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  1. Trade, not aid, is the best way out of poverty

    Posted Jun 29th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... pledges. And a good thing, too. Paradoxically, the prospect of declining aid revenues could be a boon for people trying to escape poverty in developing nations. Rather than pandering to foreign ... tariffs and regulations that hamper business. Aid offers no incentive to change these. Removing them would do more to alleviate poverty than any foreign assistance. Trade is the surest known route ...

  2. Multi-pronged approach to poverty, minister says

    Posted Dec 13th 2010, 12:00am by Elaine Yau

    ... Elaine Yau Secretary for Labour and Welfare Matthew Cheung Kin-chung said the government is taking a multi-pronged approach to tackling poverty. He was responding on ATV show Newsline ... poverty. He said he would give details in Legco on Thursday of a work incentive scheme to pay HK$600 a month to eligible job-seekers. ...

  3. Elderly urge review of policies on poverty

    Posted Nov 15th 2010, 12:00am by Adrian Wan

    ... Adrian Wan More than 100 elderly people marched to the Central Government Offices yesterday, urging a review of policies on the city's ageing population and poverty among the elderly. A spokesman for the organisers said Hong Kong had about 290,000 elderly poor, who made up about one in three of all residents in poverty. That was the result of an ineffective pension system ...

  4. Poverty relief for ethnic minorities

    Posted Dec 23rd 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Zhuang Pinghui Beijing has pledged to channel more poverty relief funds and favourable policies towards ethnic minorities. The move is an attempt to erase the yawning wealth gap between ... in rural areas were living below the official poverty line, accounting for 54.3 per cent of the country's population of rural poor, he said. He added that the disposable income of urban ...

  5. Government must ease poverty

    Posted Nov 09th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... developed economy and billionaires. The wealth gap seriously impacts the international impression of Hong Kong. Poverty has a very harsh impact on children. As parents have to work long hours ... the poverty gap is closed, the better it will be for the whole community. Vicky Li, Leung Shek Chee College From the Editor Thank you for your letter, Vicky. It seems that people in Hong Kong want ...

  6. Plea for more allowances to relieve poverty

    Posted Sep 13th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Ng Yuk-hang More than 40 per cent of 185 respondents said dining out at McDonald's was a necessity in life, but 22 per cent said they could not afford it, according to a survey by the Comprehensive Social Security Assistance Alliance. Sixty per cent of the respondents said they felt that they were often or always in a state of poverty. Nearly half of the respondents said they could ...

  7. If we all band together we can tackle poverty

    Posted Sep 30th 2010, 12:00am by George Jones

    ... and with every year passing, it is looking less likely that every goal will be met. For example, extreme poverty has slightly lessened, but the number of hungry people globally has risen in the past ... Summit are kept then the benefits are endless for the people suffering from poverty. ...

  8. Walkers raise cash for war on poverty

    Posted Sep 03rd 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... at the Po Leung Kuk Jockey Club Tai Tong Holiday Camp in Yuen Long. It aims to raise HK$26 million to fight poverty. About 1,150 teams will participate in this year's Trailwalker, a major ... poverty. The message is: if we can complete this journey, it is possible for people to escape from poverty. Last year, three teams from the Hong Kong garrison of the Chinese People's ...

  9. Number of Hongkongers in poverty at record high

    Posted Oct 04th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Ng Yuk-hang A record number of Hongkongers are living in poverty, with 1.26 million people- or 18.1 per cent of the population- making less than HK$3,500 a month each. This the highest ... at least one family member in the workforce, which researchers said proves that employment might not alleviate poverty. The income gap has also widened in recent years. In 2007, the median income ...

  10. We must not tolerate this level of poverty

    Posted May 17th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... handouts and measures to alleviate poverty, we need to do more to help bring people up. Based on 24 indicators, the figures from the financial secretary's office put the number of people ... but using different criteria, they have previously shown poverty to be substantially worse. Whatever the real level, it is obvious that far too many people can't keep up with our economic ...




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