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  1. News - Hong Kong - POVERTY

    Oxfam urges chief executive to set poverty threshold

    Posted Aug 15th 2012, 12:00am by Colleen Lee

    ... Set poverty threshold, charity urges The upcoming relaunch of the Commission on Poverty is an opportunity to rethink Hong Kong's priorities on alleviating poverty and rectify mistakes, says Oxfam Hong Kong. The charity group yesterday urged the government to create a new post of commissioner for the body and to define the poverty line. Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying chairs ...

  2. Trickle-down effect: mere drops in ocean of poverty

    Posted Jun 30th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Colleen Lee colleen.lee@scmp.com Donald Tsang Yam-kuen's inability to tackle poverty and revamp the welfare system during his seven years as chief executive are the main reasons ... on Poverty- initiated in January 2005 by Tung. 'Had it continued to run, it might have been able to work on more poverty-alleviation projects,' Cheung said. On the Community Care Fund, ...

  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. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Hong Kong must act now to create a comprehensive population policy

    Posted Aug 15th 2012, 12:00am

    ... development and well-being, yet officials have not been prepared to tackle them head-on. While Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying has made poverty and housing strategies a priority, as important ... requirements and how to raise the living standards of those stuck in poverty. Without a far-sighted population policy, we will lurch from one crisis to the next. Leung has recognised that need, ...

  5. 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 ...

  6. Tsang vows new tactic to tackle home woes

    Posted Oct 10th 2011, 12:00am

    ... yesterday to voice their fears over high housing costs, inflation, poverty and the ageing population. They called on the government to resume the Home Ownership Scheme with an announcement in Tsang's swansong policy address. Meanwhile, Matthew Cheung Kin-chung, labour and welfare secretary, said improving the elderly population's quality of life and relieving poverty would ...

  7. Show us you can do better, C.Y.

    Posted Jul 01st 2012, 12:00am

    ... to address housing needs and poverty. The government is sitting on huge fiscal reserves. Individual wealth and prosperity abound. Yet welfare agencies estimate that well over a million people live in poverty. That cannot be good for social stability and cohesion. Leung needs to show that government can do better than occasional cash handouts to paper over a widening rich-poor gap. At the same ...

  8. Youngsters give voice to their anthem on hard times

    Posted Jun 01st 2006, 12:00am by May Chan

    ... Organisation on the eve of International Children's Day. Government figures show that 289,000 children under the age of 15 are living in poverty, with their families earning less than half ... a giant model of a sticky rice dumpling, with a wish list attached. They also presented a heart-shaped petition letter- with 5,000 signatures calling for measures to combat child poverty ...

  9. Not enough done to help new town's needy

    Posted Mar 20th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... The lack of concerted government effort in alleviating the high rates of poverty, unemployment and domestic violence there has prompted some residents to tackle the problems themselves. Groups ... in recent months on issues such as poverty and domestic violence, have been of little help beyond the relatively small grant received by the group. Given Hong Kong's compact size, blackspots ...

  10. Letters

    Posted Jun 13th 2012, 12:00am

    ... poverty and education. They are, in fact, three central pillars of my policy platform. The gap between the rich and the poor in Hong Kong has indeed been widening in recent years. The problem of poverty touches on a wide range of policy areas. Among them, housing-related problems are foremost, given the city's high rents and prices, and the long queues for public housing, which ...




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