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  1. News - Hong Kong

    Defining how much one needs is next step in poverty issue

    Posted Dec 11th 2012, 12:00am by Jennifer Ngo

    ... Kong is finally taking a baby step on the poverty issue: consensus on the poverty line is close, and it is expected to be set at 50 per cent of median income- meaning those living on less than half that amount are considered to be living in poverty. But details of the line- whose introduction is seen as an indication of the government taking a more serious stance on dealing ...

  2. News - Hong Kong

    Hong Kong's new poverty line wins wary support

    Posted Dec 11th 2012, 12:00am by Jennifer Ngo

    ... Jennifer Ngo jennifer.ngo@scmp.com In a city better known for conspicuous wealth, a new economic indicator will seek to determine just how many Hongkongers instead live in poverty Drawing a line under poverty After years of pleading and advocacy from grass-roots voices, Hong Kong is about to have its first official poverty line, decided by a panel of experts at the newly ...

  3. Business - Banking & Finance - FINANCE

    Offshore tax havens like Hong Kong contribute to poverty, says ActionAid

    Posted May 14th 2013, 12:00am by Toh Han Shih

    ... to poverty' The widespread use of offshore tax havens such as Hong Kong by nearly all 100 of the largest British-listed companies, including HSBC and Standard Chartered, may contribute to world poverty and raise the risk of tax evasion, says British charity ActionAid. It found 36 per cent of HSBC's 1,527 subsidiaries are based in tax havens, including 91 HSBC subsidiaries in Hong ...

  4. News - Hong Kong

    Poverty now endemic in Hong Kong, says NGO

    Posted Jan 26th 2013, 07:19pm by Jennifer Ngo

    ... Jennifer Ngo Poverty was now endemic in Hong Kong with elderly people hit the hardest- as the gap between rich and poor continues to grow, a leading NGO said on Saturday. The Hong Kong Council for Social Services (HKCSS) has been studying poverty in Hong Kong for 13 years and says the situation has worsened and will get more serious unless tackled with long-term plans. Its ...

  5. News - Hong Kong

    Pressure grows on Leung to reduce poverty

    Posted Jan 05th 2013, 06:46pm by JOLIE HO

    ... Jolie Ho Pressure is mounting on Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying to make poverty alleviation the cornerstone of his maiden policy address this month as new research reveals the impact of poverty on one of the world’s richest cities. Hong Kong’s poor suffer a host of health problems and are the unhappiest people in the city. They also grapple with more family woes compared ...

  6. News - Hong Kong

    Hong Kong streets no place to call home, unless there's nowhere else

    Posted Jan 13th 2013, 12:00am by Jennifer Ngo

    ... Jennifer Ngo jennifer.ngo@scmp.com No-one knows for sure how many people live rough on Hong Kong's streets. It's fairly certain, though, that their numbers are rising No place to call home Few would choose to live on the streets if there was a b ...

  7. News - Hong Kong - ECONOMY

    Number of poor rising in Hong Kong

    Posted Nov 14th 2012, 12:00am by Colleen Lee

    ... with poverty in city The median salary of Hong Kong's top earners is HK$88,800 a month, 26.1 times the poorest 10 per cent, government figures show. Overall, one in six people, or 17.6 per cent of 6.7 million people, struggled with poverty in the second quarter of this year, up 0.6 percentage points from last year, Oxfam Hong Kong said. The figures, retrieved by the group from ...

  8. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Change from the bottom up can empower a community

    Posted Dec 01st 2012, 12:00am by JESSICA TAM

    ... Jessica Tam Jessica Tam says HK's social needs can be met if people pull together Change from the bottom up can empower a community The government's new Commission on Poverty ... Enterprise Development Fund). This HK$500 million fund, less noticed by the public, represents a new strategy for poverty alleviation. This is a bold step: by calling for social innovation, ...

  9. Comment - Letters

    Letters Question, August 16

    Posted Aug 16th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Fresh initiatives. Do you agree with Oxfam Hong Kong that the Commission on Poverty, to be relaunched next month, must rethink Hong Kong's priorities on alleviating the plight of the poorest in society and define a poverty threshold?   ...

  10. Magazines - Style

    Lisa Genasci: The fund adviser with a drive to help alleviate poverty in Asia

    Posted Oct 09th 2012, 12:00am by Josephine Bond

    ... alleviate poverty in Asia, with an emphasis on children's programmes in the region and the environment in Hong Kong and the mainland. In the past six years, US$7 million has been put ...




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