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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. Comment - Letters

    Pan-democratic movement weakened by splits

    Posted Sep 20th 2012, 12:00am by LETTERS

    ... this new government, the first in decades (national education blunder notwithstanding) to make poverty reduction and enhanced social justice key public policy objectives. But this holding ...

  3. Magazines - Post Magazine - SUNDAY MORNING

    Then & now: moving stories

    Posted Sep 23rd 2012, 12:00am by JASON

    ... to reside in Hong Kong for seven years to qualify for permanent residency, many live below the poverty line until they can even join the queue for public housing and other social welfare benefits ...

  4. 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 ...

  5. 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 ...

  6. A prayer from the public: give us back our city of fairness and equality

    Posted Jul 02nd 2012, 12:00am

    ... our reach? Housing, like maternity beds, is an essential need. Why protect one, but not the other? Today, 550,000 of our working population are in a poverty trap. Anti-poverty measures hardly scratch the surface. To eradicate poverty, create jobs where the poor live. Bring back wet markets in depressed areas. It's better to benefit 200 stall owners than fatten a single ...

  7. 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, ...

  8. Comment - Letters

    Letters to the Editor, August 29, 2012

    Posted Aug 29th 2012, 12:00am

    ... such a wide gap between rich and poor. Poverty in Hong Kong is caused by a combination of factors. These include an older, low-skilled population unable to adapt to the new knowledge-based economy, ...

  9. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    How to make Hong Kong a better place to live

    Posted Aug 29th 2012, 12:00am by Paul Yip

    ... cent since 2009, and the result is clear: housing affordability has become non-existent especially among the working youth; absolute poverty has increased, and food price rises- a direct ...

  10. 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 ...




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