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  1. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Political stand-off harms Pakistan

    Posted Sep 10th 2014, 04:24am by SCMP Editorial

    ... has averaged just 2.9 per cent over the past five years, a level that is not adequately keeping pace with a population that now tops 186 million. High youth unemployment and poverty ...

  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 ...

  3. News - Asia - HEALTH

    Two Koreas top of global suicide charts, for different reasons

    Posted Sep 06th 2014, 05:21am by AGENCIES

    ... Agencies Poverty, stress and reluctance to seek help among factors behind grim toll Koreas top suicide charts for different reasons South Korea's problem with suicides is well known. ... by poverty, and the psychological stress of living in a restrictive environment. The director of research and strategy at US-based NGO Liberty in North Korea, Sokeel Park, said some deaths reported ...

  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 ...

  5. Comment - Letters

    Retirement protection highly controversial and complex issue

    Posted Aug 26th 2014, 04:35am by LETTERS

    ... The study was initiated by the Commission on Poverty in March last year to follow up on the chief executive's pledge in his 2013 policy address to study measures to solve the problem of old-age poverty and improve the present social security and retirement protection system. It is important to note that the remit of the consultancy team was to examine options of retirement protection ...

  6. 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 ...

  7. Business - Economy - MACROSCOPE

    Some thoughts on addressing Hong Kong's 'age-old' problem

    Posted Sep 11th 2014, 06:02am by DAVID DODWELL

    ... think you will need HK$40,000 a month, double the number. Retirement protection is not a poverty problem, even though the retired make up a big share of Hong Kong's poor. The rich worry about retirement protection just as much as the poor. Poverty problems need to be tackled separately- which suggests a careful look at Hong Kong's CSSA arrangements. Demographic changes ...

  8. 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 ...

  9. News - World - HUMAN TRAFFICKING

    They laughed as they left 500 to die, migrant shipwreck survivors reveal

    Posted Sep 17th 2014, 08:55pm by AFP

    ... "With hundreds of thousands fleeing war and poverty across the Middle East and Africa, the priority must be to protect lives rather than creating an impenetrable fortress." The Syrian, ...

  10. Magazines - 48hrs - ARTS

    Beijing Bohème updates Giacomo Puccini's opera to modern times

    Posted Sep 10th 2014, 10:30pm by DARREN WEE

    ... is unexpectedly reunited with his former flame, the dangerously enchanting dancer, Musetta. Just as in the original opera, the central theme revolves around love, lust, poverty and regret. Stage director ...




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