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  1. Asia overtakes Europe in billionaire table

    Posted Mar 11th 2011, 12:00am by May Chan

    ... he has been living in the same house for 40 years. Slim is known for his active involvement in fighting poverty in Latin America. Microsoft founder Gates now boasts a net worth of US$56 ... that hard work was the key for poor people to help themselves out of poverty. The number of billionaires in Hong Kong increased from 25 to 36. Li Ka-shing was ranked the 11th-richest person ...

  2. Letters

    Posted Feb 20th 2011, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... of the majority of ordinary, hard-working citizens; and an ever widening gap between the rich and the poor, with more than one million citizens living in poverty. It was many of these deep-rooted ...

  3. China's uphill battle to invest in Myanmar

    Posted Jan 03rd 2011, 12:00am by Toh Han Shih

    ... in hydropower, according to official Chinese data. Laos is also looking to China for investment as the landlocked nation has been isolated for so long that most of its people live below the poverty line, ...

  4. Thai tiger roars again after protests, floods

    Posted Nov 02nd 2010, 12:00am by Kevin Rafferty

    ... from growth. But, as in the French Revolution, a slightly improved life can offer a vision of what others have and you don't and may trigger radical perceptions of your poverty. Thailand ...

  5. Diaspora diaries

    Posted Oct 31st 2010, 12:00am by Shirley Lau

    ... crazy and a million people live in poverty, Norway is at the other extreme- and it's a much fairer society.' ...

  6. Mekong conundrum: does dammed mean damned?

    Posted Oct 18th 2010, 12:00am by Tom Fawthrop

    ... hydropower dams, including the latest to be proposed: the Xayaburi dam in Laos. Authorities in Laos have put their faith in hydropower as a formula to lift the nation out of chronic poverty ...

  7. US still holds key to climate deadlock

    Posted Oct 11th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... that poverty aid will be repackaged as climate aid. The US brokered the non-binding political statement, co-signed by China, that saved the Copenhagen summit from complete failure. As the richest ...

  8. Liu Xiaobo wins Nobel Peace Prize

    Posted Oct 09th 2010, 12:00am by Cary Huang

    ... of millions out of poverty,' Obama, last year's Nobel peace laureate, said. 'But this award reminds us that political reform has not kept pace, and that the basic human rights of every ...

  9. Letters

    Posted Oct 04th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... which will bring few benefits to ordinary citizens. Policymakers must come up with ways to help Hongkongers who are living in poverty. Siu Leung-wing, Shau Kei Wan Good site for columbarium ...

  10. Has Beijing got what it takes to be a global player?

    Posted Oct 02nd 2010, 12:00am by Verna Yu

    ... with the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences' Institute of American Studies, said despite China's large gross domestic product, development was still very much constrained by poverty. With 1.3 ... a big question mark there,' Tao said. 'China is a developing country and will remain so for quite some time. There are still 40 million people living under the poverty line. Our ...




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