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  1. News - Hong Kong - POLICY ADDRESS

    CY policy address focuses on increased housing and poverty fight

    Posted Jan 15th 2014, 11:14am by Lai Ying Kit

    ... Hong Kong’s Chief Executive, CY Leung, gave his second policy address today, with a focus on more housing along with measures to stamp out poverty. SCMP.com followed it live. ...

  2. News - Hong Kong - POLICY ADDRESS

    Chief executive declares his priorities for helping an overcrowded city

    Posted Jan 17th 2013, 12:00am by Olga Wong

    ... Olga Wong olga.wong@scmp.com Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying pledges a raft of measures to ease the plight of an overcrowded city beset by poverty and pollution C.Y. STAKES OUT HIS PRIORITIES Embattled Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying yesterday laid out ambitious plans in his maiden policy address to boost land supply and address the city's acute housing problems. ...

  3. News - Hong Kong - POLICY ADDRESS

    Satisfaction with policy address down from last year, says HKU poll

    Posted Jan 18th 2014, 03:58am by Jennifer Ngo

    ... Jennifer Ngo jennifer.ngo@scmp.com Poverty plan win fans but young people left unmoved by measures for social mobility Fewer satisfied by policy address Satisfaction levels with the policy address are lower than last year despite an increase in approval for the measures to combat poverty. In a poll by the University of Hong Kong's public opinion programme, the address delivered ...

  4. News - Hong Kong - POLICY ADDRESS

    CY Leung to unveil HK$3b boost for poor families in policy address

    Posted Jan 15th 2014, 03:57am by Gary Cheung

    ... people from low-income households. The initiative will be a key component of Leung's second policy address, which will focus on poverty alleviation, housing, health care, education ... the family's decreasing costs. In September, the government arrived at a figure of 1.31 million poor by drawing the poverty line at half the median household income. The number of working poor ...

  5. News - Hong Kong - POLICY ADDRESS

    Low-income family supplement a step forward but more needs to be done

    Posted Jan 16th 2014, 07:11am by HO HEI-WAH

    ... distribution. It is a step by the administration towards tackling one of the deep-seated contradictions in our society. According to statistics from the Commission on Poverty, about 300,000 low-income households that do not receive welfare have monthly incomes below the official poverty line, of which 48 per cent- 143,500 families consisting of 493,200 people- are working poor. Statistically, ...

  6. News - Hong Kong - POLICY ADDRESS

    Welfare to support working families is affordable, declares Carrie Lam

    Posted Jan 17th 2014, 04:14am by Jennifer Ngo

    ... Jennifer Ngo jennifer.ngo@scmp.com Carrie Lam rejects criticism of government welfare policy, pointing out new allowance depends upon an assets test and supports families in work Poverty action 'affordable' Chief Secretary Carrie Lam Cheng Yuet-ngor has brushed off concerns over the city's rising welfare expenditure, offering strong support for the headline poverty ...

  7. News - Hong Kong - POLICY ADDRESS

    Live updates: CY underscores housing as his top priority

    Posted Jan 16th 2013, 10:38am by Staff Reporters

    ... Updated 12.24pm Leung says the Commission on Poverty will set a poverty line that will serve as a guiding reference for policy formulation on poverty alleviation efforts. Related story: Hong Kong's new poverty line wins wary support Updated 12.22pm Turning to social welfare, he says his policy aim is to help underprivileged people capable of working by offering them opportunities ...

  8. News - Hong Kong - POLICY ADDRESS

    For one working poor family, new subsidies don't go far enough

    Posted Jan 15th 2014, 04:54pm by Phila Siu

    ... for HK$3b sweetener The advance spin made it abundantly clear- Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying's policy address would focus heavily on the growing problem of poverty. It certainly delivered ... welcomed the individual initiatives but said the plan lacked the cohesion needed to tackle the systemic nature of poverty in the city. Crucially, they say, it lacked a target by which to measure ...

  9. News - Hong Kong - POLICY ADDRESS

    'Little done to encourage Hong Kong's young to be upwardly mobile'

    Posted Jan 13th 2014, 09:52am by Jennifer Ngo

    ... engagement task force- part of the Commission on Poverty- said the government was serious about easing poverty. "This year, a poverty commission was set up- this is a big step," he said. ...

  10. News - Hong Kong - POLICY ADDRESS

    Policy address revives plan for technology bureau

    Posted Jan 16th 2014, 07:11am by Staff Reporters

    ... a filibuster against them. But he said his latest proposal had the support of a majority of lawmakers. "Hong Kong needs sustained economic growth to address issues such as poverty, housing, ...




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