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    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. 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 ...

  3. 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 ...

  4. Facing up to poverty

    Posted Aug 23rd 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Once absent from Hong Kong, 'poverty' is a word that recently has been on the lips of most people. Picture these two extremes: while some people drive a Mercedes Benz to work, thousands live in cage dwellings and manage on $15 daily. What is wrong with Hong Kong? A growing number of people have been living under the poverty line in the past 25 years. One reason ...

  5. 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. ...

  6. Breaking the poverty cycle for children

    Posted Oct 26th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... I am sad and astounded to find that one in four Hong Kong children live in poverty in 'Asia's World City'. To prevent those born poor staying poor for life, the government ... the vicious cycle of poverty is to provide free educational visits to children from poor families. The article 'One in four HK children live in poverty' (Sunday Morning Post, October 17) ...

  7. A poor state of affairs

    Posted Oct 26th 2004, 12:00am by Frank Ching

    ... Frank Ching It is ironic that, only days after the Hong Kong Council of Social Service reported that poverty had shot up in recent years- with one in four children now living below the poverty line- the Worldwide Fund for Nature issued a report saying that Hong Kong residents consume twice as many natural resources as the average person worldwide. This is a sad commentary ...


    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 ...

  9. 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, ...

  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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