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  1. 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, ...

  2. 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 ...

  3. Tackling poverty

    Posted Dec 30th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Chief Executive Tung Chee-hwa has promised to set up a commission to tackle poverty. The decision is a marked departure from his long-standing policy. Will such a commission really work? Write to us, share your views. ...

  4. Body to tackle poverty is given go-ahead by Tung

    Posted Dec 29th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Staff Reporter Decision is a major departure from his long-standing policy A commission is to be set up to tackle poverty, Chief Executive Tung Chee-hwa said yesterday. Mr Tung said he endorsed public demand for a body to be formed to address poverty issues. 'I will actively consider and appoint representatives from outside the government [to the commission]. The commission ...

  5. Poverty to top Tung's policy priorities

    Posted Jan 10th 2005, 12:00am by Chris Yeung, Jimmy Cheung

    ... Chris Yeung and Jimmy Cheung Don't expect handouts, sources say, the needy will be helped to help themselves The fight against poverty is expected to form a key plank in Tung ... said. The cornerstone of this policy will be the setting up of a top-level commission on poverty to be headed by Financial Secretary Henry Tang Ying-yen. The commission will adopt ...

  6. Focus on the poor

    Posted Jan 11th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... What is your advice to the commission which Chief Executive Tung Chee-hwa is expected to announce in his policy address as part of his government's fight against poverty? Share your views: write to us ...

  7. Poor policy

    Posted Apr 06th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Christine Loh Dealing with poverty is a key challenge for chief executive-elect Leung Chun-ying. His election promise to provide more subsidised housing won't be enough because the quality and quantity of many public services have deteriorated since 2000. Poverty has become worse in Hong Kong because many policies have conspired to create the outcome. Whether he appreciated ...

  8. 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 ...

  9. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Hong Kong must act now to create a comprehensive population policy

    Posted Aug 15th 2012, 12:00am

    ... crucial to our city's growth, 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 ... the needs of the elderly, future schooling 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 ...

  10. 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 ...




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