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  1. Business - Banking & Finance - FINANCE

    Chinaleaks: Hong Kong anti-poverty duo 'failed to declare ties to tax haven'

    Posted Jan 23rd 2014, 12:01am by Tanna Chong

    ... Tanna Chong tanna.chong@scmp.com Leaked papers reveal tycoon and union leader, who sit on commission to help poor, have links to companies in secretive British Virgin Islands Anti-poverty duo failed to declare ties to tax haven Two members of the government's Commission on Poverty failed to declare ties to companies registered in the secretive tax haven of the British ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/banking-finance/article/1411334/tycoon-union-leader-failed-declare-ties-tax-haven-leaked
  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 Jennifer Ngo jennifer.ngo@scmp.com Critics say CSSA system is outdated and offers those in poverty too little Welfare reform to ease poverty urged After setting Hong Kong's first poverty line, the government is under renewed pressure to reform the social security net, which critics say is outdated.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. 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
  4. Business - Comment - MONITOR

    How to eradicate poverty - at least by the official definition

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

    ... Tom Holland Government's definition of who is poor in relative terms is puzzling but shows its concern over city's inequality, which has grown enormously How to eradicate 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 earning less ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/article/1323068/how-eradicate-poverty-least-official-definition
  5. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    CY Leung's policy address deserves praise for thoughtful anti-poverty measures

    Posted Jan 23rd 2014, 04:14pm by Bernard Chan

    ... Bernard Chan Bernard Chan says for some critics, the government can never do right Leung deserves praise for thoughtful anti-poverty plan After reading and listening to various responses ... for lack of action against poverty, especially for relying on one-off handouts and short-term subsidies. Last week's policy address represented a real shift away from this approach, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1411622/cy-leungs-policy-address-deserves-praise-thoughtful-anti
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. 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
  10. News - Hong Kong - SOCIAL SERVICES

    Carrie Lam defends HK$3 billion poverty allowance after criticism

    Posted Jan 17th 2014, 10:59am by Tanna Chong

    ... Tanna Chong tanna.chong@scmp.com New scheme will slow down or stop Hongkongers from slipping into social welfare net, chief secretary says The new poverty alleviation initiative ... on the low-income allowance scheme, while the annual spending for CSSA is HK$20 billion.” The poverty alleviation measure was generally hailed by callers to the radio programme, with many focusing ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1407516/carrie-lam-defends-hk3-billion-poverty-allowance-after-criticism

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