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  1. News - China Digest

    The Post's daily China news round-up- October 22, 2014

    Posted Oct 22nd 2014, 08:45am

    ... Economic inequality underpins Hong Kong’s great political divide |Source: Financial Times A fifth of Hong Kong’s 7m people live in poverty, according to the charity Feeding Hong Kong, while the income gap is the widest in the developed world. European companies turn to Chinese investors |Source: New York Times Europe haslargely overcome fears that Chinese investors would ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china-digest/digest/1621929/posts-daily-china-news-round-october-22-2014
  2. 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
  3. News - Asia - SOUTH KOREA

    16 killed in collapse at South Korean concert by girl band 4Minute

    Posted Oct 17th 2014, 07:25pm by AGENCIES

    ... South Korea into thinking about safety issues that had been largely overlooked as the country rose from poverty to an Asian power. Observers say many safety problems in the country stem from ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1618629/fourteen-feared-killed-accident-south-korean-concert
  4. News - World - IRELAND

    Bono blasted by union over tax comments

    Posted Oct 14th 2014, 12:06am by GDN

    ... suffering deprivation and poverty. It was referring to Bono's remarks in the Observer: "We are a tiny little country, we don't have scale, and our version of scale is to be innovative ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1615808/bono-blasted-union-over-tax-comments
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. Property - International - SOUTH KOREA

    Low interest rates prompt switch from deposit-based rentals in South Korea

    Posted Oct 22nd 2014, 05:16am by Reuters

    ... was underdeveloped in a country emerging from the ravages of post-war poverty. The country passed through a long phase of high economic growth, which fuelled inflation, high interest rates and rising ...

    http://www.scmp.com/property/international/article/1621431/low-interest-rates-prompt-switch-deposit-based-rentals-south
  8. News - China Digest

    The Post's daily China news round-up- October 17, 2014

    Posted Oct 17th 2014, 11:19am

    ... poverty proved to be its saviour |Source: The Economist News China Digest ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china-digest/digest/1618309/posts-daily-china-news-round-october-17-2014
  9. Comment - Insight & Opinion - OCCUPY CENTRAL

    Hong Kong protesters should take the democracy on offer

    Posted Oct 08th 2014, 02:12pm by DN HARJANI

    ... This results in a wide rich-poor divide, unemployment, poverty, insecurity and exploitation. Therefore the myth or farce of democracy is that, in the long term, a handful of people pull the strings ... with various charitable institutions to erase poverty ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1612064/hong-kong-protesters-should-take-democracy-offer
  10. News - Hong Kong - CULTURE

    Vice-chairman post created in reshuffle of arts hub authority

    Posted Oct 18th 2014, 03:55am by Olga Wong

    ... to negotiate with student protest leaders in talks expected to start next week. She also leads steering committees on poverty and population policies. Arculli currently chairs the authority's ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1618748/vice-chairman-post-created-reshuffle-arts-hub-authority

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