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  1. The poverty problem

    Posted Feb 22nd 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... to environmental problems. But Haiti's huge environmental problem is caused by poverty. If Haiti were a rich country, deforestation would not be such a problem. Haiti is one of the poorest countries ... consumption or by poverty. But in both cases, technology usually has a solution. ...

  2. Chance to join 100 million people in standing up against poverty

    Posted Oct 17th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... in support of poverty elimination. Those who turn up at the Lei Cheng Uk playground in Sham Shui Po at 6.45pm today will join up to 100 million people in more than 150 countries with the aim of setting a world record for collective action against poverty. The event is part a three-day Green Earth Mission Stand Up Take Action event organised by the local Art of Living chapter ...

  3. Farmers sinking deeper into poverty

    Posted Nov 13th 2003, 12:00am by Josephine Ma

    ... villages in mountainous Yunnan province, during which he said he was struck by their extreme poverty. 'From my experience of having been in poor parts of the Hebei plains [in northern China] ... to write on rocks.' Professor Friedman blamed poor governance, bad policies and history for the poverty being so deeply entrenched in the local economy. He said agricultural policies under Mao ...

  4. Province battles dual nightmares: black skies, 1m below poverty line

    Posted Jun 22nd 2008, 12:00am by Shi Jiangtao

    ... 58 per cent of the provincial economic output. About 20 per cent of the province's total population, or 1.04 million people, live below the official poverty line, mostly in rural and mountain areas, with more than 60 per cent concentrated in the source regions of the Yangtze, Yellow and Lancang (Mekong) rivers. Eliminating poverty remained the biggest challenge ...

  5. Colourful walls built to hide rural poverty

    Posted Apr 22nd 2007, 12:00am by Minnie Chan

    ... a socialist new countryside' to dress up their jurisdictions with 'image projects'. In one case, funds to alleviate poverty in Gansu's Yongjing county have been spent on building ... the rural areas clean and tidy,' she said. 'Our officials said it's one of the measures to alleviate poverty here.' Another villager, Su Farong, 37, said some villagers called ...

  6. Protecting species cuts poverty: study

    Posted Apr 10th 2006, 12:00am by Lilian Goh

    ... LILIAN GOH Saving pandas, gorillas or tigers is not just about protecting an endangered species from extinction, but also about reducing poverty and improving the lives of local ... that environmental activities carried out by WWF have helped eradicate poverty and hunger, as well as promote sustainable development in rural areas of countries such as China, Nepal and India. The case ...

  7. 14 areas targeted in plan to improve lives of poor

    Posted Jun 11th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Mandy Zuo mandy.zuo@scmp.com Beijing has designated 14 areas, mostly mountainous and populated by ethnic minorities, as its 'major battlefields' in the fight against poverty in the next 10 years. They include Tibet, southern Xinjiang and a southwestern region hit by bad soil erosion, according to a government exhibition on poverty alleviation efforts in the past decade ...

  8. People displaced by dams still 'face extreme poverty'

    Posted Jul 30th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... to satisfy the increasing demand for electricity. Ma Jun, a consultant with the United States environmental firm Sinosphere, said about 4.5 million of these people were now living in extreme poverty ...

  9. Comment - Letters

    Letters to the Editor, November 5, 2012

    Posted Nov 05th 2012, 12:00am by LETTERS

    ... to help people develop a commitment to nature and the need to protect our vulnerable planet. Leung Kit-yan, Diamond Hill   Establishing a poverty line is so important There has been heated debate ... then the government will be forced to raise taxes and then everyone suffers. It is also important for the government to establish an official and internationally recognised poverty line, so that it can ...

  10. Hard times

    Posted Sep 18th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... The number of people living in poverty exceeded 1.33 million last year, a new survey has shown. Is this an acceptable statistic given a booming economy and what can be done to help the poor? Write to us. ...




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