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  1. C.Y. Leung to revive commission against poverty

    Posted Jun 18th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Lilly Zhang and Tony Cheung Chief executive-elect Leung Chun-ying vowed yesterday to revive the anti-poverty commission as soon as he takes over, in a move to demonstrate that easing people's hardship is his top priority. 'We'll invite anti-poverty experts to join the preparatory committee, which will begin operations on July 1,' Leung said after attending ...

  2. Under fire

    Posted Oct 13th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Some legislators criticised the policy address for helping the rich and middle classes, but doing little for the grass roots and elderly. Could the chief executive have done more to alleviate poverty? Write to us. ...

  3. 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 ...

  4. News - Hong Kong - WELFARE

    Leung 'betrayed' my support, says veteran social worker Ho Hei-wah

    Posted Jan 21st 2013, 12:00am by Jennifer Ngo

    ... campaign- though neither did he have a "crystal ball". Ho said Leung's maiden policy address last week contained minimal measures to ease poverty and level the playing field ... cohesively. This could be an Achilles' heel for Leung's government in future. "[His policy address] still focused on economic development as a way to solve poverty, which we know from ...

  5. News - Hong Kong - ON SECOND THOUGHT

    Change brings risk and opportunity for hero or villain Leung Chun-ying

    Posted Jan 21st 2013, 12:00am by ELIZABETH WONG CHIEN CHI-LIEN

    ... population, poverty and pollution and, above all, housing. Additionally, the government is working on various aspects of effecting the full democratic election of the chief executive in 2017 ... economics and eliminate poverty - and all this within the maintenance of Hong Kong's pre-eminence under the rule of law with a low tax structure and an international outlook. It's all good ...

  6. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS: ANALYSIS

    Policy address the time for Leung Chun-ying to stand and deliver

    Posted Dec 23rd 2012, 12:00am by Tony Cheung, Colleen Lee

    ... offering rare praise, said the administration had put livelihood issues first and made solving housing problems and tackling poverty its priorities - something "recognised by the people". In a separate meeting, Wen urged Leung to solve livelihood issues such as employment, inflation, housing, poverty, the environment and care for the elderly, which were "matters of practical ...

  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. News - Hong Kong - POLICY ADDRESS

    Exco convenor Lam says public will not back Leung if he does not deliver

    Posted Feb 04th 2013, 12:00am by Gary Cheung, Tony Cheung

    ... such as housing and poverty in the short run. "A policy address is never a tool to boost popularity for the government in the short term. Instead, it should be an occasion to spell out ... you can continue to hate him, but Hong Kong could benefit [from Leung's governance]. "Moreover, poverty alleviation, elderly care, environmental protection and housing issues ...

  9. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Exco chief Lam Woon-kwong's grand ambition: a call for grown-up policymaking

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

    ... Now, he's hoping his role as convenor will allow him to help tackle burning issues such as poverty and care for the elderly. It's believed that Lam's popularity with the public ... and district councillors must drop their short-sightedness and the "not-in-my-backyard" mentality, Lam says, because poverty alleviation, care for the elderly, environmental protection ...

  10. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    No quick fix to our complex problems

    Posted Feb 08th 2013, 12:00am by Bernard Chan

    ... Bernard Chan says outcry to act now is understandable but unrealistic Hong Kong people are frustrated and impatient for action to tackle issues like housing affordability, poverty and the environment. It is not surprising that some people were disappointed with Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying's first policy address. As one critic in the Chinese press essentially said, "C. Y. ...




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