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  1. 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 ...

  2. C.Y. Leung to revive commission against poverty

    Posted Jun 18th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Lilly Zhang and Tony Cheung Chief executive-elect Leung Chun-ying vowed yesterday to revive the anti-poverty commission as soon as he takes over, in a move to demonstrate that easing people's hardship is his top priority. 'We'll invite anti-poverty experts to join the preparatory committee, which will begin operations on July 1,' Leung said after attending ...

  3. Poverty panel seeks more time to see ideas through

    Posted May 07th 2007, 12:00am by Jimmy Cheung

    ... Jimmy Cheung The top-level panel set up to tackle poverty should have its tenure extended for at least two more years so that it can follow through on measures proposed, members have suggested. The Commission on Poverty is to be disbanded after it submits a final report to the government next month. The commission, one of Tung Chee-hwa's final initiatives before he stepped ...

  4. Government policies aimed at easing poverty have failed

    Posted Jun 08th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... There have been many press reports of late about the issue of poverty in Hong Kong. The latest statistics show that the number of people living in poverty in the SAR went up by 19 per cent in the first three-quarters of last year and more than one person in nine is living below the breadline. While I accept that the government has tried to address the problem of poverty and to alleviate ...

  5. Fight the Maoists by aiming at rural poverty

    Posted Mar 04th 2010, 12:00am by Jonathan Power

    ... Jonathan Power Jharkhand is one of the poorest states in India and has become a test for the ability of Indian democracy to serve the poor. The jungles of its many mountains are home to 7 million indigenous people who speak their tribal languages, worship the sun rather than Hindu gods and live in dire poverty. Three generations ago, these hunters and gatherers were forcibly ...

  6. Smaller deficit likely as poverty relief urged

    Posted Feb 01st 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Joshua But Financial Secretary John Tsang Chun-wah expects the budget deficit to be smaller than estimated because of healthy revenues from stamp duty and land sales. But he remained tight-lipped about whether the government would roll out new poverty relief measures in the budget this month. A deficit of HK$39.8 billion had been projected for the current fiscal year, but strong ...

  7. An embarrassment of riches but a poverty of imagination

    Posted Feb 12th 2009, 12:00am by Tom Holland

    ... of cash, but they do tend to suffer from a dire poverty of imagination. ...

  8. Delaying minimum wage will only aggravate rising poverty

    Posted Feb 23rd 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... There is evidence that the Hong Kong economy will be hit badly by the financial crisis. While the current economic downturn is affecting almost everyone, Oxfam Hong Kong sees that poor people are suffering the most. In a meeting of the Commission on Strat ...

  9. Hundreds in Hong Kong join global call for end to poverty

    Posted Oct 18th 2007, 12:00am by Colleen Lee, Martin Wong

    ... Colleen Lee and Martin Wong More than 500 people packed into a community hall in Sham Shui Po yesterday for the International Day for the Eradication of Poverty, while nearby 80 activists called for action against hardship in Hong Kong. They were joining millions of people globally in the 'Stand Up and Speak Out' campaign to call for action against poverty ...

  10. Call to revive poverty commission rejected

    Posted Nov 01st 2007, 12:00am by Colleen Lee

    ... Colleen Lee The labour and welfare minister has declined to re-establish the commission on poverty, even though legislators passed a motion urging the government to do so. The motion, moved by legislator Frederick Fung Kin-kee, urged the government to come up with more comprehensive policies on poverty alleviation by re-establishing the commission, which was disbanded ...




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