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  1. Tang keeps silent on poverty body's future

    Posted May 04th 2007, 12:00am by Audrey Parwani

    ... Audrey Parwani Speculation is mounting over whether the Commission on Poverty will be disbanded under the next government, but chairman Henry Tang Ying-yen stopped short of confirming ... and recommended the way forward. The paper recommends that the newly announced bureau oversee poverty alleviation issues that are currently tackled by the commission. But Mr Tang avoided confirming ...

  2. In need

    Posted May 08th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Should the Commission on Poverty be disbanded after its final report next month, or should it be given an extra two years to follow through on proposed measures, as members have suggested? Write to us. ...

  3. Poverty panel seeks more time to see ideas through

    Posted May 07th 2007, 12:00am by Jimmy Cheung

    ... Jimmy Cheung The top-level panel set up to tackle poverty should have its tenure extended for at least two more years so that it can follow through on measures proposed, members have suggested. The Commission on Poverty is to be disbanded after it submits a final report to the government next month. The commission, one of Tung Chee-hwa's final initiatives before he stepped ...

  4. Boom times mask a growing wealth divide

    Posted Oct 08th 2007, 12:00am by Petti Fong

    ... over issues like poverty and homelessness and transport. House values rise, but the numbers of people who can't afford homes have also gone up. Roads are promised for cars to meet ... not everyone is fuelled up by the optimism in the economy. Immigrants have high poverty rates compared with non-immigrant residents despite many having higher levels of education. Recent immigrant ...

  5. Children living in poverty also emotionally deprived: survey

    Posted Oct 17th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Joshua But Child welfare advocates have called for an all-encompassing approach to help poverty-stricken children after a study found nearly 80 per cent of them lack support from their families or the emotional or social means to develop. The survey, conducted in late September, interviewed 421 children whose families live in poverty and measured their deprivation through nine ...

  6. Crude slum houses to be gone 'in three years'

    Posted Sep 19th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Alice Yan The central government has vowed to get rid of all 'tin-and-timber houses' - common in slums - in three years in an effort to clean up mainland cities. Vice-minister of Construction Qi Ji told a meeting last week in Liaoning that Beiji ...

  7. Rural areas still feeling pinch from poverty

    Posted Oct 18th 2007, 12:00am by Klaudia Lee

    ... in absolute poverty or survive on a meagre income. The report, released to coincide with World Anti-Poverty Day, also revealed that 13.7 per cent of the rural population in the western region, where development has long lagged behind other areas, faced such a plight. A total of 21.4 million people were living in absolute poverty last year, on earnings of less than the official poverty line of 683 ...

  8. Hundreds in Hong Kong join global call for end to poverty

    Posted Oct 18th 2007, 12:00am by Colleen Lee, Martin Wong

    ... Colleen Lee and Martin Wong More than 500 people packed into a community hall in Sham Shui Po yesterday for the International Day for the Eradication of Poverty, while nearby 80 activists called for action against hardship in Hong Kong. They were joining millions of people globally in the 'Stand Up and Speak Out' campaign to call for action against poverty ...

  9. Call to revive poverty commission rejected

    Posted Nov 01st 2007, 12:00am by Colleen Lee

    ... Colleen Lee The labour and welfare minister has declined to re-establish the commission on poverty, even though legislators passed a motion urging the government to do so. The motion, moved by legislator Frederick Fung Kin-kee, urged the government to come up with more comprehensive policies on poverty alleviation by re-establishing the commission, which was disbanded ...

  10. Poverty to be targeted in policy address

    Posted Oct 06th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Denise Hung Chief executive to unveil raft of measures to help the poor Donald Tsang Yam-kuen is set to launch a new campaign to alleviate poverty, this time aimed at getting business ... Programme' with HK$150 million in funding to strengthen district-based poverty alleviation work and promote self-reliance among disadvantaged groups. The programme included support for social ...




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