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  1. News - China - GAMBLING

    Gambling takes hold in Guangdong as punters bet to escape poverty

    Posted Mar 02nd 2014, 05:44am by He Huifeng

    ... in the grip of gambling fever In a village in Chaozhou in eastern Guangdong, where most residents earn their living cultivating oranges, at least half a dozen card tables line a short street. ... of bookmakers, some of whom traded the drudgery of the assembly lines at local ceramics factories for the excitement of placing bets over the internet for a growing number of overseas and mainland ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1438208/gambling-takes-hold-guangdong-punters-bet-escape-poverty
  2. 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
  3. News - China Insider - CHINA DIGEST

    Office worker stabbed to death; teacher dared boy to jump off building; row after line dance held on train; woman dog owner bites cop

    Posted Sep 18th 2014, 08:24pm by Staff Reporters

    ... reports. At about 8pm on Sunday passengers on a Dalian  to Shanghai service suddenly heard loud music coming from a carriage and about 20 women lined up and started dancing. Passengers said ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china-insider/article/1595474/office-worker-stabbed-death-teacher-dared-boy-jump-building-row
  4. News - Hong Kong - TRANSPORT

    Surprise new MTR line planned for Kwun Tong

    Posted Sep 18th 2014, 04:22am by FANNY FUNG, Phila Siu

    ... Fanny W. Y. Fung and Phila Siu However, there are fears the HK$27.5 billion project in the transport blueprint may never materialise due to geological obstacles Surprise new MTR line planned for Kwun Tong The hilly north of Kwun Tong is to get a new rail line under the government's latest transport blueprint- only the surprise announcement was greeted with concern ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1594877/surprise-new-mtr-line-planned-kwun-tong
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. News - Hong Kong - POVERTY

    Give more elderly Hongkongers social security benefits to reduce poverty: study

    Posted Aug 19th 2014, 04:18am by VICTORIA ANN DUTHIE

    ... Victoria Ann Duthie victoria.duthie@scmp.com To reduce poverty among older people, new research suggests the most effective approach would be letting more into the existing system Expand ... But it would lower the poverty rate for Hong Kong's elderly to 19 per cent by 2041 from the current 23 per cent, said Professor Chou Kee-lee. Chou, head of the institute's Department of Asian ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1576264/expand-existing-social-security-reduce-old-age-poverty-study-says
  8. 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
  9. Lifestyle - Arts & Culture

    Art collective's pink tears draw attention to Johannesburg's run down buildings

    Posted Sep 21st 2014, 11:07am by GDN

    ... housing for thousands of people living below the poverty line, which Arboleda believes contributes to "the climate of crime and fear" on the streets. Although crime rates are reported ...

    http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/arts-culture/article/1596021/art-collectives-pink-tears-draw-attention-johannesburgs-run
  10. News - Hong Kong - POVERTY

    Children's rights group gives Hong Kong black mark

    Posted Jan 01st 2013, 12:00am by JOLIE HO

    ... the association operates, said Leung Chun-ying had taken some steps towards poverty alleviation since he took office. "[Leung] has taken a little action but has no big policy," Soco community organiser Sze Lai-shan said. She noted that the present administration admitted there was poverty in the city, while the previous one said only that there was a wealth gap. "Leung has promised ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1116874/childrens-rights-group-gives-hong-kong-black-mark

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