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  1. Why Nations Fail: The Origins of Power, Prosperity and Poverty

    Posted May 06th 2012, 12:00am

    ... William Wadsworth Why Nations Fail: The Origins of Power, Prosperity and Poverty by Daron Acemoglu and James Robinson Profile Books American academics Daron Acemoglu and James Robinson blend history, economics and politics into big, readable books. Their 2005 collaboration, the 432-page Economic Origins of Dictatorship and Democracy, generated keen academic debate; ...

  2. Actress not afraid to get her hands dirty in poverty fight

    Posted Jul 22nd 2010, 12:00am

    ... Ben Sin When local actress-model JuJu Chan Yuk-wan took part in the Miss United Nation International Pageant in the US last year, she told the audience she wanted to help in the battle against poverty. Although it sounded clich?d, Chan followed through when she got back to Hong Kong- she participated in an RTHK reality show that had her living in a Sham Shui Po cage home ...

  3. The truth about poverty

    Posted Mar 16th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... at the issue of hidden poverty in Hong Kong. The film focuses on five poor families during the Lunar New Year. Although they come from different backgrounds, they all share a similar fate and humble ... 'this is just on the surface'. Poverty has not gone away. It is just being blanketed and hidden. We are often ignorant to the emotional and physical hardships that many welfare recipients ...

  4. quote of the week

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

    ... 'Poverty robs us of our potential as a people, preventing us from being all that we can be. This is why it is so important to mobilise all of our efforts to defeat it, especially ... Ambassadors last week. He plans to help the poor fight hunger, disease, illiteracy, environment problems and discrimination. He will focus on Africa and South America. Poverty is when someone has ...

  5. Corrections & clarifications

    Posted Mar 12th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... The report 'Well-heeled step out of easy street' on C4 on Saturday incorrectly stated actor Michael Wong was one of the Slum Survivor participants. He was unable to attend. ...

  6. Maggie Q steps back into limelight for worthy cause

    Posted Oct 04th 2008, 12:00am by Alex Lo

    ... most people. The video, In My Name- End Poverty- Be the Generation, warns how far many governments have slipped from the commitments they made to halve the number of people living in extreme poverty by 2015 with the Millennium Development Goals eight years ago. With a mixture of music, documentary clips and cartoon graphics, the video points out how progress has slowed. It calls ...


    Posted Jan 01st 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Les Miserables A 10-member cast from the Chung Ying Theatre Company returns with Victor Hugo's story of poverty and struggle, set amid the revolutionary fervour of 18th-century France. Winner of Best Stage Design at the 15th Hong Kong Drama Awards. In Cantonese. Today, 2.30pm. HK Cultural Centre, Studio Theatre, Salisbury Rd, Tsim Sha Tsui, HK$120-HK$200 Urbtix. ...

  8. Along the Way

    Posted Jun 03rd 2012, 12:00am

    ... of less than lavish early years. Sheen was one of 10 children and his early years of acting were marked by poverty. The book also recalls poignant historical moments, including the day Robert ...

  9. Economic Gangsters

    Posted Oct 19th 2008, 12:00am by Sean Kennedy

    ... remarks to Sybil: 'You should be on Mastermind. Subject: the Bleeding Obvious.' The same comment can be made of this book, which carries the subtitle Corruption, Violence and the Poverty ... premise is that eliminating or alleviating poverty will do much to eliminate corruption. This is not an unusual concept. What is extraordinary is that the authors think they are pushing back ...

  10. school news

    Posted Mar 31st 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... for audiences in the future. William Ng Wai-lam, Music Society chairman Pentecostal Lam Hon Kwong School Poverty affects many people in the world today. Twelve students from Li Po Chun United World College ran a programme about poverty for students of Pentecostal Lam Hon Kwong School last month. The Li Po Chun students, from countries like Tanzania, Senegal, Turkey, Japan as well as Hong ...




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