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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. Transparency required on defence spending

    Posted Mar 09th 2011, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... its priorities are set correctly in the best interests of the people the military is there to defend. After all, the raising of hundreds of millions of people from poverty remains a work ...

  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. Every dollar donated to the UN has to count

    Posted Jan 21st 2011, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... to the communities that made them wealthy, but their help is also needed in alleviating global disease, poverty and disasters. One in six of the world's people do not have enough to eat, while half lack ...

  8. 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.' ...

  9. Growing pains

    Posted Nov 28th 2010, 12:00am by Joe Cochrane

    ... oil is a strategic product and helps to alleviate poverty,' says Daud Dharsono, president-director of Smart. 'The industry provides direct and indirect employment for 4.5 million ... industry.' He also rejects claims by activists who've said they 'aren't convinced' palm-oil plantations are a major alleviator of poverty in Indonesia. 'They know palm oil ...

  10. Letters

    Posted Jan 23rd 2011, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... into fertiliser I agree with those correspondents who have complained about the volume of food waste generated in Hong Kong. People living in poverty are always worrying about having a reliable supply ...




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