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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

    The absurd reality of hungry Hongkongers in a food paradise

    Posted Oct 17th 2014, 04:55am by MAYLING CHAN

    ... of donors and NGOs, there is the hope of eradicating poverty Hunger gains Celebrity chefs Jamie Oliver and Gordon Ramsay have both recently opened restaurants in Hong Kong. Price, however, doesn’t ... with HK$20. Currently, there are about a million people locally who live below the official poverty line, which is defined as half of the median monthly household income of all domestic households ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1618079/absurd-reality-hungry-hongkongers-food-paradise
  3. 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
  4. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Talking points

    Posted Oct 17th 2014, 04:55am by STAFF

    ... to Scotland during the campaign leading up to Scotland's independence referendum last month.   International day against poverty is marked The United Nations' International Day for the Eradication of Poverty has been observed annually on October 17 since 1993 to promote awareness of poverty and destitution around the world. Poverty remains a key priority for the UN's Millennium ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1617917/talking-points
  5. 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
  6. 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
  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 - 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
  9. 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
  10. Comment - Letters

    Many Hongkongers unable to live in decent home

    Posted Oct 06th 2014, 03:49am by LETTERS

    ... generation; it also attracts economic investment and development. Extensive research demonstrates that improving housing helps break the cycle of poverty. UN figures show that by 2050, 70 per cent ... population- who live below the poverty line, according to government data published in 2013. Not all in this prosperous society are enjoying the same basic right of having a decent home. Cleaning up ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/letters/article/1610141/many-hongkongers-unable-live-decent-home

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