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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 ...

  2. 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 ...

  3. 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 ...

  4. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    CY Leung's annual report of the government's work criticised for 'hiding evils'

    Posted Jun 25th 2014, 04:49am by Tony Cheung and Gary Cheung

    ... and fighting poverty, Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying said yesterday as he announced the release of an annual report covering his second year as leader. But it failed to impress lawmakers from across ... parts, including the economy, poverty alleviation, housing, administration and constitutional affairs. It mentioned the government's unveiling of the first official poverty line in September ...

  5. 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 ...

  6. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Full text: CY Leung’s 2014 Annual Report

    Posted Jun 24th 2014, 09:49pm

    ... poverty line and has consulted the public and canvassed views on important issues affecting Hong Kong’s future development such as the long-term housing strategy and population policy, as well ... convenience for residents. Poverty Alleviation, Care for the Elderly and Support for the Disadvantaged • Published the first official poverty line in September 2013, and outlined the poverty ...

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    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", ...

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    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 ...

  9. News - China - POLITICS

    Li Keqiang warns of urbanisation risks in first speech as premier

    Posted Mar 18th 2013, 12:00am by Victoria Ruan

    ... Pushing villagers into cities could cause loss of arable land and create urban poverty Premier Li Keqiang has warned of the hidden risks of an "unprecedented" urbanisation push ... of the annual legislative meeting, Li said the risks include the loss of arable land and creation of new urban poverty, suggesting he would proceed with the urbanisation carefully. Some researchers have ...

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    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 ...




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