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  1. 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 ...

  2. Comment - Letters

    Letters to the Editor, October 6, 2014

    Posted Oct 06th 2014, 03:49am by LETTERS

    ... being something along the lines of: Hong Kong people are ostensibly happy with the current electoral system being led by a Beijing-anointed chief executive and government; or Hong Kong people ... line when the launch of Occupy Central was announced. Officers used pepper spray and tear gas, which caused many Hongkongers to express their resentment towards the force. There were many ...

  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 ...

  4. 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 ...

  5. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Lawmaker Peter Cheung plans time off to have stomach tumour treated

    Posted Oct 25th 2014, 03:44am by Joyce Ng

    ... on labour, social welfare and poverty issues, including standard working hours, population policy, services for the elderly and mentally ill, and social integration for ethnic minorities.   ...

  6. 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 ...

  7. News - China - HIGH-SPEED RAILWAYS

    High-speed rail line connecting Xinjiang and Gansu set to open

    Posted Sep 30th 2014, 12:55pm by He Huifeng

    ... He Huifeng huifeng.he@scmp.com The line involves 1,776km of track, includes Qinghai and will cut the travel time between Lanzhou and Urumqi from 12 hours to eight The first high-speed ... Xinjiang’s capital, from 40 hours to less than 20. The report did not mention the exact date the first train would run. The 1,776km of track, which will be the longest high-speed railway line ...

  8. Sport - Soccer - UEFA CHAMPIONS LEAGUE

    Diego Costa to lead line for Chelsea in Lisbon despite hamstring worry

    Posted Sep 30th 2014, 11:25am

    ... Reuters Jose Mourinho will gamble on Spanish striker's fitness In-form striker Diego Costa will start for Chelsea, despite a troublesome hamstring, in the Champions League Group G clash against Sporting Lisbon on Tuesday, manager Jose Mourinho said. ...

  9. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Talking points

    Posted Oct 17th 2014, 04:55am by STAFF

    ... to Scotland during the campaign leading up to Scotland's independence referendum last month.   International day against poverty is marked The United Nations' International Day for the Eradication of Poverty has been observed annually on October 17 since 1993 to promote awareness of poverty and destitution around the world. Poverty remains a key priority for the UN's Millennium ...

  10. 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 ...




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