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  1. News - Hong Kong - SOCIETY

    Tiny toilets to get bigger as residents complain of elbow room when spending a penny

    Posted Jan 14th 2014, 05:32pm

    ... Carol Cheung carol.cheung@scmp.com Bathrooms with barely any elbow space will extend by 30 per cent under a government proposal to bring some relief to residents on a public housing estate in Tuen Mun, lawmakers have heard. Works on the Po Tin Estate bath ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1405457/bigger-bathrooms-help-tuen-mun-residents-breathe-more-easily
  2. News - Hong Kong - POVERTY

    200,000 households trapped below energy poverty line

    Posted Dec 21st 2012, 12:00am by Johnny Tam

    ... of his monthly income. Campaign group World Green Organisation said Yip was only one of many Hongkongers living "under the energy poverty line"- an international standard defined ... the Census and Statistics Department's 2011 census, the group estimated that over 210,000 households were living under the energy poverty line, on a monthly income of less than HK$4,000. Yu said ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1109318/200000-households-trapped-below-energy-poverty-line
  3. News - China

    China's formula to reduce poverty could help developing nations

    Posted Mar 29th 2013, 12:00am by Toh Han Shih

    ... countries China's formula to reduce global poverty China has earned a reputation as the world's factory, exporting everything from cheap toys to high-end electronics. But it can now offer an even more valuable export- its formula for reducing poverty. World Bank figures show that some 600 million Chinese have been taken out of poverty in the past 30 years. UN World Food Programme ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1202142/chinas-formula-reduce-poverty-could-help-developing-nations
  4. News - Hong Kong - POVERTY

    Children's rights group gives Hong Kong black mark

    Posted Jan 01st 2013, 12:00am by JOLIE HO

    ... the association operates, said Leung Chun-ying had taken some steps towards poverty alleviation since he took office. "[Leung] has taken a little action but has no big policy," Soco community organiser Sze Lai-shan said. She noted that the present administration admitted there was poverty in the city, while the previous one said only that there was a wealth gap. "Leung has promised ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1116874/childrens-rights-group-gives-hong-kong-black-mark
  5. News - Hong Kong

    Defining how much one needs is next step in poverty issue

    Posted Dec 11th 2012, 12:00am by Jennifer Ngo

    ... Kong is finally taking a baby step on the poverty issue: consensus on the poverty line is close, and it is expected to be set at 50 per cent of median income- meaning those living on less than half that amount are considered to be living in poverty. But details of the line- whose introduction is seen as an indication of the government taking a more serious stance on dealing ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1102375/defining-how-much-one-needs-next-step-poverty-issue
  6. Reading between the poverty lines

    Posted Sep 27th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... C.K Lau There's a world of difference between measuring poverty by how much one earns and how much one spends. Professor Wong Chack-kie and Assistant Professor Wong Hung, of the Chinese University's social work department, have found that if the poverty line is drawn at 50 per cent of median household income, then 20.3 per cent of Hong Kong families were poor ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/472012/reading-between-poverty-lines
  7. Tang keeps silent on poverty body's future

    Posted May 04th 2007, 12:00am by Audrey Parwani

    ... Audrey Parwani Speculation is mounting over whether the Commission on Poverty will be disbanded under the next government, but chairman Henry Tang Ying-yen stopped short of confirming ... and recommended the way forward. The paper recommends that the newly announced bureau oversee poverty alleviation issues that are currently tackled by the commission. But Mr Tang avoided confirming ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/591406/tang-keeps-silent-poverty-bodys-future
  8. News - Asia - PHILIPPINES

    Manila's dark face of grinding poverty

    Posted Jun 17th 2013, 12:00am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Manila Families eke out a life of sorts in charcoal field, far from glittering towers that now mark Manila The dark face of grinding poverty A sinewy man covered in thick soot stands in a grey cloud of smoke, watching over a slow-burning pile of wood that sustains his life but may also eventually kill him. Nearby, emaciated children with their bones visible ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1262337/manilas-dark-face-grinding-poverty
  9. News - Hong Kong

    Hong Kong's new poverty line wins wary support

    Posted Dec 11th 2012, 12:00am by Jennifer Ngo

    ... Jennifer Ngo jennifer.ngo@scmp.com In a city better known for conspicuous wealth, a new economic indicator will seek to determine just how many Hongkongers instead live in poverty Drawing a line under poverty After years of pleading and advocacy from grass-roots voices, Hong Kong is about to have its first official poverty line, decided by a panel of experts at the newly ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1102376/hong-kongs-new-poverty-line-just-first-step
  10. News - World - POVERTY

    World Bank and IMF join forces to eradicate extreme poverty by 2030

    Posted Apr 22nd 2013, 12:00am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Washington Endorsed by the International Monetary Fund, the project hopes to reduce extreme poverty to less than 3 per cent of the world's population World Bank in bold bid to eradicate poverty by 2030 The World Bank has gathered the might of the international community behind its audacious plan to eradicate extreme poverty within a generation. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1219939/world-bank-and-imf-join-forces-eradicate-extreme-poverty-2030

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