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  1. 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 ...

  2. Crocodile tears over poverty

    Posted May 15th 2010, 12:00am by Stephen Vines

    ... Stephen Vines Here is a warning: this is a column about poverty in Hong Kong, a subject that supposedly interests many people but, in reality, is deemed to be boring. And, let's ... themselves and most certainly should not be turning to society for help. Shocking figures were revealed this week showing that one in nine Hong Kong people are living in poverty, a rising trend ...

  3. We must not tolerate this level of poverty

    Posted May 17th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... handouts and measures to alleviate poverty, we need to do more to help bring people up. Based on 24 indicators, the figures from the financial secretary's office put the number of people ... but using different criteria, they have previously shown poverty to be substantially worse. Whatever the real level, it is obvious that far too many people can't keep up with our economic ...

  4. Poverty trap

    Posted Jun 20th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Government figures show that Hong Kong's income gap is getting wider, as the number of households earning HK$4,000 or less has risen by 80,000. Could this pay disparity adversely affect our economy? Write to us. ...


    Posted Aug 08th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Cindy Pat A community project aimed at helping poverty-stricken children in Hong Kong has been launched. Caltex Project Chance, organised by the Boys' and Girls' Clubs ... families. More than 260,000 children are estimated to be living in poverty in Hong Kong. Project Chance will help 100 of them annually by enhancing their self-esteem, physical strength and mental ...

  6. Confined by society

    Posted Nov 19th 2011, 12:00am

    ... services, recently estimated that 18 per cent of the local population now live below the poverty line. This, inevitably, affects the children of families earning less than the median income, many ... of children in poverty, and delay is inexcusable. At the same time, action is required to establish a children's commission, in line with the Legislative Council's unanimous vote in 2007, ...

  7. Poor children seek 15 years of free education

    Posted Sep 01st 2006, 12:00am by Patsy Moy

    ... education minister Arthur Li Kwok-cheung of failing to provide enough support for children living in poverty, such as transport and other costs. They also accused publishers of making unnecessary ... under 18 in Hong Kong were living in poverty and they might be forced to drop out of school because their families could not pay for the tuition. Figures from the Census and Statistics ...

  8. Leung's policies

    Posted Mar 26th 2012, 12:00am

    ... with insufficient number of students will be allowed to operate small classes. Social welfare Reinstate the Commission on Poverty to study measures to alleviate poverty; and Double the monthly allowance ...

  9. Comment - Letters

    Letters to the Editor, August 22, 2012

    Posted Aug 22nd 2012, 12:00am

    ... on poverty ended in 2007. I believe the prompt decision of Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying to revive the commission will be welcomed by disadvantaged citizens. Given that the problems faced ... in society, and it should define a suitable poverty line for the city ("Set poverty threshold, charity urges", August 15). It may appear as though the government has done a lot to alleviate ...

  10. 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, ...




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