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  1. 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
  2. Comment - Insight & Opinion - MY TAKE

    Can we ever get rid of poverty?

    Posted Dec 14th 2013, 05:18am by Alex Lo

    ... Alex Lo alex.lo@scmp.com Can we ever get rid of poverty? We can never eliminate poverty, says Carrie Lam Cheng Yuet-ngor. The chief secretary made the statement, for which she was heavily criticised in the legislature, back in late October. Nonsense, counters Chong Chan-yau, the social activist and president of the Hong Kong Blind Union. Speaking at a poverty forum organised ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1380026/can-we-ever-get-rid-poverty
  3. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Private sector involvement needed to end poverty in Asia's mountains

    Posted Dec 18th 2013, 09:12pm by CURTIS CHIN

    ... Curtis Chin Curtis Chin says projects must be innovative, collaborative and impactful Private sector key to ending poverty in Asia's mountains Frankly, it need not be moon versus ... of the highest parts of Asia and the Pacific, a region still home to the vast majority of the world's poor. Poverty remains a persistent challenge among the people who continue to make their lives ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1385216/private-sector-involvement-needed-end-poverty-asias
  4. News - Hong Kong

    Poverty won't be tackled until more speak up for the poor, forum hears

    Posted Dec 13th 2013, 11:31pm by Jennifer Ngo

    ... Jennifer Ngo jennifer.ngo@scmp.com Growing inequality took centre stage at the final 'Redefining Hong Kong' debate with calls for tackling poverty to have a higher priority Why aren't more thinking about the poor? How one of the world's most prosperous cities manages to let nearly a fifth of its population exist in poverty is a question that bothers many. Bad ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1380039/poverty-wont-be-tackled-until-more-speak-poor-forum-hears
  5. News - Hong Kong - POVERTY

    Participants in SCMP poverty debate tell government to focus on education

    Posted Dec 14th 2013, 05:29am by Jennifer Ngo

    ... Jennifer Ngo jennifer.ngo@scmp.com Panel tells government to focus on education Education is the long-term key to tackling poverty in Hong Kong but immediate efforts must be made by the government to treat welfare as an entitlement rather than a handout. That was the message from panellists taking part in this year's final SCMP Redefining Hong Kong debate yesterday. Speakers ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1380111/participants-scmp-poverty-debate-tell-government-focus-education
  6. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    All sectors in Hong Kong must join in fighting poverty

    Posted Dec 14th 2013, 05:18am by STAFF

    ... SCMP Editorial All must join in poverty fight For far too long, poverty and the widening wealth gap have been neglected in our dominant political discourse. But since the global financial crisis, more and more local voices have been heard speaking up for the most vulnerable in our society. The South China Morning Post organised a poverty forum yesterday as part of this effort ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1380102/all-sectors-hong-kong-must-join-fighting-poverty
  7. News - Hong Kong - ETHNIC MINORITIES

    Study finds 51pc of Pakistanis in Hong Kong live in poverty

    Posted Dec 11th 2013, 05:25am by Jennifer Ngo

    ... Jennifer Ngo jennifer.ngo@scmp.com Study finds one in every four people from six ethnic groups in the city is poor Pakistanis feel sting of poverty in Hong Kong The financial plight of Rehena Iffa's family of four, including her parents, is typical of that of many other Pakistanis in Hong Kong, where 51 per cent of them live in poverty. No other ethnic minority has ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1377828/51-cent-pakistanis-hong-kong-live-poverty
  8. 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
  9. News - Hong Kong - OPERATION SANTA CLAUS

    Education project gives kids the chance to break the cycle of poverty

    Posted Dec 03rd 2013, 04:33am by DARREN WEE

    ... children an escape from cycle of poverty Scores of children from low- income families have improved their school grades, thanks to a project that aims to use education to break the brutal cycle of poverty in Hong Kong, where the wealth gap is one of the widest in the developed world. One of the pupils to have benefited, Hugo Lau of Kowloon Women's Welfare Club Li Ping Memorial School, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1371266/education-project-gives-kids-chance-break-cycle-poverty
  10. 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

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