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  1. Comment - Letters

    Letters to the Editor, November 26, 2014

    Posted Nov 26th 2014, 05:26am by LETTERS

    ... the economy. We need to pay closer attention to problems like poverty and social disunity, and work towards ensuring Hong Kong becomes a peaceful society again. Keith Leung, Sha Tin   Government should ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/letters/article/1648752/letters-editor-november-26-2014
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    The absurd reality of hungry Hongkongers in a food paradise

    Posted Oct 17th 2014, 04:55am by MAYLING CHAN

    ... of donors and NGOs, there is the hope of eradicating poverty Hunger gains Celebrity chefs Jamie Oliver and Gordon Ramsay have both recently opened restaurants in Hong Kong. Price, however, doesn’t ... with HK$20. Currently, there are about a million people locally who live below the official poverty line, which is defined as half of the median monthly household income of all domestic households ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1618079/absurd-reality-hungry-hongkongers-food-paradise
  5. Magazines - 48hrs - FILM

    Film review: heist flick Meeting Dr Sun harbours a social agenda

    Posted Nov 19th 2014, 10:47pm by EDMUND LEE

    ... political history and its economic recession, it pictures a group of teenagers' effort to escape poverty with the adventurous spirit of the Chinese revolutionary leader. The film's theme ...

    http://www.scmp.com/magazines/48hrs/article/1643388/film-review-heist-flick-meeting-dr-sun-harbours-social-agenda
  6. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Children of China's prisoners are being punished by society, too

    Posted Nov 19th 2014, 03:14pm by KOEN SEVENANTS

    ... back into poverty, since it is often the main caregiver that is imprisoned. The worst thing is often the biases of society towards these children, regarded as criminals, too. They cope ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1643723/children-chinas-prisoners-are-being-punished-society-too
  7. News - China - DIPLOMACY

    China to sign trade deals worth US$8 billion with Myanmar

    Posted Nov 14th 2014, 05:47pm by Adrian Wan

    ... deals included a US$200 million small-loan facility for fighting poverty and an agreement to import 100,000 tonnes of Myanmese rice to China. Li held talks with Myanmar's President Thein ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1639883/china-sign-trade-deals-worth-us8-billion-myanmar
  8. 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 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1466513/new-head-government-anti-poverty-campaign-says-people-have-help
  9. News - World

    Ferguson protests highlight growing US suburban underclass

    Posted Aug 19th 2014, 12:24am by BLOOM

    ... Bloomberg Violence highlights suburban poor A week of violence and protests in a town outside St Louis are highlighting how poverty is growing most quickly on the outskirts of America's cities, as suburbs have become home to a majority of the nation's poor. In Ferguson, Missouri, a community of 21,000 where the poverty rate has doubled since 2000, the dynamic has ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1576249/ferguson-protests-highlight-growing-us-suburban-underclass
  10. Sport - Rugby

    Charities harness excesses of the Sevens to tackle poverty in Hong Kong

    Posted Mar 30th 2014, 09:16pm by Rachel Jacqueline

    ... Rachel Jacqueline How rugby can help fight poverty The money spent at the Sevens over the weekend, where corporate boxes cost upwards of half a million dollars, is simply mind-boggling. But for one local charity, harnessing the event's excesses brings much-needed funds to alleviate poverty in Hong Kong. Mission Possible raises millions for four local charities each year ...

    http://www.scmp.com/sport/rugby/sevens/article/1461119/charities-harness-excesses-sevens-tackle-poverty-hong-kong

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