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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. Poverty to top Tung's policy priorities

    Posted Jan 10th 2005, 12:00am by Chris Yeung, Jimmy Cheung

    ... Chris Yeung and Jimmy Cheung Don't expect handouts, sources say, the needy will be helped to help themselves The fight against poverty is expected to form a key plank in Tung ... said. The cornerstone of this policy will be the setting up of a top-level commission on poverty to be headed by Financial Secretary Henry Tang Ying-yen. The commission will adopt ...

  4. Opportunity to help the world

    Posted Jul 17th 2005, 12:00am by Jason Ng

    ... money allocated to weapons development and spend it on tackling world poverty and international aid? Corrupt dictatorships would dwindle and die, and social disorders would be put right if the world's citizens worked hand in hand. Poverty, illness and terrorist attacks would become a thing of the past. It's all a matter of opportunity cost. Jason Ng is a student at King George ...

  5. letters

    Posted Apr 23rd 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... now. Liliane Hulac, German Swiss International School The wealth gap I think the poverty gap in Hong Kong is very serious. The rich seem to be getting richer, and the poor seem to be getting poorer. Poverty is increasing and becoming very serious, but people just seem to think: 'Well, it's none of my business, and I don't have to do anything about it.' ...

  6. Letters

    Posted Dec 10th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... regarding ways in which the money will be spent. Undeniably, families living below the poverty line need direct subsidies to cope with rising inflation. But they face inherited poverty and short-term subsidies cannot tackle the root of the problem. The poor need opportunities to rise from poverty by their own efforts. The government has a critical role to play in helping poor parents ...

  7. Help in nation-building needed to sink pirates

    Posted Oct 26th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... industry- civil war, the breakdown of law and order, devastating drought and overfishing- which have all contributed to poverty. Hopefully, by engaging with influential figures on the ground, ...

  8. letters

    Posted Aug 27th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... computer games and get on with our lives. Kerwin So, SKH Li Fook Hing Secondary School Enrich your life Poverty is generally associated with a tragic lack of money, especially in African and south Asian countries. But I believe a different sort of poverty exists even when there is no shortage of money. We can feel 'poor' in other aspects, such as happiness or opportunities. ...

  9. A place of extremes

    Posted Nov 26th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Global climate change is not just about warmer winters in Hong Kong. In extreme situations - such as a small island in the Philippines - it can lead to starvation and poverty. San Miguel Island in the Philippines is on the western tip of a necklace of islands in the Lagonoy Gulf, which is endowed with vast coral reefs, a seagrass bed and mangroves, all of which the inhabitants ...

  10. UN sounds food warning

    Posted May 10th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Cameron Dueck The United Nations said last week that climate change could very quickly reverse all the progress that has been made on solving Africa's hunger and poverty problems. Countries around the world have poured billions of dollars of aid into Africa in recent years to help feed poor people, educate them and build up a real economy. But changing weather patterns could ...




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