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  1. 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 ...

  2. News - China

    Mainland restrictions to be lifted on Line and KakaoTalk, South Korean diplomat says

    Posted Aug 04th 2014, 01:29pm

    ... soon lift the restrictions it placed on the mobile messaging services Line and KakaoTalk, according to a Korean diplomat, but did not specify exactly when. Access to them and other popular ... have not lifted the blockage of KakaoTalk and Line, saying the situation is not resolved yet,” the diplomat was quoted as saying today by the Yonhap news agency. Kakao and Naver, the two South ...

  3. News - Hong Kong - WEALTH

    Hong Kong is multimillionaire capital of the world, says new study

    Posted Aug 06th 2014, 10:23am by Phila Siu

    ... for the poor through a sound retirement system," said Cheung, of the Labour Party. Some 19.6 per cent of the population is classified as poor since they fall below the government's poverty line of 50 per cent of median household income. Wong Hung, assistant professor of social work at Chinese University, said one reason for income disparity was that the city put too much emphasis ...

  4. 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 ...

  5. 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 ...

  6. Sport - Hong Kong

    China's Zhang joins Hong Kong Open line-up

    Posted Aug 02nd 2014, 12:25am

    ... Alvin Sallay alvin.sallay@scmp.com China No 2 Zhang Shuai has joined a promising line-up for the inaugural Prudential Hong Kong Tennis Open next month. World No 30 Zhang and Slovakian Dan ... of the world’s top female tennis players have confirmed coming for the tournament,” said Herbert Chow Siu-lung, president of the Hong Kong Tennis Association. The line-up also includes former French Open ...

  7. News - Hong Kong

    Poverty won't be tackled until more speak up for the poor, forum hears

    Posted Dec 13th 2013, 11:31pm by Jennifer Ngo

    ... in every five children is poor. The official poverty line is set at half the median household income. According to 2012 census statistics, a one-person household with an income of less than ... to policymaking LEO GOODSTADT Many of the poor actually work- half of the families who fall below the poverty line have at least one full-time worker. At least 644,000 people live in these "working ...

  8. News - Hong Kong - SOCIETY

    Tiny toilets to get bigger as residents complain of elbow room when spending a penny

    Posted Jan 14th 2014, 05:32pm

    ... Carol Cheung carol.cheung@scmp.com Bathrooms with barely any elbow space will extend by 30 per cent under a government proposal to bring some relief to residents on a public housing estate in Tuen Mun, lawmakers have heard. Works on the Po Tin Estate bath ...

  9. News - World - DISEASE

    Fatigue and fear hit staff on the Ebola front line in West Africa

    Posted Jul 31st 2014, 09:17pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Paris Medecins sans Frontieres rotates foreign staff, but locals don't have option Fatigue and fear hit staff on the Ebola front line Doctors, nurses ... in reality. They're the front line." "They often don't have the resources, they see colleagues dying, so I'm not surprised that some hospitals have been abandoned, ...

  10. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Talking points

    Posted Aug 20th 2014, 04:45am by STAFF

    ... Our editors will be looking ahead today to these developing stories... Poverty Commission discusses pension report The Commission on Poverty holds a meeting to discuss a report by University of Hong Kong academic Nelson Chow Wing-sun on retirement protection. Chow examined the costs, sustainability and funding options for six protection schemes. The government may unveil ...




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