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  1. Attacking the root of terror: poverty

    Posted Dec 30th 2003, 12:00am by Sunanda Kisor Datta-Ray

    ... languish in conditions of extreme poverty. Their anger fuels the other discontents of the age. This core problem belied the optimistic predictions of the UN Millennium Summit held in September ... the poverty net annually instead of the anticipated 30 million. There is no question of making the promised dent in poverty by 2015. Some areas are worse off than in 2000. Since 75 per of the poorest ...

  2. Farmers sinking deeper into poverty

    Posted Nov 13th 2003, 12:00am by Josephine Ma

    ... villages in mountainous Yunnan province, during which he said he was struck by their extreme poverty. 'From my experience of having been in poor parts of the Hebei plains [in northern China] ... to write on rocks.' Professor Friedman blamed poor governance, bad policies and history for the poverty being so deeply entrenched in the local economy. He said agricultural policies under Mao ...

  3. Poverty must not be a barrier to learning

    Posted Sep 11th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... where less funding translates into lower-quality teaching and means students leave school earlier - perpetuating a cycle of poverty in which there should instead be opportunities for those who ...

  4. Surge in extreme poverty rate

    Posted Aug 25th 2003, 12:00am by Patsy Moy

    ... The number of households surviving on less than $4,000 a month has doubled since 1997 Nearly 200,000 families in Hong Kong are living in what social workers describe as extreme poverty ... that an additional 100,000 families are now living in extreme poverty. And 604,000 families, or 23.2 per cent of all families in Hong Kong, are living with a monthly income of $8,000 or less. International ...

  5. Facing up to poverty

    Posted Aug 23rd 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Once absent from Hong Kong, 'poverty' is a word that recently has been on the lips of most people. Picture these two extremes: while some people drive a Mercedes Benz to work, thousands live in cage dwellings and manage on $15 daily. What is wrong with Hong Kong? A growing number of people have been living under the poverty line in the past 25 years. One reason ...

  6. 23pc of HK households fall into the poverty trap

    Posted Aug 25th 2003, 12:00am by Patsy Moy

    ... The wealth gap in Hong Kong is widening, with the number of families living below the poverty line increasing sharply since the handover. Latest government statistics show that 604,000, ... six years ago to the present figure of 145,100. According to international standards, the poverty line should be set at half the median household income. The number of families with less than ...

  7. Education the key to breaking poverty cycle

    Posted Nov 07th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Millions of rural migrants flood China's cities each year and the move involves the toughest of economic bargains. They leave behind poverty and stagnation for factory, construction ... If migrant labourers are trapped in a cycle of poverty made worse by their murky residence status, their children are similarly trapped by their lack of equal access to education. The report points ...

  8. Food handouts revive spectre of 1950s poverty

    Posted Oct 27th 2003, 12:00am by Patsy Moy

    ... Patsy Moy More people are being forced to seek meals from charities Fears are growing that Hong Kong is heading towards levels of poverty not seen for half a century. Increasing numbers ... system since 1999 had discouraged the needy from applying for government help. 'People are being forced to resort to the food bank to temporarily relieve hunger and poverty,' Dr Wong ...

  9. Hu puts accent on reducing poverty

    Posted Oct 22nd 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Allen T. Cheng in Bangkok President uses his first press conference to stress the drive for 'common prosperity' Millions of people must be lifted out of poverty before China can ... in Bangkok. China had made significant progress in reducing poverty, the president said, but many workers had been laid off by state-owned firms and millions of city-dwellers were living in poverty ...

  10. Sea of poverty sinking East Timor's dream of nationhood

    Posted Dec 03rd 2003, 12:00am by Peter Kammerer

    ... on security- not poverty, the biggest impediment to East Timor's future. The nation is the poorest in Asia and ranked among the least developed in the world, on a par with the African country ... Mr de Groot said. 'We don't seem to have any on poverty eradication or alleviation. All we're after is security at the moment and Iraq fits into that mould. East Timor ...




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