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  1. Comment - Insight & Opinion - MY TAKE

    Jumping up and down about poverty

    Posted Sep 30th 2013, 12:00am by Alex Lo

    ... Alex Lo alex.lo@scmp.com Jumping up and down about poverty "Poverty" is politics. I put it in quotations because it is exactly like "democracy", a highly contested term ... the government's poverty forum which launched- with much fanfare over the weekend- the city's first poverty line with various calculation methods. That is, we can't seem to talk to each other ...

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    Can we ever get rid of poverty?

    Posted Dec 14th 2013, 05:18am by Alex Lo

    ... Alex Lo alex.lo@scmp.com Can we ever get rid of poverty? We can never eliminate poverty, says Carrie Lam Cheng Yuet-ngor. The chief secretary made the statement, for which she was heavily criticised in the legislature, back in late October. Nonsense, counters Chong Chan-yau, the social activist and president of the Hong Kong Blind Union. Speaking at a poverty forum organised ...

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    Let's hear pan-democrats on poverty

    Posted Nov 16th 2013, 03:52am by Alex Lo

    ... for celebration for free-marketeers and our government officials like John Tsang. But you can see the stark realities of those who live in poverty: expect little or no help from the government. It's ... imperative, many such families can't do it alone without being dragged into grinding poverty. Who's going to help them? Charities, the kindness of our property tycoons? How many Bill Gates ...

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    Greater equality would be a worthy cause for students to fight for

    Posted Oct 20th 2014, 05:08am by Alex Lo

    ... below the poverty line, 45 of our billionaires have a combined net worth of US$214 billion – equivalent to about 80 per cent of the city’s GDP last year. When even Li Ka-shing admits to losing ...

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    Pan-dems get a taste of their own medicine over costly poverty trip

    Posted May 13th 2013, 12:00am by Alex Lo

    ... pan-democrats have decided to spend up to HK$560,000 of taxpayers' money to study poverty relief in Finland and Sweden, just about the most expensive countries you can visit. The cost of the proposed week-long trip in August includes air fares, airport taxes, hotels, meals, insurance and travel expenses. Led by the deputy chairman of Legco's subcommittee on poverty, Dr Fernando ...

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    China's excess men and the fear of cults

    Posted Aug 18th 2014, 04:30am by Debasish Roy Chowdhury

    ... poverty-stricken Chinese men migrated away from familial support systems in search of livelihood, the number of secret societies, brotherhood associations and bandit groups increased rapidly ...

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    Rock stars and celebrities get in a mess over Tibet and Palestinian cause

    Posted Jun 20th 2014, 02:50am by Alex Lo

    ... Geldof is widely respected for his decades-long work on African poverty and famine relief, and has the title of sir to his name. Angelina Jolie won almost universal acclaim early this month when ... fighting poverty and eradicating diseases. ...

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    Level playing field will help the poor

    Posted Oct 01st 2013, 12:00am by Alex Lo

    ... Alex Lo alex.lo@scmp.com A level playing field will help the poor Poverty is not just about social welfare. Such a welfare view provides at best a narrow perspective of the real battle. ... poverty, as Carrie Lam Cheng Yuet-ngor did in her op-ed in this paper yesterday. Now, I don't want to diminish such efforts. Having seen it swept under the carpet by Donald Tsang Yam-kuen, ...

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    It is time to attend to the poor and needy in Hong Kong

    Posted Nov 15th 2013, 03:36am by Alex Lo

    ... "green"- causes are more important than the need to tackle poverty. Why is that? There is a fascinating chapter on these "choices" we made collectively from the 1980s onwards in a new book, Poverty in the Midst of Affluence: How Hong Kong Mismanaged Its Prosperity by the brilliant Leo Goodstadt, who gave a talk yesterday on the subject at the Foreign Correspondents Club. ...

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    Counting public housing as a subsidy

    Posted Sep 03rd 2013, 12:00am by Alex Lo

    ... almost halve-from 1.29 million to 690,000. The government, of course, has an incentive to have fewer poor people. Anti-poverty advocates would insist on the higher numbers. The Society ... to calculate public housing as a subsidy, but its inclusion is only fair and reasonable. Indeed, honesty and accuracy demand it. For the first time, the government is to set two official poverty lines ...




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