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  1. 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
  2. News - Hong Kong - WEALTH

    One in 38 Hongkongers is a US dollar millionaire, wealth study reveals

    Posted Jul 25th 2014, 12:49pm by James Griffiths

    ... under the poverty line," Chung said. "As more people are earning more from Hong Kong, many people in [the city] are not able to share the fruits of this prosperity." In March, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1558909/one-38-hongkongers-us-dollar-millionaire-wealth-study-reveals
  3. News - China - GOVERNMENT

    For some rural officials, being deemed a poverty-stricken county is a cause for celebration

    Posted Jan 13th 2014, 04:53am by Zhang Hong

    ... officials ride the poverty gravy train To get rich is glorious, late leader Deng Xiaoping said, but to some county officials, staying poor has advantages. As part of its efforts to alleviate poverty, the central government each year gives tens of billions of yuan to 592 chosen counties it keeps track of with a list. The list- in effect, a benchmark of poverty- is updated every year, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1404197/some-rural-officials-being-deemed-poverty-stricken-county-cause
  4. News - Hong Kong - CITY BEAT

    Government plans united approach to beat poverty

    Posted Jan 13th 2014, 04:59am by Tammy Tam

    ... Tammy Tam Bless Hong Kong campaign brings community and business together to help those in need Government plans united approach to beat poverty In two days, Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying will deliver his second policy address. This time it is understood that the main theme will be poverty relief and helping the needy, although housing will still remain one of his ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1404045/government-plans-united-approach-beat-poverty
  5. News - Hong Kong - POVERTY

    Bless Hong Kong campaign seeks to tackle poverty through community action

    Posted Jan 08th 2014, 04:14am by Ernest Kao

    ... Ernest Kao ernest.kao@scmp.com Bless Hong Kong campaign aims to raise public awareness of disparities A community push to beat poverty Treating the elderly to free dim sum lunches and taking poor families to watch soccer matches for free- just two of the ideas in a HK$5 million campaign to fight poverty through community-wide activities. The Commission on Poverty's Bless ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1400183/bless-hong-kong-campaign-seeks-tackle-poverty-through-community
  6. News - Hong Kong - POLICY ADDRESS

    CY policy address focuses on increased housing and poverty fight

    Posted Jan 15th 2014, 11:14am by Lai Ying Kit

    ... Tanna Chong, Cheung Chi-fai, Johnny Tam, Lo Wei, Shirley Zhao, Lai Ying Kit, Poon Lai Fong Hong Kong’s Chief Executive, CY Leung, gave his second policy address today. SCMP.com followed it live.  CY kicks off with some of the issues the government is tack ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1406023/live-cy-leung-gives-his-second-annual-policy-address
  7. News - World - HEALTH

    Ebola epidemic unlikely outside West Africa, says scientist who helped discover deadly virus

    Posted Jul 31st 2014, 12:38pm

    ... are now trying to reconstruct themselves so there is a total lack of trust in authorities, and that combined with poverty and very poor health services I think is the explanation why we have ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1563352/ebola-epidemic-unlikely-outside-west-africa-says-scientist-who-helped
  8. News - Asia - EDUCATION

    Nepal's 'bamboo schools' open doors to education thanks to Uttam Sanjel

    Posted Jul 28th 2014, 04:31am by BIBEK BHANDARI

    ... Bibek Bhandari in Kathmandu Starting with Kathmandu, and harbouring big dreams, educator bridges the poverty gap to give the poor quality education for just US$1 a month Nepal's 'bamboo schools' open doors to education In Nepal, quality education, considered to be within an exclusive domain of private schools, comes with a hefty price tag. But one private institution ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1560602/nepals-bamboo-schools-open-doors-education-thanks-uttam-sanjel
  9. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Defining poverty line for Hong Kong is just the first step

    Posted Oct 12th 2012, 12:00am by SCMP Editorial

    ... SCMP Editorial Poverty line is just the first step Leung Chun-ying appointed a task force to prepare for the revival of the Commission on Poverty even before he became chief executive. ... the handover. The group says the city will define a poverty line that will help shape policy for recognising and alleviating the plight of low earners and welfare recipients. Officials now acknowledge ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1059026/defining-poverty-line-hong-kong-just-first-step
  10. Comment - Insight & Opinion - IMMIGRATION

    Stop blaming immigrants for Hong Kong's poverty problems

    Posted Jan 03rd 2014, 11:00am by Stephen Vines

    ... Stephen Vines Stephen Vines faults officials for ceding control over immigration policy Stop blaming immigrants for city's poverty problem Alarmists and self-seeking politicians ... economy. Yet it cannot be denied that the current immigration flow adds to real and pressing poverty problems in an affluent society that shamefully has an astonishing 1.3 million people living ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1396488/stop-blaming-immigrants-hong-kongs-poverty-problems

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