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  1. Poverty beat may pay Henry Tang a rich dividend

    Posted Jan 16th 2005, 12:00am by Chris Yeung

    ... CHRIS YEUNG The choice of Financial Secretary Henry Tang Ying-yen as the head of a government commission on poverty could not be more appropriate. As the top official in charge of economic and labour policies, he is in the best position to revisit existing policies to look for new ways to tackle the thorny issue of poverty. Raised in a wealthy family, Mr Tang will have a chance to see ...

  2. Poverty to top Tung's policy priorities

    Posted Jan 10th 2005, 12:00am by Chris Yeung, Jimmy Cheung

    ... Chris Yeung and Jimmy Cheung Don't expect handouts, sources say, the needy will be helped to help themselves The fight against poverty is expected to form a key plank in Tung ... said. The cornerstone of this policy will be the setting up of a top-level commission on poverty to be headed by Financial Secretary Henry Tang Ying-yen. The commission will adopt ...

  3. Government is listening, but it must take the lead

    Posted Jan 02nd 2005, 12:00am by Chris Yeung

    ... are living with the danger of epidemics and hunger, it seems ironic and surreal that the problem of poverty has drawn so much debate in our affluent city. It is not surprising that the organisers of one of the major rallies, originally scheduled for yesterday against poverty and in support of full democracy, deferred their protest action. As the terrible problems in the tsunami affected ...

  4. Truth or dare

    Posted Feb 20th 2006, 12:00am by Chris Yeung

    ... of poverty has become more complex and difficult to be resolved. Not surprisingly, contradictions over such issues as poverty and a fair tax system have surfaced as the economic and fiscal situation ...

  5. A big step in corporate giving

    Posted Oct 19th 2005, 12:00am by Chris Yeung

    ... big corporations. But there are so many SMEs here. [We thought], why not give them a chance to show their concern over poverty.' One of the donors said: 'Our clients are all ... in terms of resolving the city's poverty. But it signals a greater sense of awareness in society about what community engagement means. It is through engagement that people from different ...

  6. A swing of the pendulum

    Posted Jan 26th 2005, 12:00am by Chris Yeung

    ... of a high-level commission on poverty has also cooled the political heat on one of the three major themes of the rally. As the controversial plan to award the West Kowloon cultural district project ... the strong reaction from some of the middle class over the policy-address initiative on poverty. Even before the composition of the commission is made public, some middle-class callers to radio ...

  7. Thinking critically about next era of reform

    Posted May 06th 2009, 12:00am by Chris Yeung

    ... the three decades of reform, which resulted in phenomenal growth and a substantial reduction in poverty, China entered another important year- 2009- at least in symbolic terms. This comes amid ...

  8. Chief executive's right, he needs to deliver

    Posted Oct 19th 2008, 12:00am by Chris Yeung

    ... promised a change of governing style and action on 11 burning issues of public concern, including poverty and the environment. This mea culpa turned out to be his parting words to the Hong Kong ...

  9. Progress, but at what cost to the nation?

    Posted Oct 01st 2008, 12:00am by Chris Yeung

    ... malaise since 1949, Deng Xiaoping was convinced that the key to ending poverty and backwardness, and to pursuing modernisation, was to reform and integrate with the world by opening up. ...

  10. Steady as he goes

    Posted Jan 21st 2005, 12:00am by Chris Yeung

    ... the appointment of Financial Secretary Henry Tang Ying-yen as head of a commission on poverty was related to the power game, as the Tung term was near its end. 'When Mr Tung announced the poverty ... member, is widely tipped to be a contender for the top post. His new portfolio on the highly divisive issue of poverty has been seen as a blend of danger and opportunity in his pursuit of the top ...




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