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  1. News - Hong Kong - CHARITY

    Elderly go hungry to aid homeless children

    Posted Sep 03rd 2014, 03:41am by Arthur Chan

    ... little … After the occupation, I raised eight children by working as a hawker, selling congee." She said her own poverty was the motivating force behind her decision to take part ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1583965/elderly-go-hungry-aid-homeless-children
  2. News - Hong Kong - SOCIETY

    Planning to have a baby in Hong Kong? That'll cost you HK$5.5m

    Posted Sep 02nd 2014, 04:03am by SAMUEL CHAN

    ... Kim-wah, assistant professor of applied social sciences at Polytechnic University. He fears it may make relative poverty in the city even more pronounced. "Parents in Hong Kong have ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1583164/planning-baby-thatll-be-hk55m
  3. Business - Economy - JAKE'S VIEW

    Retire these amateurish efforts at pension reform

    Posted Sep 01st 2014, 02:33pm by Jake Van Der Kamp

    ... developments in Hong Kong, members [of the commission on poverty] agreed that it has to be taken forward prudently and that more time is needed to examine the report and discuss relevant issues ... tomorrow. Proper respect and care for the aged, however, is far less important than pouring concrete. The commission on poverty obviously recognised this indubitable truth and balked at the cost. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/economy/article/1582903/retire-these-amateurish-efforts-pension-reform
  4. 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 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1582339/looking-out-all-our-futures-nelson-chow
  5. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    In search of this generation's Lion Rock spirit

    Posted Sep 01st 2014, 03:40am by LARRY AU

    ... is to relish life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. The implications of these foundational principles are far-reaching. In France, poverty is constructed as a rupture of the social fabric, thereby ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1581794/search-generations-lion-rock-spirit
  6. Comment - Insight & Opinion - JAKE'S VIEW

    Don't change listing rules until lawyers have to change theirs

    Posted Aug 31st 2014, 05:23am by Jake Van Der Kamp

    ... nothing beats boring companies that do boring things. They make you money. IT loses you money. Don't believe me? Welcome to poverty. And let's get it straight about Alibaba, too. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1581986/dont-change-listing-rules-until-lawyers-have-change-theirs
  7. News - China Insider - MARTIAL ARTS

    Chinese kung fu masters battle over inheritance of Yip Man's Wing Chun legacy

    Posted Aug 27th 2014, 03:22pm by Patrick Boehler and Vicky Feng

    ... rediscovered the master’s story and introduced it to a global audience. Though born into a rich family in Foshan, Guangdong in 1893, Ip later endured poverty and repression in the warlorlds' ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china-insider/article/1581106/chinese-kung-fu-masters-battle-over-inheritance-wing-chun-legacy
  8. Comment - Letters

    Retirement protection highly controversial and complex issue

    Posted Aug 26th 2014, 04:35am by LETTERS

    ... The study was initiated by the Commission on Poverty in March last year to follow up on the chief executive's pledge in his 2013 policy address to study measures to solve the problem of old-age poverty and improve the present social security and retirement protection system. It is important to note that the remit of the consultancy team was to examine options of retirement protection ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/letters/article/1580683/retirement-protection-highly-controversial-and-complex-issue
  9. Comment - Letters

    Letters to the Editor, August 26, 2014

    Posted Aug 26th 2014, 04:35am by LETTERS

    ... that will be given out. The problem of poverty is becoming more serious, with more than 1.3 million citizens being classified as poor. If this problem is not addressed, we will see more people taking to the streets to protest. The problem of poverty in Hong Kong has now reached a critical state and the government has to deal with it effectively if it wants to regain the trust of citizens. It must ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/letters/article/1580681/letters-editor-august-26-2014
  10. News - Hong Kong - EDUCATION

    Girl, 12, becomes teacher, thanks to Hongkonger's World Vision sponsorship

    Posted Aug 25th 2014, 05:31am by Ernest Kao

    ... Ernest Kao ernest.kao@scmp.com Sponsorship goes long way for girl who had a vision Like many children in the impoverished villages of rural Cambodia, where fewer than half of pupils completed primary school, Vongsa Phean had a dream that looked to be out of her reach. Steeped in grinding poverty, Vongsa Phean's family of six lived a hand-to-mouth subsistence from aid, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1580447/girl-12-becomes-teacher-thanks-hongkongers-world-vision-sponsorship

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