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  1. News - Hong Kong - POLICY

    Set clear goals in fight against poverty: think tank

    Posted Jan 25th 2013, 12:00am by Tony Cheung

    ... 'Set concrete goals in fight against poverty' Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying's anti-poverty blueprint lacks detailed targets, making it difficult for the public to scrutinise its effectiveness, a pro-government think tank has said. The Bauhinia Foundation Research Centre chairman Donald Li Kwok-tung said that although he welcomed the proposals, such as drawing up a poverty line ...

  2. News - Hong Kong

    Poverty line will be drawn this year, Matthew Cheung Kin-chung promises

    Posted Jan 22nd 2013, 12:00am by Jennifer Ngo

    ... Jennifer Ngo jennifer.ngo@scmp.com Pledge to draw poverty line this year Hong Kong's official poverty line will be drawn this year, welfare chief Matthew Cheung Kin-chung promised ... Cheung said. He said that the government's step towards drawing a poverty line showed that the administration was determined to tackle the issue. "The [poverty] line will help us ...

  3. News - Hong Kong - SOCIETY

    Businesses urged to join poverty commission

    Posted Dec 11th 2012, 12:00am by Colleen Lee

    ... Colleen Lee colleen.lee@scmp.com Commission’s first meeting calls for more involvement but fails to draw a poverty line Business urged to join poverty commission Members of the Commission on Poverty have called for business to be more involved in its work to, as one put it, help "teach people how to fish". The view was expressed at the commission's first meeting ...

  4. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Leung to scrap revamp to prioritise poverty and housing

    Posted Oct 17th 2012, 12:00am by Gary Cheung, JOSHUA BUT

    ... Gary Cheung and Joshua But Government restructuring plan will be shelved to make way for action on poverty and housing Leung set to scrap revamp and lay out new priorities Leung Chun-ying's administration was preparing last night to sweep its embattled restructuring plan under the carpet for the time being as it seeks to deal with pressing livelihood issues such as poverty ...

  5. News - Hong Kong - WELFARE

    Leung needs long-term poverty goals, say experts

    Posted Oct 10th 2012, 12:00am by Stuart Lau

    ... Phila Siu phila.siu@scmp.com Leung needs long-term poverty goals, say experts Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying has been urged to set out long-term goals to tackle poverty rather than hand out "sweeteners", which are welcome but only a temporary solution. Experts on poverty said even though Leung had fulfilled key election campaign pledges on social welfare, the next ...

  6. Candidates slug it out over anti-poverty efforts

    Posted Jan 29th 2012, 12:00am

    ... of an anti-poverty commission- and accused Leung of failing to act on poverty in his years as a member of the Executive Council. But Tang ruled out facing off with Leung or pan-democrat candidate Albert Ho Chun-yan at a debate- for now. Tang cast doubt on Leung's motives for choosing now to accuse him of failing in his role as head of a commission on poverty between 2005 and 2007, during ...

  7. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Time for a Hong Kong children's commission

    Posted Oct 18th 2012, 12:00am by Greenville Cross

    ... Grenville Cross Grenville Cross welcomes the Leung administration's focus on fighting poverty and says that the plight of children, as society's most vulnerable members, must ... involved in building the proposed 3,000 youth hostel units. Although some people have dismissed such moves as mere gesture politics, Leung's plan to revive the Commission on Poverty, so ...

  8. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Tough tasks are piling up for CY Leung

    Posted Jun 26th 2014, 05:11am by SCMP Editorial

    ... to show that Leung is making efforts on various fronts, such as setting an official poverty line to help the poor and taking on the problem of an ageing population. The 41-page report lists ...

  9. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Wen highlights top six problems in Hong Kong for Leung Chun-ying

    Posted Dec 22nd 2012, 12:00am by Colleen Lee, Tony Cheung

    ... Colleen Lee in Beijing and Tony Cheung Leung urged to focus on key areas including poverty, housing, environment and the elderly Wen flags top 6 problems for C Y Premier Wen Jiabao has urged Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying to address problems in six areas including housing, poverty and the city's ageing population. President Hu Jintao also had a message for Leung ...

  10. News - Hong Kong - PROFILE

    Fight never over for Ho Hei-wah, 'Voice of the Poor'

    Posted Oct 08th 2012, 12:00am by Emily Tsang

    ... Emily Tsang emily.tsang@scmp.com Social activist Ho Hei-wah wants to serve on the revised poverty panel and has high hopes that C.Y. Leung will tackle the issue seriously Fight never over for 'Voice of the poor' As plans for the Commission on Poverty are sorted out, one man seen as the best person to represent the poor is hoping to serve on the revived panel. Ho Hei-wah, ...




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