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  1. Poverty likely to worsen, bureau report warns

    Posted Sep 15th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Staff Reporter Poverty is set to worsen despite some slight improvements in the past few years, the government has warned. A Labour and Welfare Bureau document says the global financial crisis will place families on low incomes in a difficult position. The document, distributed to legislators, provides an outline of the movements of poverty indicators for 2006-08. It says ...

  2. Breaking the poverty cycle for children

    Posted Oct 26th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... I am sad and astounded to find that one in four Hong Kong children live in poverty in 'Asia's World City'. To prevent those born poor staying poor for life, the government ... the vicious cycle of poverty is to provide free educational visits to children from poor families. The article 'One in four HK children live in poverty' (Sunday Morning Post, October 17) ...

  3. Jobs narrow cultural gap

    Posted May 18th 2012, 12:00am

    ... in poverty. Now they are better informed. More importantly, the WKCD has hired many trainees on good salaries in positions open to fresh arts graduates. Moreover, compared with previous decades, ...

  4. Pilgrimage invokes divine help to pass examinations

    Posted Aug 08th 2004, 12:00am by Baradan Kuppusamy

    ... poorly in schools and are neglected by teachers. They also face a multitude of family problems like crime, alcoholism and poverty,' said P.Rajendran, president of the Tamil Writers ... forces of religion and God to help poor Indian students to concentrate single-mindedly on passing examinations, enter universities and escape poverty.' The centre is not without critics who ...

  5. A proper telling-off over a vision of national education

    Posted Aug 02nd 2012, 12:00am

    ... countries. And it praised China for sharing the fruits of growth among the population at large and lifting more than 400 million people out of poverty. Then I went on to imagine what a more critical ... model may have lifted millions out of poverty, but it has denied millions more their fair share of the economy's growth. I've cleared out my inbox now, so please feel free to slap me ...

  6. Destroying Yunnan's 'Gold Cross' will defeat the purpose of mass hydro schemes

    Posted Jun 18th 2012, 12:00am

    ... To intensify hydropower development in the name of reducing carbon emissions or lifting poverty will introduce more problems than it can solve. Su Liu, manager, Civic Exchange ...

  7. Welfare-averse mindset is morally bankrupt

    Posted Feb 12th 2008, 12:00am by Stephen Vines

    ... has come to think more carefully about the fact that more than one in seven live below the poverty line- and thus question why free lunches are so bad. The SAR is sitting on fiscal reserves ... it is a hollow joke for many forced to scrape along on the poverty line? Apparently there is no shame among the ruling elite, who have decided that the poverty problem is best ignored. Yet, Hong Kong ...

  8. UN says more work needs to be done on rights laws

    Posted May 19th 2005, 12:00am by Ravina Shamdasani

    ... on the basis of their origin,' it said. The committee welcomed raising the age of criminal responsibility to 14, the establishment of the Poverty Commission and the Sexual Minorities Forum, ...

  9. Lifestyle - Books - CHINA

    The discontent beneath the surface

    Posted Aug 19th 2012, 12:00am

    ... with a simple but creative plan. The End of the Chinese Dream: Why Chinese People Fear the Future by Gerard Lemos Yale University Press   Chow Chung-yan China's rise from poverty to prosperity over ...

  10. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Civil society thrives on the mainland, so long as it leaves politics well alone

    Posted Aug 16th 2012, 12:00am by Joseph Cheng

    ... in the city; and various cause-based groups such as those dedicated to environmental protection, poverty alleviation and human-rights promotion. These figures include the virtual groups formed via ...




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