERNMENT

    For some rural officials, being deemed a poverty-stricken county is a cause for celebration

    Posted Jan 13th 2014, 04:53am by Zhang Hong

    ... to farmers who fall below the official national poverty line of earning 2,300 yuan (HK$2,925) a year or less. But making the list can mean receiving millions of yuan in handouts. "Counties ... officials ride the poverty gravy train To get rich is glorious, late leader Deng Xiaoping said, but to some county officials, staying poor has advantages. As part of its efforts to alleviate ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1404197/some-rural-officials-being-deemed-poverty-stricken-county-cause
  9. News - Hong Kong - TOURISM

    Shopping mall wants to build Hong Kong's first zip line on The Peak

    Posted Aug 06th 2014, 04:35pm by Amy Nip

    ... Amy Nip amy.nip@scmp.com New idea for thrill seekers … down the line A shopping centre and leisure complex on The Peak is seeking permission to build the city's first zip line on its ... to be operated by Canadian-based firm Flightlinez for five years. A zip line is an aerial runway consisting of a pulley suspended on an inclined cable. Users, propelled by gravity, travel down the cable ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1567662/shopping-mall-wants-build-hong-kongs-first-zip-line-peak
  10. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    There's a silver lining even as retail sales take a downturn

    Posted Aug 06th 2014, 04:35am by SCMP Editorial

    ... SCMP Editorial Silver lining in retail downturn The city's retail scene stood to win or lose from policies that impact on mainlanders who throng our shopping malls. On one hand, President Xi Jinping has led a crackdown on corruption that targets extravagance and conspicuous consumption. On the other, the central government has introduced selective measures to stimulate ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1567221/theres-silver-lining-even-retail-sales-take-downturn

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