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  1. News - Hong Kong - PROFILE

    New head of anti-poverty campaign says Hongkongers must help themselves

    Posted Apr 07th 2014, 04:54am by Stuart Lau

    ... Stuart Lau stuart.lau@scmp.com Leonie Ki, who believes people have to help themselves, is to head the government campaign to alleviate poverty 'Hong Kong has reached a critical ... initiatives. Ki's latest act of public service is to oversee Bless Hong Kong, the government's poverty-alleviation campaign. Launched by the Commission on Poverty in February, the campaign ...

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    Moderate pan-democrat Tik Chi-yuen and the tough path of the middle road

    Posted Nov 17th 2014, 06:45am by NG KANG-CHUNG

    ... as chairman of the Committee on Home-School Co-operation and sat on the Board of Education, the Committee on the Promotion of Civic Education, Commission for Poverty, and the Council for the Aids ...

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    Christine Fang Meng-sang, the woman who refuses to accept poverty

    Posted Jul 08th 2013, 12:00am by Jennifer Ngo

    ... social injustice Woman who refuses to accept poverty It's about getting back to the basics for Christine Fang Meng-sang, the outgoing head of the much-respected Council of Social Service. ... of the poor and a strong believer in empowering the people and eradicating poverty, Fang said the provision of welfare should be all about the necessity of human well-being and not about pity. After ...

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    Democrat looking out from the inside: Law Chi-kwong

    Posted Oct 13th 2014, 06:37am by NG KANG-CHUNG

    ... serves on a number of government advisory committees, including the Commission on Poverty and the Community Care Fund. He is also an executive committee member of the Council of Social Service. ... Commission on Poverty Community Care Fund Justice of the Peace Awards: 2005- Silver Bauhinia Star 2014- Gold Bauhinia Star ...

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    Looking out for all our futures: Nelson Chow

    Posted Sep 01st 2014, 05:55am by Jennifer Ngo

    ... Jennifer Ngo jennifer.ngo@scmp.com Nelson Chow rose from poverty to become one of the city's most respected social work experts. Will a universal pension be his legacy? Looking out ... there will be resistance to any change, but doing nothing will not solve the old-age poverty problem," Chow said of criticism of his proposal. Either way, its fate is out of his hands, and he insists ...

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    Fight never over for Ho Hei-wah, 'Voice of the Poor'

    Posted Oct 08th 2012, 12:00am by Emily Tsang

    ... Emily Tsang emily.tsang@scmp.com Social activist Ho Hei-wah wants to serve on the revised poverty panel and has high hopes that C.Y. Leung will tackle the issue seriously Fight never over for 'Voice of the poor' As plans for the Commission on Poverty are sorted out, one man seen as the best person to represent the poor is hoping to serve on the revived panel. Ho Hei-wah, ...

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    Antony Leung: a man of faith ready for a big comeback?

    Posted May 05th 2014, 05:01am by Tony Cheung

    ... of US-based private equity giant Blackstone; his portfolio also included chairing the Hong Kong branch of Heifer International, a global charity dedicated to ending poverty and hunger, since 2005. ...

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    'Abalone king' Yeung Koon-yat sees Hong Kong society turning sour

    Posted Apr 14th 2014, 06:21am by Jennifer Ngo

    ... in Guangdong. His two younger sisters starved to death in the poverty that followed. "I came down [to Hong Kong] the moment the doors opened," Yeung recalls. Determined to start life anew, he ...

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    Free to air his views; free to retract them

    Posted Nov 18th 2013, 06:36am by Tony Cheung

    ... poverty, ageing and the environment," Lam wrote. "None of these steps can fully resolve the chronic problems being addressed. Yet they do represent a fundamental change in policy stance; the government is now prepared to face these issues, and tackle them," he added. He cited the long-term housing strategy consultation document and the Poverty Commission's "broadly ...

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    The 'hidden man' behind civil service

    Posted Jun 17th 2013, 12:00am by Stuart Lau

    ... position as director of the Social Welfare Department. "When I was discussing issues about child poverty or the difficulties facing recipients of CSSA [comprehensive social security ...




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