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  1. Lai See

    Posted May 08th 2010, 12:00am by Luisa Tam

    ... with Luisa Tam Hard to believe, but one in six Japanese is 'poor' Poverty has a different face depending on where you live. In Africa it means a lack of education, no jobs, and no health care. In some countries, it's the plight of living on US$1 a day. But poverty is defined quite differently in Japan. After many years of economic stagnation and widening income ...

  2. 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 ...

  3. A proper telling-off over a vision of national education

    Posted Aug 02nd 2012, 12:00am

    ... countries. And it praised China for sharing the fruits of growth among the population at large and lifting more than 400 million people out of poverty. Then I went on to imagine what a more critical ... model may have lifted millions out of poverty, but it has denied millions more their fair share of the economy's growth. I've cleared out my inbox now, so please feel free to slap me ...

  4. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Catholic Church runs ad to press government for policy reforms

    Posted Sep 21st 2012, 12:00am by Stuart Lau

    ... for the working poor who do not receive Comprehensive Social Security Assistance. The open letter says more than one million people now live below the poverty line. "This is an abnormal phenomenon ...

  5. Survey triggers new appeal for efforts to help poor and elderly

    Posted Feb 05th 2008, 12:00am by Paggie Leung

    ... of the institute, Timothy Wong Ka-ying, said. Although fewer people were unemployed, he said the real wages of many non-skilled workers were declining because of inflation, so the poverty situation in Hong ... the structural problems' of the welfare system, Professor Wong said. 'Many respondents believe societal factors such as the lack of a minimum wage are causes of poverty.' The researcher ...

  6. Does Hong Kong have the audacity to lead?

    Posted Dec 28th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Such an incongruous situation is a clear indictment of our government's ineffective policies to eradicate poverty. Seen in this light, Bloomberg's initiative is astounding; it is projected ...

  7. North Korean 'happiness' study puts Chinese top

    Posted Jun 02nd 2011, 12:00am

    ... Will Clem will.clem@scmp.com Hermetically-sealed, poverty-stricken North Korea has ranked Chinese people as the world's happiest, while determining that Americans are the most miserable. The 'Global Happiness Index' report- released in an apparent response to a similar league table produced by the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development last week- ...

  8. first person

    Posted Feb 23rd 2006, 12:00am by Simon Parry

    ... As told to Simon Parry The annual Hong Kong ArtWalk on March 1 will raise money to alleviate poverty through the Society of Community Organisation. Soco community organiser Sze Lai-shan ... and resources to help people living in cage homes and cubicles, and to help more elderly people and children. When Tung Chee-hwa was chief executive, he wanted to put poverty on the agenda and he raised ...

  9. Talking points

    Posted Mar 08th 2012, 12:00am

    ... is 'Empower rural women- end hunger and poverty'. The Join Me on the Bridge campaign- which aims to gather as many people as possible on bridges in support of women in war-torn regions- ...

  10. Respect of rights vital to China's long-term growth

    Posted Jun 03rd 2011, 12:00am

    ... Over the space of just 30 years, China has experienced amazing growth. Along the way it has lifted 500 million people out of poverty. Britain welcomes China's rise and growing economic and political role in the world. We want to see its weight reflected in international institutions. And we need China's constructive engagement on global issues. More than ever, ...




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