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  1. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Sizing up poverty in Hong Kong

    Posted Sep 30th 2013, 12:00am by Carrie Lam

    ... Carrie Lam Carrie Lam says setting Hong Kong's first official poverty line is only the start of the massive work of providing targeted, effective help to ensure the fruits of economic growth are shared by all A helping hand Publication of Hong Kong's first official poverty line at the Commission on Poverty summit on Saturday marked a significant step forward ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1320690/sizing-poverty-hong-kong
  2. News - Hong Kong - POVERTY

    Reform of CSSA welfare payments urged to bring people out of poverty

    Posted Oct 07th 2013, 12:00am by Jennifer Ngo

    ... Jennifer Ngo jennifer.ngo@scmp.com Critics say CSSA system is outdated and offers those in poverty too little Welfare reform to ease poverty urged After setting Hong Kong's first poverty line, the government is under renewed pressure to reform the social security net, which critics say is outdated. About 235,600 people receiving the Comprehensive Social Security Allowance ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1326054/reform-cssa-welfare-payments-urged-bring-people-out-poverty
  3. Business - Comment - MONITOR

    How to eradicate poverty- at least by the official definition

    Posted Oct 03rd 2013, 12:00am by Tom Holland

    ... poverty- at least by the official definition At the weekend, the Hong Kong government rolled out its latest big idea: an official poverty line. In its wisdom, the government decreed that anyone ... a wish to better understand the poverty situation and an earnest desire to provide clear policy direction for poverty-alleviation measures". These are worthy ambitions, but the measure ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/article/1323068/how-eradicate-poverty-least-official-definition
  4. News - Hong Kong - WELFARE

    1.3 million Hongkongers live in poverty, government says, but offers no solution

    Posted Sep 28th 2013, 05:03pm by Jennifer Ngo

    ... Jennifer Ngo jennifer.ngo@scmp.com C.Y. 'not afraid to take tough decisions' after government recognises poverty levels for the first time, but no new initiatives announced 1.3 m HongKongers below poverty line Hong Kong- one of the wealthiest places in the world- has acknowledged for the first time that it has a sizeable poverty problem by declaring that 1.31 million of its ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1319984/hong-kong-draws-poverty-line-13-million-living-below-it
  5. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Reduce poverty to end families' reliance on child labour

    Posted Jun 12th 2014, 04:12am by SALLY KO

    ... the problem will persist. Poverty plays a key role in driving children to work. In fact, some poor children are actually grateful for the work because it keeps them fed. The latest ILO figures ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1530208/reduce-poverty-end-families-reliance-child-labour
  6. Comment - Insight & Opinion - MY TAKE

    Jumping up and down about poverty

    Posted Sep 30th 2013, 12:00am by Alex Lo

    ... Alex Lo alex.lo@scmp.com Jumping up and down about poverty "Poverty" is politics. I put it in quotations because it is exactly like "democracy", a highly contested term ... the government's poverty forum which launched- with much fanfare over the weekend- the city's first poverty line with various calculation methods. That is, we can't seem to talk to each other ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1320866/jumping-and-down-about-poverty
  7. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    In fight against poverty, Hong Kong needs basic respect for workers

    Posted Oct 09th 2013, 12:00am by Paul Yip

    ... Paul Yip Paul Yip says Hong Kong's efforts to reduce poverty must be built on a social contract that supports paying workers a decent wage, even if it chooses not to go the way of a welfare state Basic respect The Hong Kong government has made it a priority to reduce poverty. This is good news. It is, of course, the duty of any responsible government to alleviate poverty ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1327185/fight-against-poverty-hong-kong-needs-basic-respect-workers
  8. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Setting a poverty line is just the start

    Posted Oct 01st 2013, 12:00am by SCMP Editorial

    ... SCMP Editorial A poverty line is just the start Over the weekend, more than one million people were officially declared "poor" in Hong Kong. This came after the government released for the first time a poverty line defining who is poor in this city of seven million. Those earning less than half of median monthly household income are classified as needy. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1321637/setting-poverty-line-just-start
  9. Business - INFRASTRUCTURE BANK

    Development banks throw weight behind G20 plan for infrastructure initiative

    Posted Nov 13th 2014, 11:28am by AFP

    ... it is key to helping tackle poverty. The Group of 20 of the world’s biggest developed and emerging economies agreed in September to establish the Global Infrastructure Initiative, expected ... in Brisbane this weekend. “Infrastructure is key to tackling poverty and promoting inclusive growth. Well-functioning infrastructure is essential to overcome bottlenecks to growth in emerging ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/article/1638661/development-banks-throw-weight-behind-g20-plan-infrastructure-initiative
  10. News - Hong Kong - SOCIETY

    Poverty Commission set to define poverty line

    Posted Dec 10th 2012, 12:00am by Jennifer Ngo

    ... COMMISSION TO DEFINE POVERTY LINE A recognised poverty line for Hong Kong should emerge after the Commission on Poverty's inaugural meeting today, a member of the body said. "It's ... tackling the poverty line, the first meeting is expected to cover the basic ground rules with "nothing new, but all necessary", Fisher said. He hoped the commission would be able to make ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1101607/poverty-commission-set-define-poverty-line

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