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  1. News - Hong Kong - PROFILE

    New head of anti-poverty campaign says Hongkongers must help themselves

    Posted Apr 07th 2014, 04:54am by Stuart Lau

    ... Stuart Lau stuart.lau@scmp.com Leonie Ki, who believes people have to help themselves, is to head the government campaign to alleviate poverty 'Hong Kong has reached a critical ... initiatives. Ki's latest act of public service is to oversee Bless Hong Kong, the government's poverty-alleviation campaign. Launched by the Commission on Poverty in February, the campaign ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1466513/new-head-government-anti-poverty-campaign-says-people-have-help
  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. Business - Economy - JAKE'S VIEW

    Retire these amateurish efforts at pension reform

    Posted Sep 01st 2014, 02:33pm by Jake Van Der Kamp

    ... developments in Hong Kong, members [of the commission on poverty] agreed that it has to be taken forward prudently and that more time is needed to examine the report and discuss relevant issues ... tomorrow. Proper respect and care for the aged, however, is far less important than pouring concrete. The commission on poverty obviously recognised this indubitable truth and balked at the cost. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/economy/article/1582903/retire-these-amateurish-efforts-pension-reform
  4. 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
  5. News - Hong Kong - SOCIETY

    Planning to have a baby in Hong Kong? That'll cost you HK$5.5m

    Posted Sep 02nd 2014, 04:03am by SAMUEL CHAN

    ... Kim-wah, assistant professor of applied social sciences at Polytechnic University. He fears it may make relative poverty in the city even more pronounced. "Parents in Hong Kong have ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1583164/planning-baby-thatll-be-hk55m
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. News - Hong Kong - PROFILE

    Looking out for all our futures: Nelson Chow

    Posted Sep 01st 2014, 05:55am by Jennifer Ngo

    ... Jennifer Ngo jennifer.ngo@scmp.com Nelson Chow rose from poverty to become one of the city's most respected social work experts. Will a universal pension be his legacy? Looking out ... there will be resistance to any change, but doing nothing will not solve the old-age poverty problem," Chow said of criticism of his proposal. Either way, its fate is out of his hands, and he insists ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1582339/looking-out-all-our-futures-nelson-chow

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