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  1. The poverty problem

    Posted Feb 22nd 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... to environmental problems. But Haiti's huge environmental problem is caused by poverty. If Haiti were a rich country, deforestation would not be such a problem. Haiti is one of the poorest countries ... consumption or by poverty. But in both cases, technology usually has a solution. ...

  2. The new untouchables

    Posted Jan 11th 2004, 12:00am by Paul Moon, Paul Mooney

    ... to go to a shelter. An investigation by the Harbin city government found that fewer than 10 of every 100 beggars were on the street because of poverty. The survey determined that the majority ...

  3. 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 ...

  4. Education the key to breaking poverty cycle

    Posted Nov 07th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Millions of rural migrants flood China's cities each year and the move involves the toughest of economic bargains. They leave behind poverty and stagnation for factory, construction ... If migrant labourers are trapped in a cycle of poverty made worse by their murky residence status, their children are similarly trapped by their lack of equal access to education. The report points ...

  5. Geldof needs support to help Africa beat poverty

    Posted Jun 02nd 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Whenever pop stars turn stages into soapboxes, it is difficult not to view their words with a hefty dose of cynicism. That is not the case, though, when it comes to Irish rock singer Bob Geldof, who is known less for his music than his wish to improve the lives of poverty-stricken Africans. Geldof's pop stardom was brief, but his campaign to bring Africa's plight ...

  6. Begging on busy streets of Shanghai is serious business

    Posted Dec 16th 2003, 12:00am by Mark O'Neill

    ... it provides families with an income they would otherwise not receive. But the flood of beggars has provoked a strong debate in Shanghai. 'I know that poverty has driven them here,' said Liu ...

  7. Wake-up call for the rich to help the poor

    Posted Feb 07th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... The world's richest nations have let yet another opportunity to drag their poorest counterparts from poverty slip by. Despite many fine words, the Group of Seven meeting ended ... 'In this new century, millions of people in the world's poorest countries remain imprisoned, enslaved and in chains. They are trapped in the prison of poverty. It is time to set them ...

  8. Slumdog reaction is a more disturbing story

    Posted Feb 27th 2009, 12:00am by Deep Kisor Datta-Ray

    ... malaise than poverty which scars modern Indian's psyche. Indians are notoriously sensitive about how foreigners perceive them. The implications are profound for a world, especially Asians, ... to the critique being dismissed as neocolonial racism or 'poverty porn', designed to titillate western audiences. Indians are shrillest if the illuminating is being done by a foreigner. Taking ...

  9. Shaanxi plans to relocate 3m rural residents

    Posted Dec 08th 2010, 12:00am by Will Clem

    ... Will Clem in Shanghai Shaanxi province has unveiled plans to relocate almost three million rural residents in an ambitious drive to alleviate poverty and reduce the impact of natural ... mountains prone to landslides and earthquakes. A document posted at the Shaanxi Provincial Office of Poverty Alleviation and Development in August this year cites casualties in landslides caused ...

  10. letters

    Posted May 06th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Poverty versus free enterprise The gap between the rich and the poor in Hong Kong is the biggest in Asia and one of the highest in the developed world. A widening wealth gap is difficult ... to alleviate poverty. Big infrastructure projects planned by the government might help provide employment, and new laws will help protect workers. Retraining programmes should also be launched to help ...




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