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  1. An embarrassment of riches but a poverty of imagination

    Posted Feb 12th 2009, 12:00am by Tom Holland

    ... of cash, but they do tend to suffer from a dire poverty of imagination. ...

  2. We must ease the plight of children in poverty

    Posted Oct 17th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Poverty, by itself, is usually not enough to undermine a child's future in Hong Kong. The government already offers a myriad of subsidies, from housing to welfare that mitigates ... In this sense, working to relieve poverty-stricken children is not charity, but necessary work. At a time when government officials show a new willingness to invest more in social programmes, ...

  3. News - Hong Kong - BUDGET

    Hong Kong political, charity groups urge using budget surplus on poor

    Posted Feb 18th 2013, 12:00am by JOANNA CHIU AND PHILA SIU

    ... Joanna Chiu and Phila Siu Some of estimated HK$60b should be used to increase rent and utility subsidies, groups say Spend surplus on helping the poor, finance chief told Political and charity groups converged on government headquarters yesterday to urge Financial Secretary John Tsang Chun-wah to use the huge surplus to help lift the city's most vulnerable out of poverty ...

  4. News - Hong Kong - FINANCE

    Budget promises bounty, but relief measures likely smaller

    Posted Feb 18th 2013, 12:00am by Tony Cheung, Gary Cheung

    ... Tony Cheung and Gary Cheung Rates and rent waivers, and tax rebate, among measures likely to be announced by John Tsang BUDGET PROMISES BOUNTY OF BILLIONS Relief measures worth billions of dollars, including the waiver of property rates and public housing ...

  5. New fiscal vision has 'poor in sight'

    Posted May 28th 2004, 12:00am by Bill Savadove

    ... Bill Savadove in Shanghai Finance chief vows the shift to neutral policies will not affect poverty reduction Finance Minister Jin Renqing has called for the mainland to move towards a more ... is the most suitable,' Mr Jin said after a World Bank-sponsored conference on poverty reduction in Shanghai. But he added the mainland would continue to fund poverty reduction and industries ...

  6. Property and shares tax reforms could have helped the poor

    Posted Oct 18th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... the voices of the poor and the needy in society. It appeared that the chief executive avoided the call for poverty reduction by urging us to see education, not welfare redistribution, as the long-term solution to the elimination of poverty. His supporters, who perceived poverty reduction to be measures encouraging people to be lazy, echoed his views. Mr Tsang could and should have done ...

  7. Subsidies may placate rural poor who lose land

    Posted Mar 07th 2007, 12:00am by Josephine Ma

    ... Josephine Ma in Beijing Only 6 billion yuan needed to assist those living in poverty Scholars and government officials are hoping subsidies to help rural dwellers nationwide reach minimum living standards can help ease the social problems caused by land seizures. They are also hoping that the proposal will help lift out of absolute poverty the 21 million people earning less than ...

  8. Millions of needy mainlanders to share 9b yuan holiday handout

    Posted Jan 10th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... the poverty line would get the money before the holiday, which starts on January 26. 'We have to act quickly and effectively... to make sure people get the subsidies before the Lunar New ... the Communist Party before 1949 or made a special contribution to the country but are still living in poverty will receive 180 yuan each. The details followed a statement from the ministry ...

  9. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    John Tsang again delivers overly cautious budget

    Posted Feb 28th 2013, 12:00am by SCMP Editorial

    ... Community Care Fund shows his lack of innovative thinking to alleviate poverty. He is also unlikely to win much applause from the middle class. Tsang said he heard their voices and had done enough ...

  10. Care fund due for spending review

    Posted May 29th 2012, 12:00am

    ... lunches, appear to be worth extending. Chief executive-elect Leung Chun-ying has said he will revive the poverty commission scrapped by the current government. It makes sense to first review ...




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