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  1. C.Y. Leung to revive commission against poverty

    Posted Jun 18th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Lilly Zhang and Tony Cheung Chief executive-elect Leung Chun-ying vowed yesterday to revive the anti-poverty commission as soon as he takes over, in a move to demonstrate that easing people's hardship is his top priority. 'We'll invite anti-poverty experts to join the preparatory committee, which will begin operations on July 1,' Leung said after attending ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/1004300/cy-leung-revive-commission-against-poverty
  2. Candidates slug it out over anti-poverty efforts

    Posted Jan 29th 2012, 12:00am

    ... of an anti-poverty commission- and accused Leung of failing to act on poverty in his years as a member of the Executive Council. But Tang ruled out facing off with Leung or pan-democrat candidate Albert Ho Chun-yan at a debate- for now. Tang cast doubt on Leung's motives for choosing now to accuse him of failing in his role as head of a commission on poverty between 2005 and 2007, during ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/991180/candidates-slug-it-out-over-anti-poverty-efforts
  3. Assurance on poverty fight as chief talks business

    Posted Jun 02nd 2007, 12:00am by Celine Sun, Colleen Lee

    ... Colleen Lee and Celine Sun Financial Secretary Henry Tang Ying-yen believes the next administration will put its efforts into alleviating poverty despite the dissolution of the Poverty Commission. Mr Tang, who heads the commission, was speaking yesterday as the chief executive rallied support for the development of social enterprises- an approach to poverty alleviation he put ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/595265/assurance-poverty-fight-chief-talks-business
  4. Anti-poverty group may survive, says secretary

    Posted May 31st 2007, 12:00am by Sherry Lee

    ... Sherry Lee The secretary of the soon-to-be-disbanded Poverty Commission says it could survive as a 'similar body' if there were strong enough calls from members at their final ... up two years ago to seek ways to alleviate poverty, is due to be disbanded at the end of June. Some members have complained it is being dissolved without setting any firm agenda for action ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/594980/anti-poverty-group-may-survive-says-secretary
  5. Anti-poverty group may survive if members want it to, says head

    Posted May 31st 2007, 12:00am by Sherry Lee

    ... Sherry Lee The secretary of the soon-to-be-disbanded Poverty Commission says it could survive as a 'similar body' if there were strong enough calls from members at their final ... stance and was trying to 'test the water'. The commission, set up two years ago to seek ways to alleviate poverty, is due to be disbanded at the end of June. Some members have ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/594982/anti-poverty-group-may-survive-if-members-want-it-says-head
  6. No phoney promises on poverty

    Posted Apr 05th 2007, 12:00am by Michael Chugani

    ... on poverty policies. Perhaps not, Mr Tang, but some of them do have to get up at 4am to scavenge for HK$20. I have often wondered if people like Mr Tang, a tycoon in private life who spends a fortune ... powerhouse and to tackle poverty with innovative ideas. But which will come first? Will he concentrate first on making rich people richer, or give priority to those most in need of help? The tycoons ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/587884/no-phoney-promises-poverty
  7. Commission for Poverty advocates fund for needy children

    Posted May 11th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... LAI YING-KIT Updated at 6.54pm: A fund for children from poor families should be able to address local needs, the Commission on Poverty suggested on Thursday. Members of the commission?s ... Polytechnic University in tackling inter-generational poverty. The Commission on Poverty was set up by former chief executive Tung Chee-hwa in 2005, and headed by Financial Secretary Henry Tang ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/548348/commission-poverty-advocates-fund-needy-children
  8. Henry Tang to consider drawing poverty line

    Posted Jan 15th 2005, 12:00am by Polly Hui

    ... Polly Hui But the finance chief rejects calls for new commission to hold open meetings Financial Secretary Henry Tang Ying-yen yesterday pledged to consider setting up a poverty line, but rejected calls for meetings of a new poverty commission he heads to be open to the public. Mr Tang told a Legco finance subcommittee that the issue of a poverty line would be considered by the new ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/485538/henry-tang-consider-drawing-poverty-line
  9. Henry Tang happy to grin and bear it- for now

    Posted Mar 08th 2005, 12:00am by Agnes Lam

    ... Agnes Lam It might not have been the best occasion to wear a happy face, but Henry Tang Ying-yen was positively beaming as he spoke in violence-prone Tin Shui Wai about how the Poverty ... or about his future leadership prospects, as he attended a seminar on the work of the anti-poverty body he heads. What he did say, according to DAB vice-chairman Tam Yiu-chung, who ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/491815/henry-tang-happy-grin-and-bear-it-now
  10. Older and poorer

    Posted Jan 10th 2012, 12:00am

    ... post. The front runners for the Election Committee's vote on March 25- Henry Tang Ying-yen and Leung Chun-ying- have vowed to tackle poverty and reach out to the underprivileged, but Wong ... circumstances are by no means unique. According to the Council of Social Service, some 290,000 people aged 65 or above, or about one in every three elderly people, are struggling with poverty- a record ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/989743/older-and-poorer

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