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  1. News - Hong Kong - SOCIETY

    'Working poor' problem will plague Hong Kong for decades, professor warns

    Posted Nov 19th 2014, 03:35am by Jennifer Ngo

    ... as a survey conducted on the young in the last two months finds expensive housing, low academic qualifications and a narrow job market are perceived as major reasons for poverty. Community Care Fund chairman Dr Law Chi-kwong said the issue of the working poor would be a main task for the government's Commission on Poverty. A team would be formed to deal with it, Law said, ...

  2. News - Hong Kong - SOCIETY

    Hopes of revival for dying trade of street hawking in Hong Kong

    Posted Nov 23rd 2014, 06:46am by Jennifer Ngo

    ... meetings. "Supermarkets, which are owned by large corporations, will soon become the only choice [for shoppers]. If you see the issue from the point of view of poverty alleviation, culture ...

  3. News - Hong Kong

    Poverty won't be tackled until more speak up for the poor, forum hears

    Posted Dec 13th 2013, 11:31pm by Jennifer Ngo

    ... Jennifer Ngo jennifer.ngo@scmp.com Growing inequality took centre stage at the final 'Redefining Hong Kong' debate with calls for tackling poverty to have a higher priority Why aren't more thinking about the poor? How one of the world's most prosperous cities manages to let nearly a fifth of its population exist in poverty is a question that bothers many. Bad ...

  4. News - Hong Kong - POVERTY

    Participants in SCMP poverty debate tell government to focus on education

    Posted Dec 14th 2013, 05:29am by Jennifer Ngo

    ... Jennifer Ngo jennifer.ngo@scmp.com Panel tells government to focus on education Education is the long-term key to tackling poverty in Hong Kong but immediate efforts must be made by the government to treat welfare as an entitlement rather than a handout. That was the message from panellists taking part in this year's final SCMP Redefining Hong Kong debate yesterday. Speakers ...

  5. News - Hong Kong - ETHNIC MINORITIES

    Study finds 51pc of Pakistanis in Hong Kong live in poverty

    Posted Dec 11th 2013, 05:25am by Jennifer Ngo

    ... Jennifer Ngo jennifer.ngo@scmp.com Study finds one in every four people from six ethnic groups in the city is poor Pakistanis feel sting of poverty in Hong Kong The financial plight of Rehena Iffa's family of four, including her parents, is typical of that of many other Pakistanis in Hong Kong, where 51 per cent of them live in poverty. No other ethnic minority has ...

  6. News - Hong Kong - WELFARE

    Tackling poverty in Hong Kong

    Posted Sep 29th 2013, 12:00am by Ernest Kao, Jennifer Ngo

    ... Ernest Kao and Jennifer Ngo With a poverty threshold now established in the city, the challenge is on to meet the needs of the 1.3 million Hong Kongers who are living below it Tackling poverty below the line More than a century after the concept was first developed, Hong Kong finally has a poverty line. The city's first official poverty threshold was formalised yesterday, ...

  7. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Carrie Lam faces critics on government's approach towards poverty

    Posted Oct 30th 2013, 04:27am by Jennifer Ngo

    ... Jennifer Ngo jennifer.ngo@scmp.com Carrie Lam faces critics on poverty approach Armed with an official poverty line and a vow to tackle the problem of low-income families, Chief Secretary Carrie Lam Cheng Yuet-ngor said the government was "committed to dealing with poverty" but it could never be completely eradicated- a line lawmakers did not buy. Facing the Legislative ...

  8. News - Hong Kong - WELFARE

    Set target for poverty relief, say Labour Party lawmakers

    Posted Oct 03rd 2013, 12:00am by Jennifer Ngo

    ... for poverty relief, lawmakers say Labour Party lawmakers want the government to set a target of halving the number of people who are living in poverty within four years. A summit last weekend set the city's first official poverty line at half of the median household income, or HK$3,600 for a single person and HK$14,300 for a family of four. But the government ruled out setting a target ...

  9. News - Hong Kong - DEPRIVATION

    New study says 1.47 million 'poor and deprived' in Hong Kong

    Posted Nov 02nd 2013, 04:30am by Jennifer Ngo

    ... raises number living in poverty to 1.47m About one in five Hongkongers lives a poor and deprived life, struggling to afford three square meals a day and shut out of normal social interaction, a new study reveals. Said to be more comprehensive than the government's poverty report released in September, the joint study by British and Hong Kong academics paints a bleaker picture ...

  10. News - Hong Kong - PROFILE

    Looking out for all our futures: Nelson Chow

    Posted Sep 01st 2014, 05:55am by Jennifer Ngo

    ... Jennifer Ngo jennifer.ngo@scmp.com Nelson Chow rose from poverty to become one of the city's most respected social work experts. Will a universal pension be his legacy? Looking out ... there will be resistance to any change, but doing nothing will not solve the old-age poverty problem," Chow said of criticism of his proposal. Either way, its fate is out of his hands, and he insists ...




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