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  1. News - Hong Kong - POVERTY

    Universal pension? It's all up to the chief executive now

    Posted Aug 19th 2014, 04:18am by Jennifer Ngo

    ... Jennifer Ngo jennifer.ngo@scmp.com There has been a trend of chickening out when it comes to the acute need to tackle the rising poverty among Hong Kong's elderly people Universal ... worry that the government will continue a trend of "chickening out" of launching much-needed social policies- despite rising poverty among the elderly. At the centre ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1576262/universal-pension-its-all-chief-executive-now
  2. News - China - TIBET

    Two killed in Tibet after police open fire on protesters, rights groups say

    Posted Aug 19th 2014, 02:54pm by AP

    ... Beijing suppresses religious freedom and culture in Tibet. Beijing rejects the allegations, saying its rule ended serfdom and brought development to a backward, poverty-stricken region. More than ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1576832/2-tibetans-killed-after-police-open-fire-protesters-rights-groups-say
  3. Comment - Letters

    Letters to the Editor, August 26, 2014

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

    ... that will be given out. The problem of poverty is becoming more serious, with more than 1.3 million citizens being classified as poor. If this problem is not addressed, we will see more people taking to the streets to protest. The problem of poverty in Hong Kong has now reached a critical state and the government has to deal with it effectively if it wants to regain the trust of citizens. It must ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/letters/article/1580681/letters-editor-august-26-2014
  4. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Talking points

    Posted Aug 08th 2014, 03:59am by STAFF

    ... event Hong Kong Chief Secretary and Poverty Commission chairwoman Carrie Lam Cheng Yuet-ngor hosts what is being termed the grand finale of the Bless Hong Kong Campaign. The campaign, which is led by the Societal Engagement Task Force, is aimed at encouraging community involvement in efforts to alleviate poverty and promoting collaboration between the community, the business sector ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1568728/talking-points
  5. 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
  6. News - Hong Kong - SOCIETY

    Proposed HK$3,000-a-month pension 'could be cut in tough economic times'

    Posted Aug 21st 2014, 12:35pm by Phila Siu

    ... the amount can be lowered," Chow told RTHK a day after he presented the findings to the government-appointed Commission on Poverty, chaired by Chief Secretary Carrie Lam Cheng Yuet-ngor. Under ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1578366/proposed-hk3000-monthly-pension-could-be-lowered-tough-economic-times
  7. Comment - Insight & Opinion - MY TAKE

    China's excess men and the fear of cults

    Posted Aug 18th 2014, 04:30am by Debasish Roy Chowdhury

    ... poverty-stricken Chinese men migrated away from familial support systems in search of livelihood, the number of secret societies, brotherhood associations and bandit groups increased rapidly ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1575673/divine-intervention-beijing-style
  8. News - Hong Kong - POVERTY

    Children's rights group gives Hong Kong black mark

    Posted Jan 01st 2013, 12:00am by JOLIE HO

    ... the association operates, said Leung Chun-ying had taken some steps towards poverty alleviation since he took office. "[Leung] has taken a little action but has no big policy," Soco community organiser Sze Lai-shan said. She noted that the present administration admitted there was poverty in the city, while the previous one said only that there was a wealth gap. "Leung has promised ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1116874/childrens-rights-group-gives-hong-kong-black-mark
  9. 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
  10. News - Hong Kong

    Defining how much one needs is next step in poverty issue

    Posted Dec 11th 2012, 12:00am by Jennifer Ngo

    ... Kong is finally taking a baby step on the poverty issue: consensus on the poverty line is close, and it is expected to be set at 50 per cent of median income- meaning those living on less than half that amount are considered to be living in poverty. But details of the line- whose introduction is seen as an indication of the government taking a more serious stance on dealing ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1102375/defining-how-much-one-needs-next-step-poverty-issue

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