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  1. A taste of hunger

    Posted Mar 25th 2005, 12:00am by Lilian Goh

    ... but they were hard facts. After this camp, I gained a much better understanding of people who live in poverty.' Queenie Au Ching-man, 15, said she joined the famine camp for the second time because ...

  2. Wider rural poverty gap causes alarm

    Posted Jul 19th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... another economic imbalance- between the poorest and the poor. Liu Jian, deputy chief of the State Council's poverty-alleviation office, said that in 1992 farmers earned about 21/2 times ... below the official poverty line- was weakening. Authorities defined the rural poor as having a maximum annual income of 637 yuan last year. Economist Wei Jie said he did not think the change ...

  3. Change your attitude to save the environment

    Posted May 08th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... I enjoyed taking part in the 30-Hour Famine this year. This year's theme was 'Change the world, we can do it.' Although I can't change the world, I can change the attitude of my friends and family towards poverty. At the end of the activity, the participants were given food. On the way home, the rubbish bins on the bus began to overflow with the plastic ...

  4. End of food aid heralds new role for China

    Posted Dec 22nd 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... A milestone has been reached with the United Nations-backed World Food Programme's announcement that it will stop sending aid to China within two years. More than two decades of economic reforms have lifted hundreds of millions out of poverty and the country's international trade links now give it the means to buy grain on the international market to meet its needs. ...

  5. letters

    Posted Aug 20th 2011, 12:00am

    ... below the poverty line. They are forced to live in cage homes and partitioned flats. In an international city this should not happen. In some of these flats, there are no windows or air ...

  6. Gleaming Porsches on parade

    Posted Sep 20th 2005, 12:00am by Vivienne Chow

    ... the event will raise $1 million for the China Foundation for Poverty Alleviation, the Shanghai Charity Foundation and the Mercy Corps. ...

  7. Comment - Letters

    Letters to the Editor, May 2, 2013

    Posted May 02nd 2013, 12:00am by LETTERS

    ... confidence in mainland officials. Many of those citizens who suffered from the 2008 earthquake are still living in poverty. A lot of money was donated by Hongkongers to help with the relief work ...

  8. From a reporter and mother

    Posted Oct 16th 2011, 12:00am

    ... with her. Why does poverty persist when there is economic growth and development? How can senseless acts of terror be prevented? Why is there conflict? These are questions I hope my daughter ...

  9. Uplifting experience

    Posted Jun 02nd 2005, 12:00am by Caryn Yap

    ... endured hunger and poverty during the Japanese occupation, so now I'm taking the opportunity to help children who are suffering in China too.' The event was organised by the Hong Kong ...


    Posted Jan 06th 2005, 12:00am by Paggie Leung

    ... could have been avoided, many were inevitable owing to socio-economic factors. Ms Lo said the organisation hoped students and teachers could learn about the relationship between poverty ...




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