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  1. 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
  2. News - Hong Kong - POLICY ADDRESS

    CY policy address focuses on increased housing and poverty fight

    Posted Jan 15th 2014, 11:14am by Lai Ying Kit

    ... development. But he reckoned that the move should take into account impacts on the environment. Leung will end the halt on development in southern Pok Fu Lam after construction of new rail lines ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1406023/live-cy-leung-gives-his-second-annual-policy-address
  3. 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 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/1566125/mainland-restrictions-be-lifted-line-and-kakaotalk-south-korean-diplomat-says
  4. News - Hong Kong

    Poverty hits mainland children in Hong Kong

    Posted Dec 13th 2012, 01:44pm by Phila Siu

    ... the mainland, 37.2 per cent of children lived under the poverty line, said Professor Chou Kee-lee, associate head of the Department of Asian and Policy Study at the Hong Kong Institute of Education. When both parents are from the mainland, 42 per cent of the children live in poverty, he found. Chou used government figures for his study and set his poverty line at one-half the city’s median ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1104374/poverty-hits-mainland-children-hong-kong
  5. 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 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/1567439/hong-kong-multimillionaire-capital-world-says-new-study
  6. Comment - Insight & Opinion - THE VIEW

    Can party wean itself off growth at all costs?

    Posted Aug 18th 2014, 09:24am by Cathy Holcombe

    ... on track." It would seem hard to argue with growth that at one point remained above 10 per cent for a decade, pulling millions of Chinese out of dire poverty and creating an urban middle class. ... expanding would only lead to a more dreadful reckoning further down the line. However, it did not take long before China's new, supposedly more fiscally conservative leaders blinked. Beijing ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1575893/can-party-wean-itself-growth-all-costs
  7. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Does poverty have a female face in Hong Kong? We should find out

    Posted Oct 04th 2013, 12:00am by YAN-YAN YIP

    ... have an official poverty line. It has taken Hong Kong, a developed economy, a long time to officially acknowledge the issue and get the task completed. At the Commission on Poverty summit last Saturday, the chief secretary presented not only the official poverty line, but also the key findings of the 2012 report on poverty in Hong Kong. From now on, the government will publish a report ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1323620/does-poverty-have-female-face-hong-kong-we-should-find-out
  8. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    First, let's provide for the elderly poor in Hong Kong

    Posted Aug 24th 2014, 03:43am by Philip Bowring

    ... Philip Bowring Philip Bowring says before we tackle a future pension fund, it's vital to address the problem of old age poverty, the result of forces that have created such an unequal ... to be addressed. They are linked but have very different time scales. One is elderly poverty. The other is a scheme to provide for the future that meshes with the MPF. The most urgent is to address ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1579301/first-lets-provide-elderly-poor-hong-kong
  9. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    City will pay high price if it ignores problem of poverty

    Posted Aug 31st 2013, 12:00am by SCMP Editorial

    ... growth would eventually trickle down to the grass roots. But the lack of an officially recognised poverty line makes it difficult to determine whether the needy have fallen through the safety net. Thankfully, Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying recognises the need for a poverty line, details of which will be announced when a poverty summit is held in September. Where to draw the line ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1300836/city-will-pay-high-price-if-it-ignores-problem-poverty
  10. 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 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/sport/hong-kong/article/1564617/chinas-zhang-joins-hong-kong-open-line

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