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  1. 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
  2. News - China - GAMBLING

    Gambling takes hold in Guangdong as punters bet to escape poverty

    Posted Mar 02nd 2014, 05:44am by He Huifeng

    ... He Huifeng huifeng.he@scmp.com Banned on the mainland since 1949, the underground gaming industry is more popular than ever despite regular police crackdowns, experts warn Guangdong in the grip of gambling fever In a village in Chaozhou in eastern Guangdo ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1438208/gambling-takes-hold-guangdong-punters-bet-escape-poverty
  3. Business - Economy - THE VIEW

    What the minimum wage failed to do

    Posted Jul 29th 2014, 11:48am by Richard Wong

    ... Richard Wong Hong Kong's three-year-old minimum wage has been ineffective and done little to alleviate poverty, despite its popularity among the city's politicians Poor choice ... to reduce poverty. Supporters say they increase the standard of living of workers and reduce poverty. But if economic and social policy is going to be decided in the interests of the public, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/economy/article/1561731/what-minimum-wage-failed-do
  4. News - China - AGRICULTURE

    Six years on, farmer who received famed visit by Li Keqiang still living in debt and poverty

    Posted Feb 25th 2014, 04:35pm by MANDY ZUO

    ... child was born. There may be one bright spot for Fu's family: relocating to downtown Longfeng, designated as the site of a national poverty-alleviation pilot project spurred by Li's ... to Li's orders, the Enshi government in Hubei framed an ambitious plan to relocate at least 6,000 people living under the poverty line each year starting from last year. The full relocation ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1434914/six-years-farmer-who-received-famed-visit-li-keqiang-still-living-debt
  5. Sport - Rugby

    Sevens and ‘Mission Possible’ team up to tackle poverty

    Posted Feb 26th 2014, 09:57pm

    ... SCMP Reporter The Hong Kong Rugby Football Union has once again teamed up with the Peter Bennett Foundation and other sponsors to help raise funds and awareness for “Mission Possible” – the campaign that combats Hong Kong social issues relating to the you ...

    http://www.scmp.com/sport/rugby/community/article/1435860/sevens-and-mission-possible-team-tackle-poverty
  6. News - Hong Kong - POVERTY

    Hong Kong General Chamber of Commerce says no to payments for retirement scheme

    Posted Aug 20th 2014, 04:14am by Phila Siu

    ... by the Commission on Poverty, will be tabled at a commission meeting on Wednesday. The study is expected to analyse the sustainability of proposals put forward by six groups, including the Alliance ... the government could consider improving existing safety nets, such as the old age living allowance. "The old age living allowance has reduced the old-age poverty rate from 33 per cent to 23 per cent ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1577269/hong-kong-general-chamber-commerce-say-no-payments-retirement-scheme
  7. News - Hong Kong - WELFARE

    Sales tax mooted to fund pension for all

    Posted Aug 25th 2014, 05:31am by TIMMY SUNG

    ... Timmy Sung timmy.sung@scmp.com Commission on Poverty member says reviving the idea of a goods and services tax can pay for proposed HK$3,000 per month subsidy Tax on sales mooted to fund pension for all A member of the government's Commission on Poverty has suggested a goods and services tax could be used to fund a new public pension scheme, instead of a further tax ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1580448/tax-sales-mooted-fund-pension-plan
  8. News - China - TIBET PROTESTS

    Five Tibetans confirmed killed after police open fire on protesters

    Posted Aug 21st 2014, 09:48am by AFP

    ... been a flashpoint for protests and was the site of a self-immolation by a nun in March, Free Tibet and RFA reported. Beijing says it has brought economic development to poverty-stricken Tibetan ... rejects the allegations, saying its rule ended serfdom and brought development to a backward, poverty-stricken region. More than 100 Tibetans have set themselves alight in protest against ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1578277/five-tibetans-confirmed-killed-after-police-open-fire-protesters
  9. News - Hong Kong - EDUCATION

    Girl, 12, becomes teacher, thanks to Hongkonger's World Vision sponsorship

    Posted Aug 25th 2014, 05:31am by Ernest Kao

    ... Ernest Kao ernest.kao@scmp.com Sponsorship goes long way for girl who had a vision Like many children in the impoverished villages of rural Cambodia, where fewer than half of pupils completed primary school, Vongsa Phean had a dream that looked to be out of her reach. Steeped in grinding poverty, Vongsa Phean's family of six lived a hand-to-mouth subsistence from aid, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1580447/girl-12-becomes-teacher-thanks-hongkongers-world-vision-sponsorship
  10. News - China

    China's formula to reduce poverty could help developing nations

    Posted Mar 29th 2013, 12:00am by Toh Han Shih

    ... countries China's formula to reduce global poverty China has earned a reputation as the world's factory, exporting everything from cheap toys to high-end electronics. But it can now offer an even more valuable export- its formula for reducing poverty. World Bank figures show that some 600 million Chinese have been taken out of poverty in the past 30 years. UN World Food Programme ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1202142/chinas-formula-reduce-poverty-could-help-developing-nations

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