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  1. News - Hong Kong - POVERTY

    200,000 households trapped below energy poverty line

    Posted Dec 21st 2012, 12:00am by Johnny Tam

    ... of his monthly income. Campaign group World Green Organisation said Yip was only one of many Hongkongers living "under the energy poverty line"- an international standard defined ... the Census and Statistics Department's 2011 census, the group estimated that over 210,000 households were living under the energy poverty line, on a monthly income of less than HK$4,000. Yu said ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1109318/200000-households-trapped-below-energy-poverty-line
  2. News - Hong Kong - SOCIETY

    Poverty Commission set to define poverty line

    Posted Dec 10th 2012, 12:00am by Jennifer Ngo

    ... COMMISSION TO DEFINE POVERTY LINE A recognised poverty line for Hong Kong should emerge after the Commission on Poverty's inaugural meeting today, a member of the body said. "It's ... tackling the poverty line, the first meeting is expected to cover the basic ground rules with "nothing new, but all necessary", Fisher said. He hoped the commission would be able to make ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1101607/poverty-commission-set-define-poverty-line
  3. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Defining poverty line for Hong Kong is just the first step

    Posted Oct 12th 2012, 12:00am by SCMP Editorial

    ... SCMP Editorial Poverty line is just the first step Leung Chun-ying appointed a task force to prepare for the revival of the Commission on Poverty even before he became chief executive. ... the handover. The group says the city will define a poverty line that will help shape policy for recognising and alleviating the plight of low earners and welfare recipients. Officials now acknowledge ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1059026/defining-poverty-line-hong-kong-just-first-step
  4. News - Hong Kong - POVERTY

    Children's rights group gives Hong Kong black mark

    Posted Jan 01st 2013, 12:00am by JOLIE HO

    ... the association operates, said Leung Chun-ying had taken some steps towards poverty alleviation since he took office. "[Leung] has taken a little action but has no big policy," Soco community organiser Sze Lai-shan said. She noted that the present administration admitted there was poverty in the city, while the previous one said only that there was a wealth gap. "Leung has promised ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1116874/childrens-rights-group-gives-hong-kong-black-mark
  5. News - Hong Kong

    Defining how much one needs is next step in poverty issue

    Posted Dec 11th 2012, 12:00am by Jennifer Ngo

    ... Kong is finally taking a baby step on the poverty issue: consensus on the poverty line is close, and it is expected to be set at 50 per cent of median income- meaning those living on less than half that amount are considered to be living in poverty. But details of the line- whose introduction is seen as an indication of the government taking a more serious stance on dealing ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1102375/defining-how-much-one-needs-next-step-poverty-issue
  6. News - Hong Kong

    Hong Kong's new poverty line wins wary support

    Posted Dec 11th 2012, 12:00am by Jennifer Ngo

    ... Jennifer Ngo jennifer.ngo@scmp.com In a city better known for conspicuous wealth, a new economic indicator will seek to determine just how many Hongkongers instead live in poverty Drawing a line under poverty After years of pleading and advocacy from grass-roots voices, Hong Kong is about to have its first official poverty line, decided by a panel of experts at the newly ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1102376/hong-kongs-new-poverty-line-just-first-step
  7. News - Hong Kong - LIVING STANDARDS

    Poverty level in Hong Kong to be defined

    Posted Sep 27th 2012, 12:00am by Jennifer Ngo

    ... Jennifer Ngo jennifer.ngo@scmp.com HK set to define poverty threshold The city will define a poverty line, taking a big step towards recognising and alleviating the plight of low-income earners, a government-appointed working group says. Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying's administration accepted the need to revive the Commission on Poverty, which his predecessor Donald Tsang ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1048098/poverty-level-hong-kong-be-defined
  8. News - Hong Kong

    Poverty hits mainland children in Hong Kong

    Posted Dec 13th 2012, 01:44pm by Phila Siu

    ... Phila Siu Poverty afflicts more than one-third of the children in mainland families that move to Hong Kong, according to a study released on Thursday. In families with one parent from 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. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1104374/poverty-hits-mainland-children-hong-kong
  9. News - Hong Kong - WELFARE

    Coldest Christmas Eve in 12 years to bring hardship to Hongkongers in poverty

    Posted Dec 24th 2012, 12:00am by Johnny Tam, Jennifer Ngo

    ... Johnny Tam and Jennifer Ngo Plunging temperatures raise concerns for city's 1.2 million people in poverty, with community group handing out free hot meals and clothes Coldest ... people living in poverty. The Observatory warned the minimum temperature could fall to as low as 10 degrees Celsius in urban areas- the coldest since 10.6 degrees in 2000. Forecasters issued ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1111730/coldest-christmas-eve-12-years-bring-hardship-hongkongers-poverty
  10. News - Hong Kong - CHARITY

    Charity shows reality of poverty

    Posted Nov 18th 2012, 12:00am by John Carney

    ... John Carney john.carney@scmp.com Crossroads Foundation sets up 'global village' to acquaint people with plight of downtrodden Programme shows reality of life in poverty A local ... refugee and poverty programmes. But this is only the start. "Initial designs are now in the planning for an earthquake simulation where you will be able to experience the equivalent ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1084926/charity-shows-reality-poverty

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