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  1. Reading between the poverty lines

    Posted Sep 27th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... C.K Lau There's a world of difference between measuring poverty by how much one earns and how much one spends. Professor Wong Chack-kie and Assistant Professor Wong Hung, of the Chinese University's social work department, have found that if the poverty line is drawn at 50 per cent of median household income, then 20.3 per cent of Hong Kong families were poor ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/472012/reading-between-poverty-lines
  2. Noah's arks for the poor

    Posted May 28th 2004, 12:00am by Peter Kammerer

    ... it was all in the name of floating my solution to alleviating global poverty. No need to smash open your piggy bank or phone your nearest charity just yet- although if that is what is on your mind, I will not stop you. The crux of the problem is that rich people do not usually pay much attention to the poor. That was the message of the just-ended Global Conference on Scaling Up Poverty Reduction ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/457302/noahs-arks-poor
  3. Bold action needed to break poverty cycle

    Posted Dec 30th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... The plight of Hong Kong's poorest people has become difficult to justify and impossible to ignore. One in four children is estimated to live in poverty. Statistics suggest ... suggests it is listening to the public's concerns- and taking the problem more seriously. The chief executive revealed he intends to establish a poverty commission. This is a welcome ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/483679/bold-action-needed-break-poverty-cycle
  4. The new untouchables

    Posted Jan 11th 2004, 12:00am by Paul Moon, Paul Mooney

    ... to go to a shelter. An investigation by the Harbin city government found that fewer than 10 of every 100 beggars were on the street because of poverty. The survey determined that the majority ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/440852/new-untouchables
  5. Chengdu acts to get beggars off the street

    Posted Feb 28th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Jane Cai Chengdu has joined other major cities in launching an aggressive campaign to restrict begging in central areas. People living in the Sichuan provincial capital have been asked by the Civil Affairs Bureau not to give money to beggars and to report ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/446223/chengdu-acts-get-beggars-street
  6. Big seller

    Posted Jan 03rd 2004, 12:00am by Mutsuko Murakami

    ... Mutsuko Murakami Shinjuku is a famous, neon-glittering Tokyo district filled with shoppers, diners and fun-seekers. It is also a visible nest of the homeless, who typically reside in cardboard boxes close to buildings and at train stations. But lately, so ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/439851/big-seller
  7. Premier's dream is to eliminate poverty

    Posted May 07th 2004, 12:00am by Josephine Ma

    ... Josephine Ma in Brussels Eradicating poverty remains a difficult task despite the mainland's rapid economic growth, the premier says. He also conceded that statistics could not reflect the full extent of poverty in China. '[The poverty line of] 625 yuan [a year] is based on price levels in 2000,' Premier Wen Jiabao told a group of Chinese immigrants ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/454794/premiers-dream-eliminate-poverty
  8. Poverty campaign praised

    Posted Apr 26th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... David Fang The government's efforts to ease poverty have been praised by a UN official, but the real situation is clouded by shifting definitions of poverty, a State Council official ... the number of poor by 2015. Mr Kim was speaking at the opening of the commission's 16th session in Shanghai on Saturday. But last Thursday, an official with the State Council's anti-poverty ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/453470/poverty-campaign-praised
  9. Wen pledges massive poverty relief

    Posted May 27th 2004, 12:00am by Bill Savadove

    ... Bill Savadove in Shanghai Premier wants to help 30 million, but gives few details how Premier Wen Jiabao promised yesterday to lift 30 million mainlanders out of extreme poverty in 10 years. 'We will try to help a small portion of our population who still live in poverty have access to adequate food and clothing at an early date in the next 10 years,' he told a World ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/457233/wen-pledges-massive-poverty-relief
  10. Commission sought to tackle poverty

    Posted Mar 09th 2004, 12:00am by Mary Ann, Mary Ann Benitez

    ... Mary Ann Benitez A minimum wage and old-age pension are essential, say academics and NGOs A high-level commission is needed to map out long-term policies to end poverty, academics and NGOs yesterday told legislators who passed a motion supporting their call. Mak Kim-ho, of Oxfam Hong Kong, said: 'A poverty commission does not mean we are going to redistribute wealth. We need ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/447505/commission-sought-tackle-poverty

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