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  1. We must not tolerate this level of poverty

    Posted May 17th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... handouts and measures to alleviate poverty, we need to do more to help bring people up. Based on 24 indicators, the figures from the financial secretary's office put the number of people ... but using different criteria, they have previously shown poverty to be substantially worse. Whatever the real level, it is obvious that far too many people can't keep up with our economic ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/714583/we-must-not-tolerate-level-poverty
  2. A minimum wage must tackle poverty

    Posted Oct 19th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... non-governmental groups contend more than 1.3 million - 19 per cent of the population - live in poverty. The World Bank's definition of poverty is living on less than US$1 a day. This cannot apply ... below the poverty line. Based on household size, this is defined as HK$4,023 for one person, HK$7,000 for two, HK$8,750 for three and HK$11,850 for families of four people and above. Thousands ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/695869/minimum-wage-must-tackle-poverty
  3. Premier's dream is to eliminate poverty

    Posted May 07th 2004, 12:00am by Josephine Ma

    ... Josephine Ma in Brussels Eradicating poverty remains a difficult task despite the mainland's rapid economic growth, the premier says. He also conceded that statistics could not reflect the full extent of poverty in China. '[The poverty line of] 625 yuan [a year] is based on price levels in 2000,' Premier Wen Jiabao told a group of Chinese immigrants ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/454794/premiers-dream-eliminate-poverty
  4. Poverty commission urges help for jobless

    Posted Jun 15th 2007, 12:00am by Jimmy Cheung, Klaudia Lee

    ... Jimmy Cheung, Klaudia Lee and Joshua Butt A high-level panel set up to ease Hong Kong's worsening poverty yesterday completed its two-year study with a call for a 'one-stop shop' for job seekers and better co-ordination on existing services. The Commission on Poverty also suggested relaxing the asset limit for elderly people applying for welfare and setting up ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/596885/poverty-commission-urges-help-jobless
  5. Commission sought to tackle poverty

    Posted Mar 09th 2004, 12:00am by Mary Ann, Mary Ann Benitez

    ... Mary Ann Benitez A minimum wage and old-age pension are essential, say academics and NGOs A high-level commission is needed to map out long-term policies to end poverty, academics and NGOs yesterday told legislators who passed a motion supporting their call. Mak Kim-ho, of Oxfam Hong Kong, said: 'A poverty commission does not mean we are going to redistribute wealth. We need ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/447505/commission-sought-tackle-poverty
  6. Social enterprises offer chance to beat poverty

    Posted Jun 02nd 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... The Commission on Poverty held its last meeting yesterday and, as of the end of the month, the body will be no more. The government has insisted that the dissolution of the commission ... the right things. Chief Executive Donald Tsang Yam-kuen made poverty reduction a key plank of his election platform, in which he said 'the widening wealth gap is a critical social problem ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/595243/social-enterprises-offer-chance-beat-poverty
  7. Help break the cycle of poverty

    Posted Jan 04th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... lives that we pay little attention to. It does make sense to have a tax structure that charges rich people more, and a minimum wage is a must. Poverty is so disabling. Poor people struggle ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/577468/help-break-cycle-poverty
  8. Rich irony as the coffers overflow while poverty grows

    Posted Mar 03rd 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... a sad irony when viewed against the growing poverty in Hong Kong, as shown in last week's by-census statistics. The government is getting rich, but there are more poor people and those ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/583574/rich-irony-coffers-overflow-while-poverty-grows
  9. Profits squeeze expected to hamper job creation

    Posted Aug 02nd 2006, 12:00am by Cary Huang

    ... Cary Huang in Beijing Beijing is facing hurdles in its effort to create jobs and lift incomes for poor urban residents and farmers, the mainland's top economic planning agency says. Creating jobs for them would be difficult largely because of overcap ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/558838/profits-squeeze-expected-hamper-job-creation
  10. Poor excuse

    Posted May 16th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... With just 16 per cent of cleaners and security guards covered by the 'wage protection movement', and the Commission on Poverty due to be disbanded soon, what should be done to help the less well-off? Write to us. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/593019/poor-excuse

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