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  1. News - Hong Kong - SOCIETY

    Tiny toilets to get bigger as residents complain of elbow room when spending a penny

    Posted Jan 14th 2014, 05:32pm

    ... Carol Cheung carol.cheung@scmp.com Bathrooms with barely any elbow space will extend by 30 per cent under a government proposal to bring some relief to residents on a public housing estate in Tuen Mun, lawmakers have heard. Works on the Po Tin Estate bath ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1405457/bigger-bathrooms-help-tuen-mun-residents-breathe-more-easily
  2. News - Asia - PHILIPPINES

    ‘Amerasian’ children of war face poverty and stigma in Philippines

    Posted Jun 26th 2014, 10:39pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Angeles Those fathered by American soldiers experience a lonely cycle of hardship and marginalisation without parents Children of war face poverty and stigma When ... down in 1992. My heart broke. I resigned my fate to never finding my father BEIRUT CALAGUAS, AN ‘AMERASIAN’ Like so many others, Calaguas has endured a life of discrimination and poverty, while ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1541236/amerasian-children-war-face-poverty-and-stigma-philippines
  3. News - Hong Kong - SOCIETY

    Poverty line set too low for people living alone: Oxfam

    Posted Jun 17th 2014, 06:46pm by LO WEI

    ... Lo Wei wei.lo@scmp.com Call to review minimum wage after study finds basic cost of living for one-member households is double the estimate of official poverty line Above the poverty line, still in poverty The government has drawn its poverty line for adults living alone at just half their actual cost of living, a leading charity says. Oxfam Hong Kong calculated the basic monthly ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1534810/oxfam-calls-minimum-wage-be-raised-hk35-hour
  4. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Reduce poverty to end families' reliance on child labour

    Posted Jun 12th 2014, 04:12am by SALLY KO

    ... the problem will persist. Poverty plays a key role in driving children to work. In fact, some poor children are actually grateful for the work because it keeps them fed. The latest ILO figures ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1530208/reduce-poverty-end-families-reliance-child-labour
  5. News - World - POVERTY

    UN replaces millennium poverty plan with sustainable development goals

    Posted May 26th 2014, 10:32pm by NYT

    ... poverty and global child mortality rates have been halved from their 1990 levels, but progress has been uneven between regions and countries, especially in health and education. In some parts ... think tank. Unlike the Millennium Development Goals, which focused on straightforward objectives such as alleviating extreme poverty, guaranteeing access to primary education and reducing ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1519447/un-replaces-millennium-poverty-plan-sustainable-development-goals
  6. News - China - DIPLOMACY

    China should get Nobel Peace Prize for poverty relief success: Norway's richest man

    Posted May 09th 2014, 02:55pm by Andrea Chen

    ... Andrea Chen Andrea.chen@scmp.com China deserved a Nobel Peace Prize for successfully lifting nearly one fifth of the world population out of poverty, Norway’s richest man told a local ... of poverty”, an achievement “that qualifies for the Nobel Peace Prize”. “China is constantly evolving and is about to become the world’s economic superpower,” he was quoted by the paper as saying ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1508253/china-and-norway-continue-play-peace-prize-politics-dalai-lama-snubbed
  7. News - Hong Kong - PROFILE

    New head of anti-poverty campaign says Hongkongers must help themselves

    Posted Apr 07th 2014, 04:54am by Stuart Lau

    ... Stuart Lau stuart.lau@scmp.com Leonie Ki, who believes people have to help themselves, is to head the government campaign to alleviate poverty 'Hong Kong has reached a critical ... initiatives. Ki's latest act of public service is to oversee Bless Hong Kong, the government's poverty-alleviation campaign. Launched by the Commission on Poverty in February, the campaign ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1466513/new-head-government-anti-poverty-campaign-says-people-have-help
  8. Sport - Rugby

    Charities harness excesses of the Sevens to tackle poverty in Hong Kong

    Posted Mar 30th 2014, 09:16pm by Rachel Jacqueline

    ... Rachel Jacqueline How rugby can help fight poverty The money spent at the Sevens over the weekend, where corporate boxes cost upwards of half a million dollars, is simply mind-boggling. But for one local charity, harnessing the event's excesses brings much-needed funds to alleviate poverty in Hong Kong. Mission Possible raises millions for four local charities each year ...

    http://www.scmp.com/sport/rugby/sevens/article/1461119/charities-harness-excesses-sevens-tackle-poverty-hong-kong
  9. News - Hong Kong - POVERTY

    Reform of CSSA welfare payments urged to bring people out of poverty

    Posted Oct 07th 2013, 12:00am by Jennifer Ngo

    ... Jennifer Ngo jennifer.ngo@scmp.com Critics say CSSA system is outdated and offers those in poverty too little Welfare reform to ease poverty urged After setting Hong Kong's first poverty line, the government is under renewed pressure to reform the social security net, which critics say is outdated. About 235,600 people receiving the Comprehensive Social Security Allowance ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1326054/reform-cssa-welfare-payments-urged-bring-people-out-poverty
  10. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Sizing up poverty in Hong Kong

    Posted Sep 30th 2013, 12:00am by Carrie Lam

    ... Carrie Lam Carrie Lam says setting Hong Kong's first official poverty line is only the start of the massive work of providing targeted, effective help to ensure the fruits of economic growth are shared by all A helping hand Publication of Hong Kong's first official poverty line at the Commission on Poverty summit on Saturday marked a significant step forward ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1320690/sizing-poverty-hong-kong

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