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  1. News - China - DEVELOPMENT

    Microcredit schemes struggling to aid China's rural poor

    Posted Dec 10th 2012, 12:00am by MANDY ZUO

    ... Mandy Zuo mandy.zuo@scmp.com Providing small loans to help reduce poverty has been widely successful globally, but various problems hamper similar moves on the mainland Microcredit schemes ... organisations in rural China. Such non-governmental organisations, which now number about 100 on the mainland, aim to support entrepreneurship and fight poverty by providing small loans to individuals ...

  2. Business - Banking & Finance - DEVELOPMENT

    China to play big role in new regional lender

    Posted Apr 25th 2014, 10:42am by Victoria Ruan

    ... the region. Its primary goal is to free the people of the Asia-Pacific region from poverty. The bank has allocated funds to improve health and education, reduce environmental damage and build bridges ... but a channel through which China can contribute to global development and poverty reduction," he said. "Ironically, in many cases, those who worry about the so-called threat from China ...

  3. News - Hong Kong - DEVELOPMENT

    District councillors slam plan to rezone Stanley sites for luxury flats

    Posted Apr 01st 2014, 04:03am by Ernest Kao

    ... luxury developments. But poverty- you will only have added to it," Chai said, referring to the city's widening wealth gap, partly fuelled by out-of-reach housing prices. Pok Fu Lam ...

  4. News - China - DEVELOPMENT

    Hubei backwater struggles to meet Li Keqiang's order to grow

    Posted May 01st 2013, 12:00am by MANDY ZUO

    ... months after the local government made it a key area for poverty alleviation after a visit by then vice-premier Li Keqiang to the Enshi autonomous prefecture in late December. Li, who had visited ... tried promoting the cultivation of various crops and the raising of different animals in an attempt to lift farmers out of poverty, but Huang Xianrong , the head of Longma's village ...

  5. Business - Economy - DEVELOPMENT

    Countryside spending could prove decisive for Indian PM

    Posted Sep 24th 2013, 12:00am by BLOOM

    ... are needed to alleviate some of Asia's worst poverty, the main opposition Bharatiya Janata Party says the current system is corrupt and wastes billions of rupees of taxpayers' money. Even ...

  6. News - China - DEVELOPMENT

    Tibet mine disaster 'shows failure of resources policy to benefit minorities'

    Posted Apr 08th 2013, 12:00am by AFP

    ... unleashed an economic boom that lifted hundreds of millions out of poverty. More than 110 Tibetans have set themselves on fire in recent years in western areas in protest against Chinese rule. ...



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