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  1. 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 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/484942/poverty-top-tungs-policy-priorities
  2. Chief criticised over wealth-gap stance

    Posted Jan 15th 2007, 12:00am by Jimmy Cheung

    ... Jimmy Cheung Legislators say he is not taking poverty issues seriously Lawmakers yesterday criticised Chief Executive Donald Tsang Yam-kuen for questioning the use of a world poverty index ... that living standards for the poor had worsened. Speaking on City Forum, Civic Party vice-chairman Fernando Cheung Chiu-hung criticised Mr Tsang for not taking poverty issues seriously. 'The ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/578696/chief-criticised-over-wealth-gap-stance
  3. Chamber chief hits at minimum wage laws

    Posted Aug 22nd 2005, 12:00am by Jimmy Cheung

    ... bodies. Writing in the chamber's magazine The Bulletin, Mr Eldon said a minimum wage was not the solution to alleviating poverty. Poverty was a community-wide problem that needed sacrifices ... or cut staff. The solution to poverty was to create more jobs and to raise the qualifications of the workforce. Setting maximum working hours would not make sense for most jobs. 'Someone who ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/513132/chamber-chief-hits-minimum-wage-laws
  4. Developers to be targeted on march

    Posted Dec 10th 2004, 12:00am by Jimmy Cheung

    ... Jimmy Cheung New Year's Day protest to focus on poverty and alleged pro-business bias Activists are hoping tens of thousands of people will turn out for a New Year's Day rally targeting poverty and alleged collusion between government and big business. The organisers said they believed the controversies over the West Kowloon cultural hub and the planned demolition ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/481532/developers-be-targeted-march
  5. Tsang urged to hasten reforms before address

    Posted Sep 19th 2006, 12:00am by Jimmy Cheung

    ... makers and opinion leaders wanted Mr Tsang to address environmental issues in his policy speech. While poverty and economic integration with the mainland also ranked high on the respondents' ... poverty and quality of education. They also were concerned with Hong Kong's risk of losing its international flavour. Executive councillor Anthony Cheung Bing-leung, one of the panellists ...

    http://www.scmp.com/node/564529
  6. Tung urged to drop balanced-budget target

    Posted Aug 08th 2003, 12:00am by Jimmy Cheung

    ... Welfare groups call for a commission to tackle poverty Social welfare groups yesterday urged Chief Executive Tung Chee-hwa to abandon the target of achieving a balanced budget by 2006-07, saying people were already burdened by the economic downturn. The representatives also called for a high-level commission to tackle poverty, after Hong Kong's growing gap between rich ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/424159/tung-urged-drop-balanced-budget-target
  7. Unionist raises stakes on low pay

    Posted Sep 25th 2006, 12:00am by Jimmy Cheung

    ... as dereliction of duty. It is shame on him that instead of tackling the problem of work poverty and rising income inequality, he tried to brush off advocates of a minimum wage like me ...

    http://www.scmp.com/node/565270
  8. Surprise spending initiative unveiled

    Posted Mar 28th 2006, 12:00am by Anita Lam, Jimmy Cheung

    ... of a children's development fund. Mr Tang announced the transport subsidy yesterday after a Commission on Poverty meeting, and said commission members had endorsed the scheme. Details of the scheme, ... the Commission on Poverty's objective to address cross-generation poverty.' Some lawmakers said Mr Tang's post-budget lobbying had never been so intense and they believed he was prepared ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/542264/surprise-spending-initiative-unveiled
  9. These shortcomings... have undermined the credibility of our policy-making capability and ability to govern

    Posted Jan 13th 2005, 12:00am by Jimmy Cheung

    ... Chee-hwa pledged to enhance 'people-based governance' to address 11 burning issues of public concern, including poverty and the environment, over the last 2-1/2 years of his term. ... Tung outlined policy directions in response to 11 areas of public concern, including unemployment, poverty, pollution, education and the West Kowloon cultural hub. Constitutional development ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/485211/these-shortcomings-have-undermined-credibility-our-policy-making-capability-and
  10. These shortcomings... have undermined the credibility of our policy-making capability and ability to govern

    Posted Jan 13th 2005, 12:00am by Jimmy Cheung

    ... including poverty and the environment, over the last 21/2 years of his term. In a six-paragraph self-criticism delivered during his policy address, Mr Tung said he and his team had been indecisive ... enough in identifying underlying problems and providing solutions. Mr Tung outlined policy directions in response to 11 areas of public concern, including unemployment, poverty, pollution, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/485320/these-shortcomings-have-undermined-credibility-our-policy-making-capability-and

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