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  1. News - Hong Kong - POVERTY

    Relief measures for the poor after poverty line established: Carrie Lam

    Posted Jan 28th 2013, 12:00am by LAUREN HO, Phila Siu

    ... Lauren Ho and Phila Siu Poverty line in sight for long-term poor relief More long-term relief measures for the poor will be rolled out in the next policy address after a poverty line is established later this year, Chief Secretary Carrie Lam Cheng Yuet-ngor has said. "A poverty line will be set up in October to help quantify the poverty-stricken population for a focused ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1137384/relief-measures-poor-after-poverty-line-established-carrie-lam
  2. News - Hong Kong - POLICY ADDRESS

    Chief executive declares his priorities for helping an overcrowded city

    Posted Jan 17th 2013, 12:00am by Olga Wong

    ... Olga Wong olga.wong@scmp.com Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying pledges a raft of measures to ease the plight of an overcrowded city beset by poverty and pollution C.Y. STAKES OUT HIS PRIORITIES Embattled Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying yesterday laid out ambitious plans in his maiden policy address to boost land supply and address the city's acute housing problems. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1129726/chief-executive-declares-his-priorities-helping-overcrowded-city
  3. News - Hong Kong - SOCIETY

    Health of poor an urgent case as Leung prepares policy address

    Posted Jan 06th 2013, 12:00am by JOLIE HO

    ... Jolie Ho jolie.ho@scmp.com Study linking poverty to high blood pressure and other medical issues highlights need for chief executive to focus on problem in policy address HEALTH OF POOR AN URGENT CASE Pressure is mounting on the chief executive to make poverty alleviation a focus of his maiden policy address this month, with new research setting out in stark detail how being poor ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1120879/study-links-poverty-high-blood-pressure-and-other-ills
  4. News - Hong Kong - PROTEST

    Hundreds march against CY Leung's policy speech

    Posted Jan 27th 2013, 07:18pm by AFP

    ... a housing crisis and poverty. Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying pledged, among other things, to increase housing supply in the densely populated city and tackle poverty in his January policy address ... showing their “disappointment and anger” because his speech offered no new ideas on solving the housing crisis and tackling poverty, Wong said. Protesters also called for universal suffrage. Hong ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1137244/hundreds-march-against-cy-leungs-policy-speech
  5. News - Hong Kong - WELFARE

    Groups urge CY to improve welfare for the elderly, poor and disabled

    Posted Dec 31st 2012, 12:00am by Colleen Lee

    ... of the Hong Kong Council of Social Service who sits on the Commission on Poverty, said since the panel had only recently been revived, he expected people would have to wait longer for new initiatives ... Carrie Lam Cheng Yuet-ngor visited residents of a partitioned flat and a rooftop shanty, as well as street sleepers. In a blog entry for the Commission on Poverty the following day, she wrote ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1116020/groups-urge-cy-improve-welfare-elderly-poor-and-disabled
  6. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Half of Leung's election pledges on welfare missing in policy address

    Posted Jan 19th 2013, 12:00am by Colleen Lee and Joanna Chiu

    ... or benefits in his address, though the recently revived government-appointed Commission on Poverty pledged to review social security and retirement protection. His election pledge to consider ... be introduced soon. A committee will study the issue, but he said a new law would be only one of its concerns. A poll of 765 people found the average approval rating on poverty relief measures mentioned ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1131205/half-leungs-election-pledges-welfare-missing-policy-address
  7. News - Hong Kong

    Exco convenor says policy address must have solutions, not sweeteners

    Posted Jan 13th 2013, 12:00am by Tony Cheung, Gary Cheung

    ... his strategies in four key areas - housing, caring for the elderly, poverty reduction and the environment. But delivering a speech laden with specifics may be difficult, because many advisory bodies such as the Commission on Poverty and the Long-Term Housing Strategy Committee have only recently begun their discussions. On Friday, a source said Leung was expected to raise the target ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1126713/exco-convenor-says-policy-address-must-have-solutions-not-sweeteners
  8. News - Hong Kong

    Leung must outline vision for solving HK’s problems, says Exco convenor

    Posted Jan 12th 2013, 07:13pm by Tony Cheung and Gary Cheung

    ... on the city’s four key issues- housing, elderly, poverty and the environment. However, he could be forgiven for not having a detailed plan as advisory bodies, such as the Commission on Poverty ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1126466/leung-must-outline-vision-solving-hks-problems-says-exco-convenor
  9. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Leung's blueprint just first step in solving problems

    Posted Jan 17th 2013, 12:00am

    ... of a more interventionist government and table a detailed blueprint on how he intends to make good his campaign promises in coming years. Pressing issues such as poverty, pollution, an ageing ... for feeling left out. Despite renewed efforts to tackle poverty and to develop new industries for better economic growth, Leung risks being accused of losing sight of the predicament of low-income ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1129724/leungs-blueprint-just-first-step-solving-problems
  10. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Pan-democrats' focus on democracy has let down Hongkongers

    Posted Jan 28th 2013, 12:00am by Michael Chugani

    ... speech. Poll after poll shows Hongkongers now care less about democracy than livelihood issues such as rising poverty. When will the pan-democrats wake up to that fact? As an opposition, they have ... was that pressure during the rule of Donald Tsang Yam-kuen? Why didn't the pan-democrats unite as an opposition to demand an end to caged homes, subdivided flats, rising poverty, and the absurdity ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1137289/pan-democrats-focus-democracy-has-let-down-hongkongers

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