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  1. Fight poverty

    Posted Mar 06th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... didn't have enough money to pay for a visit to the doctor. Chun-fung's story about his illness a few years ago has won a prize in the Anti-Poverty Project for Youngsters campaign. ... and secondary students to come up with anti-poverty tips via short essays and drawings addressed to Chief Executive Donald Tsang Yam-kuen. The best entries are being compiled into a book due ...

  2. When crime hits below the poverty line

    Posted Mar 30th 2007, 12:00am by Stephen Vines

    ... payments, which are declared to be totally adequate by well-heeled bureaucrats. In all likelihood, his assailant is also somewhere close to the bottom of the poverty line, because robbing old men ... in search of a few dollars to keep him from sinking into unbearable poverty. No doubt the self-righteous opponents of welfare assistance will proudly proclaim that this is what self-reliance is all ...

  3. 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 ...

  4. Poverty think-tank appoints members

    Posted Jan 28th 2005, 12:00am by Gary Cheung

    ... poverty. The Commission on Poverty will be chaired by Financial Secretary Henry Tang Ying-yen, who said it would study and identify the needs of the poor and make policy recommendations to ease poverty and promote self-reliance. Speaking during the Legislative Council debate on the policy address yesterday, he said the commission would determine the roles of the government, the social ...

  5. Devoting her life to helping the poor

    Posted May 18th 2012, 12:00am

    ... it from the news. Now they are more open-minded but still nag me when I get home late because they worry about my safety. What do you think is the root of poverty in Hong Kong? The poverty we have is unacceptable, considering our city's economic development Cross-generation poverty is the main problem. I managed to climb out of poverty, thanks to hard work. But in today's Hong Kong, ...

  6. People are living there

    Posted Mar 25th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... to families on welfare it is an unwelcome period rife with anxiety, remorse and guilt, according to a new documentary that sheds light on the issue of hidden poverty in Hong Kong. The film, All's ... On-wah as adviser. Cheung says it was Hui who inspired him to delve into the subject. Hui had made dramas for RTHK which dealt with poverty. At the time poverty was easy to identify, says Cheung. ...

  7. Free tickets for Yao documentary

    Posted Jun 23rd 2005, 12:00am by lau kit wai

    ... that people can lead a happy and colourful life despite living in poverty. The film is in the Yao dialect and Putonghua, with Chinese and English subtitles. The first 10 readers to e-mail their name ...

  8. Middle class also needs help, says charity

    Posted Apr 09th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Stuart Lau stuart.lau@scmp.com A charity that has helped the city's poorest for generations is turning its attention to a group it says is facing unprecedented social and economic hardship- middle-class people. Caritas says its new programme for those living well above the poverty line will take a different approach compared to its work with the underprivileged, with a focus ...

  9. Crisis? What crisis, asks Leung's right-hand man

    Posted Jul 06th 2012, 12:00am

    ... for the 15th anniversary of the handover. The Apple Daily reporter was held in a stairwell for 15 minutes. Cheung said the government should start tackling real issues such as poverty and the shortage ...

  10. HK's new leaders to 'listen humbly'

    Posted Jul 03rd 2012, 12:00am

    ... Kin-chung, when asked about the march after attending a town hall meeting yesterday, said the government would do more on poverty so as to ease public tension. Civic Party leader Alan Leong Kah-kit ...




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