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  1. News - Hong Kong - SOCIETY

    Tiny toilets to get bigger as residents complain of elbow room when spending a penny

    Posted Jan 14th 2014, 05:32pm

    ... Carol Cheung carol.cheung@scmp.com Bathrooms with barely any elbow space will extend by 30 per cent under a government proposal to bring some relief to residents on a public housing estate in Tuen Mun, lawmakers have heard. Works on the Po Tin Estate bath ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1405457/bigger-bathrooms-help-tuen-mun-residents-breathe-more-easily
  2. News - Hong Kong - SOCIETY

    South Asian community mired in poverty

    Posted Dec 28th 2013, 02:59am by SHIRLEY ZHAO

    ... Shirley Zhao shirley.zhao@scmp.com South Asian community mired in poverty Members of Hong Kong's South Asian minority are among the city's most impoverished people, ... of the respondents fell below the recently established poverty line. The Hong Kong Diocesan Pastoral Centre for Workers, which interviewed people using its relief services in October and November, said ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1391230/south-asian-community-mired-poverty
  3. News - Hong Kong - SOCIETY

    Poverty Commission set to define poverty line

    Posted Dec 10th 2012, 12:00am by Jennifer Ngo

    ... COMMISSION TO DEFINE POVERTY LINE A recognised poverty line for Hong Kong should emerge after the Commission on Poverty's inaugural meeting today, a member of the body said. "It's ... tackling the poverty line, the first meeting is expected to cover the basic ground rules with "nothing new, but all necessary", Fisher said. He hoped the commission would be able to make ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1101607/poverty-commission-set-define-poverty-line
  4. News - Hong Kong - SOCIETY

    Sutherland’s passion – to solve the problem of poverty

    Posted Sep 29th 2013, 04:08pm by Olivia Rosenman

    ... Olivia Rosenman olivia.rosenman@scmp.com David Sutherland has dedicated himself full-time to work on alleviating global poverty “I think people sometimes think that poverty ... to dedicate himself full-time to poverty alleviation work. “I think that overwhelmingly the most important issue in the world has to do with global poverty”, he says. Globally, more than 1.2 billion ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1320612/sutherlands-passion-solve-problem-poverty
  5. News - Hong Kong - SOCIETY

    Fighting poverty needs 'more than money'

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

    ... Jennifer Ngo jennifer.ngo@scmp.com Fighting poverty needs 'more than money' Hong Kong businesses should play a bigger role in the fight against poverty, and that doesn't ... Foundation Research Centre. "With the emphasis on poverty alleviation in this government administration, the business sector's role in it should be better defined," he added. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1252229/fighting-poverty-needs-more-money
  6. News - Hong Kong - SOCIETY

    Businesses urged to join poverty commission

    Posted Dec 11th 2012, 12:00am by Colleen Lee

    ... Colleen Lee colleen.lee@scmp.com Commission’s first meeting calls for more involvement but fails to draw a poverty line Business urged to join poverty commission Members of the Commission on Poverty have called for business to be more involved in its work to, as one put it, help "teach people how to fish". The view was expressed at the commission's first meeting ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1102536/businesses-urged-join-poverty-commission
  7. News - China - SOCIETY

    Mao Zedong's Great Famine of 1958-62 still blights rural lives, scholar says

    Posted Feb 23rd 2014, 05:40am by Verna Yu

    ... to lead China into a communist utopia through rapid industrialisation and collectivisation. Instead, it killed more than 40 million people and left a legacy of suffering and rural poverty ... found that poverty, ill health and mental anguish continue to plague survivors. The Dwarfs' Village is only 55 kilometres southeast of the provincial capital, Chengdu. But Zhou says ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1433490/mao-zedongs-great-famine-1958-62-still-blights-rural-lives-scholar-says
  8. News - China - SOCIETY

    15pc of mainland Chinese now over age of 60, official says

    Posted Feb 20th 2014, 04:35am by Angela Meng

    ... their basic living needs. Dou said there were many families who had special circumstances that left them in need, even though their collective family income was above the poverty line. To solve ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1431405/15pc-mainland-chinese-now-over-age-60-official-says
  9. News - Hong Kong - SOCIETY

    Photographer's documentation of street sleepers shows havoc 'beautifying' projects can bring

    Posted Feb 07th 2014, 04:46am by SHIRLEY ZHAO

    ... there were so many homeless people in Hong Kong," Lei said. "I want our policymakers to read this book so they'll start thinking how they can improve their policies on poverty."   ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1422225/photographers-documentation-street-sleepers-shows-havoc-beautifying
  10. News - Hong Kong - SOCIETY

    Hong Kong's elderly 'among poorest in developed world'

    Posted Aug 23rd 2013, 12:00am by Jennifer Ngo

    ... is needed and take action now," director Christine Fang Meng-sang said. According to the figures, based on 2012 census statistics, the overall poverty rate - defined as people having equal to or less than half of the median monthly household income - was still the same as 2011, at 17.1 per cent. But the number of people in poverty grew from 1.51 million to 1.61 million . The number ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1298751/poor-and-elderly-hong-kong-its-worse-you-think

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