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  1. 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 ...

  2. Poverty of ideas is frittering away HK's immense wealth

    Posted Mar 11th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Jake van der Kamp jake.vanderkamp@scmp.com Hong Kong's fiscal reserves are massive. How much is truly necessary and what innovative ideas do you have for the excess reserves? Question to chief executive candidates, Monday, February 27 I want my kick ...

  3. 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 ...

  4. Most CSSA recipients can't afford basic necessities

    Posted Jun 08th 2012, 12:00am

    ... the council's business director. '[Welfare] only keeps them from starving, but it's not helping them escape poverty.' The report indicted run-down private housing flats: 75 per cent ...

  5. Financing the future

    Posted Apr 20th 2008, 12:00am by Amanda Lee

    ... Amanda Lee Philanthropists are looking at less conventional ways of giving Many philanthropists are moving away from just writing a cheque as the only way to donate, according to Tony Ferris, UBS executive director and head of philanthropy services for As ...

  6. Should we give money to people begging on the street?

    Posted Feb 06th 2008, 12:00am by Dennis Wu, Esther Pang

    ... Dennis Wu, Esther Pang Each week our two teenagers debate a hot topic. This week ... Dennis Wu, 19, St Joseph's College In this cosmopolitan city, beggars are surprisingly easy to find. They are a nuisance to pedestrians who walk away looking disgust ...

  7. Business - Comment - JAKE'S VIEW

    Keeping Oxfam out of the NGO rabble

    Posted Nov 01st 2012, 02:30am by Jake Van Der Kamp

    ... Jake van der Kamp Traditional projects do more to help alleviate poverty and create a better society than all the seminars, symposiums and motions can accomplish Keeping Oxfam out of the NGO rabble "We continue to try and ensure that we influence policy on the causes of poverty, not just drip-feed aid to the symptoms." Oxfam administrator I shall identify this man ...

  8. Fighting poverty not top priority, says adviser

    Posted Dec 14th 2004, 12:00am by Agnes Lam

    ... Agnes Lam The government cannot do too much to solve poverty as it is already struggling with a deficit and has no control over unemployment, a top adviser said yesterday. Central Policy Unit head Lau Siu-kai said steady economic development was the key to improving people's lives and the government could not devote itself to fighting poverty alone. 'The ...

  9. Government pledges to combat poverty

    Posted Mar 16th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... told the Legislative Council on Wednesday that the government would provide the needy with more opportunities. He noted that the government had recently established a Commission on Poverty. 'At the first meeting of the commission, members agreed that its objectives should be to prevent and alleviate poverty and promote self-reliance,' he said. Mr Tang said two funds had been ...

  10. Bold plan to ease rural poverty unveiled

    Posted Feb 22nd 2006, 12:00am by Josephine Ma

    ... Josephine Ma in Beijing Increased spending aimed at easing grievances, narrowing income gap The mainland has unveiled a bold plan to increase government spending to narrow the widening urban-rural gap and assuage the simmering grievances of the unprivileg ...




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