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  1. News - Hong Kong - POVERTY

    Hong Kong's poverty rate halved if housing subsidies are counted, study finds

    Posted Sep 02nd 2013, 12:00am by Jennifer Ngo

    ... Jennifer Ngo jennifer.ngo@scmp.com But welfare advocates say public housing should not be part of income calculations Poverty rate halved if flat subsidies are counted The number of poor ... at the launch of Hong Kong's official poverty line later this month. But experts warned against using public housing as a means of "lifting" people out of poverty, and they fear ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1301454/hong-kongs-poverty-rate-halved-if-housing-subsidies-are-counted-study
  2. 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
  3. News - Hong Kong - POVERTY

    Income the key factor in setting poverty line

    Posted Aug 23rd 2013, 12:00am by Jennifer Ngo

    ... Jennifer Ngo jennifer.ngo@scmp.com Income the key factor in setting poverty line Income is the most common measurement for poverty worldwide, although it is used in different ways to reach ... poverty. Compared to the whole world, Hong Kong's elderly poverty rate is still high Globally, this benchmark ranges from 40 to 70 per cent. In the European Union people falling below 60 per ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1298748/income-key-factor-setting-poverty-line
  4. News - World - POVERTY

    UN replaces millennium poverty plan with sustainable development goals

    Posted May 26th 2014, 10:32pm by NYT

    ... poverty and global child mortality rates have been halved from their 1990 levels, but progress has been uneven between regions and countries, especially in health and education. In some parts ... think tank. Unlike the Millennium Development Goals, which focused on straightforward objectives such as alleviating extreme poverty, guaranteeing access to primary education and reducing ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1519447/un-replaces-millennium-poverty-plan-sustainable-development-goals
  5. News - Hong Kong - POVERTY

    Half a million survive on less than HK$120 a day

    Posted Aug 02nd 2013, 12:00am by SHIRLEY ZHAO

    ... shows. About 40 per cent are aged 65 or above, 12 per cent are children under the age of 18, and 10 per cent of them still live in severe poverty despite being employed, according to the survey released yesterday by the Hong Kong Institute of Education. The survey defines severe poverty as earning less than HK$3,585 per month, the median household income of those living in poverty ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1293653/half-million-survive-less-hk120-day
  6. News - China - ENVIRONMENT

    Wealthy nations must lead emissions fight, senior Chinese climate negotiator says

    Posted Nov 26th 2014, 04:24am by AFP

    ... capabilities, while economic growth and poverty alleviation remained "the most urgent priorities" of developing states, said Su, whose organisation is China's top economic planning ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1648825/wealthy-nations-must-lead-emissions-fight-senior-climate-negotiator-says
  7. News - China - DIPLOMACY

    China should get Nobel Peace Prize for poverty relief success: Norway's richest man

    Posted May 09th 2014, 02:55pm by Andrea Chen

    ... Andrea Chen Andrea.chen@scmp.com China deserved a Nobel Peace Prize for successfully lifting nearly one fifth of the world population out of poverty, Norway’s richest man told a local ... of poverty”, an achievement “that qualifies for the Nobel Peace Prize”. “China is constantly evolving and is about to become the world’s economic superpower,” he was quoted by the paper as saying ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1508253/china-and-norway-continue-play-peace-prize-politics-dalai-lama-snubbed
  8. News - Hong Kong - SOCIETY

    Ageing Hong Kong plans more childcare centres to encourage mothers back to work

    Posted Nov 24th 2014, 06:39am by Olga Wong, Gary Cheung

    ... them to care centres," she said. "These families could be saved from poverty if the mothers can leave home and work." Wu said that children cared for under the neighbourhood ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1647247/childcare-centres-planned-boost-workforce-new-mothers-hong-kong
  9. News - World - SLAVERY

    Modern-day slavery traps 36 million: report

    Posted Nov 18th 2014, 04:10am by AFP

    ... originally thought. "There is an assumption that slavery is an issue from a bygone era. Or that it only exists in countries ravaged by war and poverty," said Andrew Forrest, chairman ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1642548/modern-day-slavery-traps-36-million-report
  10. News - Hong Kong

    330,000 poor public housing tenants may be 'pushed' above poverty line

    Posted Jun 08th 2013, 12:00am by Jennifer Ngo

    ... Jennifer Ngo jennifer.ngo@scmp.com 330,000 of city's most needy might not be considered poor due to subsidies anomaly Poverty line fears over low-rent tenants Some 330,000 of Hong Kong's poorest may be raised above the poverty line because they live in low-rent public housing, according to a source familiar with the latest government figures. About 1.01 million people now ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1255960/330000-poor-public-housing-tenants-may-be-pushed-above-poverty-line

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