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  1. 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 ...

  2. 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 ...

  3. Comment - Letters

    Policy address has many measures to help children in poverty

    Posted Feb 05th 2014, 04:12am by LETTERS

    ... Wide-ranging package of measures to help children in poverty I refer to the letter from Ella Choi Wing-ue ("Tackle poverty to improve our children's lives", January 29). Ms ... a blueprint for poverty alleviation. It sets out a package of wide-ranging measures benefiting various groups, particularly children in poverty. Among those measures is a pro-child Low-Income Working ...

  4. 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 ...

  5. News - Hong Kong

    N-nothings are below the poverty line, beyond subsidies

    Posted Jan 14th 2013, 07:16pm by Jennifer Ngo

    ... the size of a standard Hong Kong bathroom, a survey has indicated. The Salvation Army, which conducted the poll, called for establishment of a poverty line to identify those in need. Sixty per cent ... on the dole; 87 per cent said their biggest hope was to move into public housing within three years. As well as calling for establishment of a poverty line – now being worked on by the newly revived ...

  6. Magazines - Post Magazine - TRAVEL

    Destination: Georgia

    Posted Sep 21st 2014, 09:09am by Tim Pile

    ... a shadowy face peers out of a grubby window. The sense of poverty is tangible, with houses noticeably more dilapidated the further up the hillside you go. It's like Hong Kong Island in reverse. ...

  7. 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 ...

  8. 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, ...

  9. Business - Banking & Finance - FINANCE

    Chinaleaks: Hong Kong anti-poverty duo 'failed to declare ties to tax haven'

    Posted Jan 23rd 2014, 12:01am by Tanna Chong

    ... Tanna Chong tanna.chong@scmp.com Leaked papers reveal tycoon and union leader, who sit on commission to help poor, have links to companies in secretive British Virgin Islands Anti-poverty duo failed to declare ties to tax haven Two members of the government's Commission on Poverty failed to declare ties to companies registered in the secretive tax haven of the British ...

  10. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Above all, retirement scheme for Hong Kong must be fair and affordable

    Posted Sep 09th 2014, 02:15pm by DAVID LUI

    ... benefits. Thus, the MPF scheme can provide only short-term retirement protection at best. Last year, 43.5 per cent of the elderly population aged 65 and over were living below the poverty line. But even when cash assistance provided by various social security measures is taken into account, one in three elderly is still living in poverty. Currently, one million of Hong Kong's ...




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