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  1. News - Hong Kong - SOCIETY

    Poverty Commission set to define poverty line

    Posted Dec 10th 2012, 12:00am by Jennifer Ngo

    ... COMMISSION TO DEFINE POVERTY LINE A recognised poverty line for Hong Kong should emerge after the Commission on Poverty's inaugural meeting today, a member of the body said. "It's ... tackling the poverty line, the first meeting is expected to cover the basic ground rules with "nothing new, but all necessary", Fisher said. He hoped the commission would be able to make ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1101607/poverty-commission-set-define-poverty-line
  2. News - Hong Kong - LIVING STANDARDS

    Poverty level in Hong Kong to be defined

    Posted Sep 27th 2012, 12:00am by Jennifer Ngo

    ... Jennifer Ngo jennifer.ngo@scmp.com HK set to define poverty threshold The city will define a poverty line, taking a big step towards recognising and alleviating the plight of low-income earners, a government-appointed working group says. Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying's administration accepted the need to revive the Commission on Poverty, which his predecessor Donald Tsang ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1048098/poverty-level-hong-kong-be-defined
  3. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Poverty commission must make most vulnerable their priority

    Posted Oct 24th 2012, 12:00am by Stephen Fisher

    ... Stephen Fisher Stephen Fisher says Hong Kong must address the structural causes of poverty, and identifies five key groups that will require particular attention from the new Commission on Poverty Burden to ease The preparatory task force for a Commission on Poverty has been working since July on the terms of reference and composition of the revived commission. Oxfam Hong Kong hopes ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1068061/poverty-commission-must-make-most-vulnerable-their-priority
  4. News - Hong Kong - POVERTY

    Oxfam urges chief executive to set poverty threshold

    Posted Aug 15th 2012, 12:00am by Colleen Lee

    ... Set poverty threshold, charity urges The upcoming relaunch of the Commission on Poverty is an opportunity to rethink Hong Kong's priorities on alleviating poverty and rectify mistakes, says Oxfam Hong Kong. The charity group yesterday urged the government to create a new post of commissioner for the body and to define the poverty line. Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying chairs ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1014865/oxfam-urges-chief-executive-set-poverty-threshold
  5. Comment - Letters

    Commission can fight poverty with long-term strategy

    Posted Aug 28th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Comprehensive policy needed to tackle poverty effectively Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying has decided to revive the Commission on Poverty which was scrapped in 2007. I completely agree with Oxfam Hong Kong, which has suggested that the commission should have a poverty line defined and rethink poverty reduction targets, as these are realistic ways to help the needy. Up till now, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/letters/article/1023890/commission-can-fight-poverty-long-term-strategy
  6. Trickle-down effect: mere drops in ocean of poverty

    Posted Jun 30th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Colleen Lee colleen.lee@scmp.com Donald Tsang Yam-kuen's inability to tackle poverty and revamp the welfare system during his seven years as chief executive are the main reasons ... on Poverty- initiated in January 2005 by Tung. 'Had it continued to run, it might have been able to work on more poverty-alleviation projects,' Cheung said. On the Community Care Fund, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/1005453/trickle-down-effect-mere-drops-ocean-poverty
  7. Beijing doubles threshold for rural poverty

    Posted Nov 30th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Cary Huang in Beijing cary.huang@scmp.com The central government is raising the rural poverty line. The threshold will nearly double as part of efforts to eradicate poverty in the next decade, in a move that also reflects the country's rising wealth and the erosion of consumer purchasing power. The definition of rural poverty will cover people with annual per capita incomes ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/986354/beijing-doubles-threshold-rural-poverty
  8. Our chief executive candidates show a poverty of imagination

    Posted Feb 29th 2012, 12:00am

    ... a depressing poverty of imagination and a complete lack of detail. Henry Tang's reply bore the stamp of typical non-committal civil service blather: 'Within the limits of our traditional ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/994030/our-chief-executive-candidates-show-poverty-imagination
  9. Rural poverty drops after 10-year drive

    Posted Nov 17th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Will Clem in Shanghai william.clem@scmp.com Nearly 27 million people remained below the poverty line in rural China at the end of last year after a decade of efforts to alleviate ... progress in development-oriented poverty reduction programme for rural China', documents the central government's achievements in tackling poverty outside the cities since ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/985040/rural-poverty-drops-after-10-year-drive
  10. 1 in 5 live below poverty line, welfare body says

    Posted Sep 15th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Jennifer Ngo jennifer.ngo@scmp.com Almost a fifth of Hongkongers live below the poverty line, according to a report compiled by a welfare body that has proposed a seven-point agenda ... with waiting lists for some services of more than six years in some districts. The seven areas the council says need action include services for the handicapped and the elderly, as well as poverty ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/979093/1-5-live-below-poverty-line-welfare-body-says

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