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  1. Comment - Letters

    Hong Kong should focus on addressing social issues rather than democracy

    Posted Jul 20th 2014, 04:13am by LETTERS

    ... together, lifted hundreds of millions out of poverty and made China a rising economic power. It's unfair to put the blame solely on Leung Chun-ying. Our chief executive conducted himself ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/letters/article/1556617/hong-kong-should-focus-addressing-social-issues-rather-democracy
  2. 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
  3. News - World - IMMIGRATION

    Why US deported illegal immigrant women and children to Honduras

    Posted Jul 16th 2014, 09:47pm by AFP

    ... seen 57,000 unaccompanied minors, some fleeing violence, poverty and persecution at home, cross the southwestern US border since October. Obama visited Texas last week and publicly warned ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1555396/why-us-deported-illegal-immigrant-women-and-children-honduras
  4. 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
  5. News - China - zhou yongkang

    The rise and fall of Zhou Yongkang: From rural Jiangsu to the corridors of power

    Posted Jul 29th 2014, 07:37pm by Keith Zhai

    ... crimes. The eldest son of a family in Xiqiantou village in Wuxi, Jiangsu province, Zhou escaped the rigours and poverty of farming life by receiving good grades at school and passing the national ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1561999/zhou-yongkang-once-feared-oil-chief-and-security-tsar
  6. News - World - IMMIGRATION

    National Guard to help stop illegal child migrants entering US, Texas governor says

    Posted Jul 22nd 2014, 10:02pm by AP

    ... double the same period a year earlier. Most have been from Honduras, Guatemala and El Salvador, where gang violence and poverty have driven tens of thousands outside their borders. Obama ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1557263/national-guard-help-stop-illegal-child-migrants-entering-us-texas
  7. News - Hong Kong - OPERATION SANTA CLAUS

    Education project gives kids the chance to break the cycle of poverty

    Posted Dec 03rd 2013, 04:33am by DARREN WEE

    ... children an escape from cycle of poverty Scores of children from low- income families have improved their school grades, thanks to a project that aims to use education to break the brutal cycle of poverty in Hong Kong, where the wealth gap is one of the widest in the developed world. One of the pupils to have benefited, Hugo Lau of Kowloon Women's Welfare Club Li Ping Memorial School, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1371266/education-project-gives-kids-chance-break-cycle-poverty
  8. Comment - Insight & Opinion - MY TAKE

    Let's hear pan-democrats on poverty

    Posted Nov 16th 2013, 03:52am by Alex Lo

    ... for celebration for free-marketeers and our government officials like John Tsang. But you can see the stark realities of those who live in poverty: expect little or no help from the government. It's ... imperative, many such families can't do it alone without being dragged into grinding poverty. Who's going to help them? Charities, the kindness of our property tycoons? How many Bill Gates ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1357331/lets-hear-pan-democrats-poverty
  9. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Carrie Lam faces critics on government's approach towards poverty

    Posted Oct 30th 2013, 04:27am by Jennifer Ngo

    ... Jennifer Ngo jennifer.ngo@scmp.com Carrie Lam faces critics on poverty approach Armed with an official poverty line and a vow to tackle the problem of low-income families, Chief Secretary Carrie Lam Cheng Yuet-ngor said the government was "committed to dealing with poverty" but it could never be completely eradicated- a line lawmakers did not buy. Facing the Legislative ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1343064/carrie-lam-faces-critics-governments-approach-towards-poverty
  10. Business - Comment - JAKE'S VIEW

    Housing Authority must raise public housing rents or run out of money

    Posted Jul 08th 2014, 12:45am by Jake Van Der Kamp

    ... by 2017-18. SCMP City What an irony that a government corporation set up to help the poor should draw a poverty line at HK$28.2 billion. But while it still has about HK$68 billion in liquid assets ... of HK$1,200. These rents can go much higher. And the tenants will have little cause to plead poverty. As the second chart shows, wages have risen quite notably over the last seven years while public ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/article/1549258/housing-authority-must-raise-public-housing-rents-or-run-out-money

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