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  1. Rohingya still dream of fleeing poverty

    Posted Feb 07th 2010, 12:00am by Azizur Rahman

    ... Shaikh Azizur Rahman The boats that once brought Rohingya to an uncertain fate on Thai shores have stopped sailing. But the poverty and the persecution that spurred their journeys ... to break the cycle of poverty that afflicts his ethnic group. Then last year, just after he had saved enough for the voyage, Saifullah heard the stories of how Thai authorities were capturing ...

  2. Wealth of opportunity

    Posted Mar 10th 2006, 12:00am by Norma Connolly

    ... Development Goals set the world a challenge to halve the number of people living in poverty by 2015. With that deadline now nine years away, Asian and European leaders met in London this week to discuss the size of the task before them, and debate how they can tackle the monumental task of eradicating poverty in Asia, home to two-thirds of the world's poorest people. British Prime ...

  3. New fiscal steps will not leave poor behind, vows finance chief

    Posted May 28th 2004, 12:00am by Bill Savadove

    ... Bill Savadove in Shanghai Shift away from path of aggressive growth will not affect efforts to reduce poverty Finance Minister Jin Renqing has called for the mainland to move towards ... is the most suitable,' Mr Jin said after a World Bank-sponsored conference on poverty reduction in Shanghai. But he added that the mainland would continue to fund poverty reduction and industries ...

  4. Who said it?

    Posted Nov 21st 2011, 12:00am

    ... The worst thing about poverty is not the lack of money, but the lack of hope Hong Kong social worker Chan Siu-ming These are very, very important economic times for both China and the United States, and indeed the world Gary Locke, Washington's ambassador to Beijing The conflict will continue... Syria will not bow down Syrian President Bashar al-Assad ...

  5. Rising Asia is letting its women fall behind

    Posted Apr 20th 2012, 12:00am

    ... economic growth is intertwined with inequality, poverty, environmental degradation, political instability and other threats. That's why women's contributions are needed now more than ever ... to be particularly low in productivity and scale, and women are often pressed into such jobs because of poverty. These sectors, however, represent an opportunity to nurture female leadership, especially ...

  6. Comment - Letters

    Letters to the Editor, September 20, 2012

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

    ... tensions between Hong Kong residents and mainlanders will get worse. It must do something to help affected citizens. Kelly Lam Wing-sum, Kowloon Bay   Policies to fight poverty are misguided The rich-poor gap in Hong Kong is still creating serious problems and the plight of those living in poverty is getting worse. The government has implemented policies to help ease the difficulties ...

  7. News - Asia - PHILIPPINES

    Filipino rebels won’t stop bid to free hostages

    Posted Feb 13th 2013, 06:19pm by Associated Press in Manila

    ... failed to end the Abu Sayyaf’s brutal attacks, which have damaged the image and potential of Sulu, a resource-rich but poverty-wracked frontier region 950 kilometres south of Manila. “We cannot ...

  8. Myanmar must not squander its riches in the rush to grow

    Posted Mar 01st 2012, 12:00am

    ... Chandran Nair Myanmar faces a tricky future finding a development model that will allow it to alleviate poverty and create an equitable society. As one of the last countries in Asia ... their way out of poverty and ape an economic model that appears to have exhausted itself because it thrives on promoting relentless consumption by underpricing critical resources. This offers ...

  9. Signs of the times

    Posted Dec 04th 2011, 12:00am

    ... and other parts of Southeast Asia. His interaction with the people from the region, especially those living in poverty, proved to be an eye-opening experience. 'I don't think many North Americans are accustomed to seeing this level of poverty,' he says. 'Some situations in places like Manila, for example, are quite dire.' Inspired to give back, Ashton started, ...

  10. The real life lessons to teach about China's economic model

    Posted Aug 01st 2012, 12:00am

    ... China's unique economic model has raised more than 400 million people out of poverty, without doubt the greatest economic and social achievement in human history.' Presented like that, ... is no guarantee you won't be plunged back into poverty. Now that's a lesson far better taught in the classroom than learned the hard way in adult life. ...




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