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  1. News - Hong Kong - POVERTY

    Children's rights group gives Hong Kong black mark

    Posted Jan 01st 2013, 12:00am by JOLIE HO

    ... the association operates, said Leung Chun-ying had taken some steps towards poverty alleviation since he took office. "[Leung] has taken a little action but has no big policy," Soco community organiser Sze Lai-shan said. She noted that the present administration admitted there was poverty in the city, while the previous one said only that there was a wealth gap. "Leung has promised ...

  2. Riots show urgent need to tackle rural poverty

    Posted Nov 07th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... The riots, protests, and outbreaks of labour unrest that have hit a number of mainland provinces in recent weeks are a worrying sign of the deep-seated problems facing the central government. These disturbances have varied in severity, are the result of d ...

  3. Legal system's rule of law conundrum

    Posted Apr 10th 2012, 12:00am

    ... that have lifted hundreds of millions out of poverty, it is also time for the party and the government to do much more to promote the rule of law. In practice, China has a dual system- the rule ... the days when poverty made people equal, a memory evoked by Bo's nostalgia for the revolutionary past, are gone forever. But rising living standards also raise expectations. Respect ...

  4. Support for poorest of the poor by year-end

    Posted Aug 02nd 2007, 12:00am by Josephine Ma

    ... to guarantee a minimum living standard for rural residents not covered by social security schemes. Since urban dwellers already had access to such support, all residents living below the poverty line ... environments. The mainland's poverty line for last year was an annual income of 693 yuan. But Mr Li said minimum living standards would differ according to local costs for food, clothes, ...

  5. Low-income windfalls

    Posted Oct 13th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Department, thinks the new policies will help provide temporary relief for the poor. Yet he stressed they would do little to solve long-term poverty problems. 'The income gap is widening because ...

  6. Cash for the elderly on Henry Tang's agenda

    Posted Feb 13th 2012, 12:00am

    ... to assess issues facing middle-class families; On top of employees' MPF accounts, set up voluntary contribution accounts; Set up committee to work out anti-poverty policies; Allow retirees ... financial centre; Commission to study poverty problems and find solutions; Monthly old-age subsidy for eligible on top of the existing allowance; Improve operations of MPF scheme, including cutting ...

  7. Billions more for struggling elderly

    Posted Jul 17th 2012, 12:00am

    ... needed to study more comprehensive retirement protection schemes for the elderly. Meanwhile, the Preparatory Task Force on the Commission on Poverty, initiated by Leung, had its first meeting ...

  8. Talking points

    Posted Jun 22nd 2012, 12:00am

    ... in poverty, including 200,000 children and teenagers. Rome hosts tense meeting on European debt crisis Italian Prime Minister Mario Monti exercises his diplomatic skills hosting a meeting of the euro ...

  9. Searching for life after the death of HK manufacturing

    Posted Sep 24th 2007, 12:00am by Jake Van Der Kamp

    ... for Asian centres. In Thursday's column, I asked whether four legislators flew business class on a publicly funded trip to Europe to study poverty. I am now told they did not. One flew straight poverty class and the other three were on something between poverty and business class. They would still have done better to stop off somewhere between Hong Kong and Europe if studying poverty ...

  10. letters

    Posted Apr 09th 2012, 12:00am

    ... in rural areas have migrated to cities to escape from poverty, and Hong Kong is one of their destinations. Many of them have difficulty adapting to the lifestyle of a prosperous city, and maybe our ...




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