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  1. News - Hong Kong - POVERTY

    200,000 households trapped below energy poverty line

    Posted Dec 21st 2012, 12:00am by Johnny Tam

    ... of his monthly income. Campaign group World Green Organisation said Yip was only one of many Hongkongers living "under the energy poverty line"- an international standard defined ... the Census and Statistics Department's 2011 census, the group estimated that over 210,000 households were living under the energy poverty line, on a monthly income of less than HK$4,000. Yu said ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1109318/200000-households-trapped-below-energy-poverty-line
  2. 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
  3. Sport - Rugby

    Charities harness excesses of the Sevens to tackle poverty in Hong Kong

    Posted Mar 30th 2014, 09:16pm by Rachel Jacqueline

    ... Rachel Jacqueline How rugby can help fight poverty The money spent at the Sevens over the weekend, where corporate boxes cost upwards of half a million dollars, is simply mind-boggling. But for one local charity, harnessing the event's excesses brings much-needed funds to alleviate poverty in Hong Kong. Mission Possible raises millions for four local charities each year ...

    http://www.scmp.com/sport/rugby/sevens/article/1461119/charities-harness-excesses-sevens-tackle-poverty-hong-kong
  4. 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
  5. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    First, let's provide for the elderly poor in Hong Kong

    Posted Aug 24th 2014, 03:43am by Philip Bowring

    ... Philip Bowring Philip Bowring says before we tackle a future pension fund, it's vital to address the problem of old age poverty, the result of forces that have created such an unequal ... to be addressed. They are linked but have very different time scales. One is elderly poverty. The other is a scheme to provide for the future that meshes with the MPF. The most urgent is to address ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1579301/first-lets-provide-elderly-poor-hong-kong
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Talking points

    Posted Aug 20th 2014, 04:45am by STAFF

    ... Our editors will be looking ahead today to these developing stories... Poverty Commission discusses pension report The Commission on Poverty holds a meeting to discuss a report by University of Hong Kong academic Nelson Chow Wing-sun on retirement protection. Chow examined the costs, sustainability and funding options for six protection schemes. The government may unveil ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1577185/talking-points
  9. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    The poverty of a material life

    Posted Mar 04th 2014, 11:58am by Kelly Yang

    ... Kelly Yang Kelly Yang says for all the instant highs and claimed benefits, shopping and the pursuit of material pleasure can never replace a truly fulfilling life Poor things The shimmering lights make the marble floors glisten. Nearby, a waterfall cascad ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1439946/poverty-material-life

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