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  1. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Apec must prioritise poverty alleviation for its 'forgotten billion'

    Posted Aug 18th 2014, 04:30am by GLOBAL POVERTY PROJECT

    ... Michael Sheldrick and William Cuming Michael Sheldrick and William Cuming say forum has to remain relevant to needs of its people Apec must put poverty alleviation for 'forgotten ... them still live in rural areas, many in extreme poverty. And yet, development issues affecting Apec's "forgotten billion" have received little to no substantive attention at many ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1574298/apec-must-prioritise-poverty-alleviation-its-forgotten
  2. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Reduce poverty to end families' reliance on child labour

    Posted Jun 12th 2014, 04:12am by SALLY KO

    ... the problem will persist. Poverty plays a key role in driving children to work. In fact, some poor children are actually grateful for the work because it keeps them fed. The latest ILO figures ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1530208/reduce-poverty-end-families-reliance-child-labour
  3. Comment - Letters

    Retirement protection highly controversial and complex issue

    Posted Aug 26th 2014, 04:35am by LETTERS

    ... The study was initiated by the Commission on Poverty in March last year to follow up on the chief executive's pledge in his 2013 policy address to study measures to solve the problem of old-age poverty and improve the present social security and retirement protection system. It is important to note that the remit of the consultancy team was to examine options of retirement protection ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/letters/article/1580683/retirement-protection-highly-controversial-and-complex-issue
  4. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Sizing up poverty in Hong Kong

    Posted Sep 30th 2013, 12:00am by Carrie Lam

    ... Carrie Lam Carrie Lam says setting Hong Kong's first official poverty line is only the start of the massive work of providing targeted, effective help to ensure the fruits of economic growth are shared by all A helping hand Publication of Hong Kong's first official poverty line at the Commission on Poverty summit on Saturday marked a significant step forward ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1320690/sizing-poverty-hong-kong
  5. Business - Comment - MONITOR

    How to eradicate poverty - at least by the official definition

    Posted Oct 03rd 2013, 12:00am by Tom Holland

    ... Tom Holland Government's definition of who is poor in relative terms is puzzling but shows its concern over city's inequality, which has grown enormously How to eradicate poverty - at least by the official definition At the weekend, the Hong Kong government rolled out its latest big idea: an official poverty line. In its wisdom, the government decreed that anyone earning less ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/article/1323068/how-eradicate-poverty-least-official-definition
  6. 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 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1320866/jumping-and-down-about-poverty
  7. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    In fight against poverty, Hong Kong needs basic respect for workers

    Posted Oct 09th 2013, 12:00am by Paul Yip

    ... Paul Yip Paul Yip says Hong Kong's efforts to reduce poverty must be built on a social contract that supports paying workers a decent wage, even if it chooses not to go the way of a welfare state Basic respect The Hong Kong government has made it a priority to reduce poverty. This is good news. It is, of course, the duty of any responsible government to alleviate poverty ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1327185/fight-against-poverty-hong-kong-needs-basic-respect-workers
  8. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Setting a poverty line is just the start

    Posted Oct 01st 2013, 12:00am by SCMP Editorial

    ... SCMP Editorial A poverty line is just the start Over the weekend, more than one million people were officially declared "poor" in Hong Kong. This came after the government released for the first time a poverty line defining who is poor in this city of seven million. Those earning less than half of median monthly household income are classified as needy. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1321637/setting-poverty-line-just-start
  9. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    First, let's provide for the elderly poor in Hong Kong

    Posted Aug 24th 2014, 03:43am by Philip Bowring

    ... Philip Bowring Philip Bowring says before we tackle a future pension fund, it's vital to address the problem of old age poverty, the result of forces that have created such an unequal ... to be addressed. They are linked but have very different time scales. One is elderly poverty. The other is a scheme to provide for the future that meshes with the MPF. The most urgent is to address ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1579301/first-lets-provide-elderly-poor-hong-kong
  10. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Talking points

    Posted Aug 20th 2014, 04:45am by STAFF

    ... Our editors will be looking ahead today to these developing stories... Poverty Commission discusses pension report The Commission on Poverty holds a meeting to discuss a report by University of Hong Kong academic Nelson Chow Wing-sun on retirement protection. Chow examined the costs, sustainability and funding options for six protection schemes. The government may unveil ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1577185/talking-points

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