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  1. The truth about poverty

    Posted Mar 16th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... at the issue of hidden poverty in Hong Kong. The film focuses on five poor families during the Lunar New Year. Although they come from different backgrounds, they all share a similar fate and humble ... 'this is just on the surface'. Poverty has not gone away. It is just being blanketed and hidden. We are often ignorant to the emotional and physical hardships that many welfare recipients ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/630163/truth-about-poverty
  2. Tin Shui Wai North worst poverty area

    Posted Feb 18th 2008, 12:00am by Agnes Lam, Colleen Lee

    ... Colleen Lee and Agnes Lam 41 per cent of residents poor The poverty rate of Tin Shui Wai North is more than double that of Hong Kong as a whole, the Council of Social Service has found. ... poor', with a monthly household income of less than half the Hong Kong average. Its poverty rate was the highest of all 18 districts across Hong Kong. 'Many of them have low incomes because ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/626616/tin-shui-wai-north-worst-poverty-area
  3. The best way to reduce poverty

    Posted Mar 28th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... visit underprivileged families in both areas will attest to this. Poverty is not unique to Tin Shui Wai but is also prevalent in other parts of Hong Kong. The root of this problem lies in low-paid workers receiving wages that are below subsistence level. There is no effective way to alleviate poverty, unless you have a minimum wage that is protected by law. Introducing such a law ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/586755/best-way-reduce-poverty
  4. Isolation blamed for women's poverty

    Posted Jul 18th 2006, 12:00am by Celine Sun, Sherry Lee

    ... as $1,000 a month. Their plight has prompted a team, set up last year to look at poverty in such areas, to launch a study of the problems facing women. The team- formed by Civic Party legislator Ronny Tong Ka-wah and academics including Chinese University's assistant professor of social work Wong Hung- has already released a report on youth poverty and launched the women's ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/556993/isolation-blamed-womens-poverty
  5. A costly journey out of poverty

    Posted Apr 25th 2006, 12:00am by Patsy Moy

    ... Patsy Moy The prohibitive costs of travelling from Tin Shui Wai around the city are a major hurdle in a former restaurant worker's search for a job. The 53-year-old man gave his name as Mr Ling. He said he was forced to give up his job in Causeway Ba ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/546180/costly-journey-out-poverty
  6. News - Hong Kong - POVERTY

    Poor Tin Shui Wai has priciest food

    Posted Feb 12th 2013, 12:00am by Joyce Ng

    ... Joyce Ng joyce.ng@scmp.com Pork and beef more than 50pc dearer than in other districts, Labour Party survey finds; price rises far outstrip those in tenants' incomes Poor Tin Shui Wai has priciest food Tin Shui Wai- one of the city's poorest are ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1148245/poor-tin-shui-wai-has-priciest-food
  7. Looking for better times

    Posted Sep 01st 2005, 12:00am by Felix Chan

    ... Felix Chan Members of the Commission on Poverty tour a housing estate in Tin Shui Wai North to hear demands for improvements to public services. During an hour-long meeting with community representatives, commission secretary Cherry Tse Ling Kit-ching warned that limited resources governed priorities on what should be tackled. 'While Tin Shui Wai may face bigger problems than other ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/514389/looking-better-times
  8. Tin Shui Wai a blot on free market reputation

    Posted Dec 09th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Shui Wai. Labelled the 'city of sadness' after a string of domestic tragedies revealed a cycle of poverty, it now appears that it is a victim of a deal between the then colonial ... on transportation for a job earning about HK$5,000. It now has the unenviable reputation for being the site of many instances of domestic abuse and family tragedies in which poverty and the lack ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/732844/tin-shui-wai-blot-free-market-reputation
  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 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/585747/not-enough-done-help-new-towns-needy
  10. News - Hong Kong - NEIGHBOURHOOD SOUNDS TIN SHUI WAI

    Tin Shui Wai, where hawkers help brighten up grim lives

    Posted Sep 07th 2012, 12:00am by Jennifer Cheng

    ... which has become notorious for its domestic violence, murders and suicides. The town is a figurative prison, rife with cross-generational poverty and geographically isolated: a round-trip bus ... in society." At a time when labour laws do not ensure job security, working as a hawker was an entrepreneurial chance to break out of cross-generational poverty. The hawker market is a ray of hope ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1031044/tin-shui-wai-where-hawkers-help-brighten-grim-lives

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