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  1. News - China - SOCIAL WELFARE

    China's elderly fare well in global report

    Posted Oct 04th 2013, 12:00am by Zhuang Pinghui

    ... a non-governmental organisation. But when the score was broken down, China slipped to the bottom third of nations in terms of income security, which included pension coverage and the poverty rate in old age. "China has made significant progress in reducing overall income poverty, lifting nearly 700 million people above the poverty line between 1981 and 2010. However, rates of poverty among older ...

  2. News - Hong Kong - SOCIAL WELFARE

    Myths about poor justify Hong Kong's 'third world' spending on social welfare

    Posted Nov 30th 2012, 12:00am by Jennifer Ngo

    ... said the government avoided providing figures on poverty, as that would expose how terrible the situation was. Goodstadt criticised the government for dragging its feet on immediate measures to relieve poverty. And he said establishing a poverty line would not make much difference- it would simply create "endless arguments about how to define poverty" without offering ...

  3. News - Hong Kong - SOCIAL WELFARE

    Exco convener Lam Woon-kwong says city can afford universal pension plan

    Posted Nov 20th 2012, 12:00am by Colleen Lee

    ... to the community instead." Lam said he was "very pleased" to see the recent revival of the Commission on Poverty, which is studying retirement protection and social security. ...



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