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  1. News - Hong Kong - OCCUPY CENTRAL

    Economy and markets stable despite protests, John Tsang says

    Posted Oct 23rd 2014, 04:48am by Kwong Man-ki and Alan Yu

    ... of the largest community. He confirmed that income disparity was one of the Hong Kong's intractable problems. He also pointed out poverty alleviation, care of the elderly, and housing were among ...

  2. Business - Economy - APEC

    Apec finance ministers to encourage private investment on infrastructure

    Posted Oct 23rd 2014, 05:45am by Victoria Ruan

    ... with less than 5 per cent having secured financing. The AIIB's goal was to invest in regional, semi-commercial infrastructure, Lou said, whereas the ADB and World Bank were focused on poverty ...

  3. Comment - Insight & Opinion - MY TAKE

    Greater equality would be a worthy cause for students to fight for

    Posted Oct 20th 2014, 05:08am by Alex Lo

    ... below the poverty line, 45 of our billionaires have a combined net worth of US$214 billion – equivalent to about 80 per cent of the city’s GDP last year. When even Li Ka-shing admits to losing ...

  4. Comment - Insight & Opinion - OCCUPY CENTRAL

    Hong Kong must break out of its silo mentality to heal social divisions

    Posted Oct 24th 2014, 02:00pm by MING WONG

    ... income equality and alleviate poverty. The G8 task force on social investment, for example, recently launched a major initiative to encourage governments, investors and entrepreneurs to look ...

  5. 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 ...

  6. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Hong Kong's elitist election system plays right into hands of tycoons

    Posted Oct 14th 2014, 02:42pm by MICHAEL PASKEWITZ

    ... executive candidates unless these matters are represented in the nominating committee. Although almost 20 per cent of the population lives below the poverty line, the interests of the poor ... The easiest votes to receive would be from the largest bloc- business and industry elites. Any such candidate, as leader, would then be beholden to these elite, perpetuating the cycle of poverty ...

  7. 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 ...

  8. Comment - Insight & Opinion - OCCUPY CENTRAL

    Don't compromise Hong Kong's basic principle of equality before the law

    Posted Oct 24th 2014, 04:40pm by Surya Deva

    ... policy for certain sections of society. In the current Election Committee, how many people really represent, for example, Hongkongers living below the poverty line, senior citizens, women, ...

  9. Comment - Insight & Opinion - OCCUPY CENTRAL

    Leung lays bare the truth of Hong Kong elites' anti-democratic stance

    Posted Oct 24th 2014, 02:17pm by Stephen Vines

    ... in democratic systems are among the least well-off. There is no such thing as an axiomatic relationship between poverty and so-called "social welfarism". Yet he is not entirely wrong because ...

  10. 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 ...




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