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  1. 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 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1343064/carrie-lam-faces-critics-governments-approach-towards-poverty
  2. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Liberal academics push compromise plan for 2017 election without public nomination

    Posted Mar 31st 2014, 06:16am by Gary Cheung

    ... Gary Cheung gary.cheung@scmp.com Liberal academics push compromise 2017 plan A group of 18 liberal-minded academics, including the head of the government's fund to fight poverty, will unveil a compromise proposal this week in the hope of making the 2017 chief executive election more democratic. The blueprint, spearheaded by the vice-chairman of the SynergyNet think tank, Dr ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1461285/liberal-academics-push-compromise-2017-plan
  3. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Lawmakers' poverty fact-finding trip to Europe is scrapped

    Posted May 26th 2013, 12:00am by Jennifer Ngo

    ... Jennifer Ngo jennifer.ngo@scmp.com Lawmakers' costly trip to Sweden and Finland is scrapped in favour of Japan and Taiwan Poverty mission to stay closer to home Poverty mission stays closer to home Follow @SCMP_News Lawmakers have scrapped plans for a poverty fact-finding trip to northern Europe. They decided the money would be better spent visiting Taiwan and Japan, which ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1246238/lawmakers-poverty-fact-finding-trip-europe-scrapped
  4. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Lawmakers plan trip costing up to HK$560,000 to study poverty

    Posted May 12th 2013, 12:00am by Jennifer Ngo

    ... Jennifer Ngo jennifer.ngo@scmp.com Lawmakers looking at ways of dealing with poverty in HK plan a week-long fact-finding trip to two of world's most expensive cities Mission to study ... - poverty. They are planning a fact-finding mission to Sweden and Finland, two of the most expensive countries in the world. The trip in August is described in briefing documents as a chance to study ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1235736/lawmakers-plan-trip-costing-hk560000-study-poverty
  5. Lifestyle - Books - POLITICS

    Book review: The Locust Effect, by Gary Haugen, Victor Boutros

    Posted Mar 16th 2014, 09:43am by David Wilson

    ... David Wilson The Locust Effect: Why the End of Poverty Requires the End of Violence by Gary Haugen, Victor Boutros Oxford University Press 4 stars David Wilson In 1885, a racist Seattle mayor appointed himself police chief and tasked 100 men to stage an attack on the Chinese community: cue an orgy of murder, looting, forced expulsion and arson. Today, officially sanctioned ...

    http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/books/article/1448552/book-review-locust-effect-gary-haugen-victor-boutros
  6. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Leung to scrap revamp to prioritise poverty and housing

    Posted Oct 17th 2012, 12:00am by Gary Cheung, JOSHUA BUT

    ... Gary Cheung and Joshua But Government restructuring plan will be shelved to make way for action on poverty and housing Leung set to scrap revamp and lay out new priorities Leung Chun-ying's administration was preparing last night to sweep its embattled restructuring plan under the carpet for the time being as it seeks to deal with pressing livelihood issues such as poverty ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1062748/chief-executive-scrap-government-revamp-prioritise-poverty-and
  7. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Handouts not on cards: Carrie Lam

    Posted Oct 07th 2013, 12:00am by Emily Tsang

    ... Emily Tsang emily.tsang@scmp.com Chief secretary does not see one-off payments as a sustainable way of reducing poverty in city Handouts not on cards: Carrie Lam Chief Secretary Carrie Lam ... in fiscal terms in how much we can spend." On the issue of poverty, Lam said having more than one million people living under the poverty line was "hardly acceptable in Hong Kong", ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1326102/handouts-not-cards-carrie-lam
  8. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Former adviser warns Leung of middle-class backlash over welfare spending

    Posted Feb 04th 2014, 12:55pm by Gary Cheung

    ... spending. He said the poverty alleviation measures announced in the policy address, such as the HK$3 billion-per-year Low-Income Working Family Allowance, would condition underprivileged groups to expect more government handouts. Depending on the hours they work, families whose income falls below the poverty line- drawn at 50 per cent of median household income (HK$22,500)- will receive ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1420579/leung-chun-ying-middle-class-backlash-welfare-policy-address
  9. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Local NPC delegates take stock after first year

    Posted Mar 01st 2014, 03:59am by Tony Cheung

    ... the government in Beijing can be a long process. Wong, a 56-year-old economist, sits on several advisory bodies of the local government, such as the commissions on poverty and economic development. He ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1437529/local-npc-delegates-take-stock-after-first-year
  10. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Wen highlights top six problems in Hong Kong for Leung Chun-ying

    Posted Dec 22nd 2012, 12:00am by Colleen Lee, Tony Cheung

    ... Colleen Lee in Beijing and Tony Cheung Leung urged to focus on key areas including poverty, housing, environment and the elderly Wen flags top 6 problems for C Y Premier Wen Jiabao has urged Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying to address problems in six areas including housing, poverty and the city's ageing population. President Hu Jintao also had a message for Leung ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1110229/wen-highlights-top-six-problems-hong-kong-leung-chun-ying

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