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  1. First person

    Posted Aug 25th 2005, 12:00am by Simon Parry

    ... weren't a wayward family but we were poor, and I was roped in with a band of bad lads. Soccer was my way out. For me, it wasn't just a way out of poverty but it was also an escape from my ...

  2. Have your say

    Posted Aug 24th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... and defend freedom of speech. Kinki Lai Ju Ching Chu Secondary School (Kwai Chung) A kind heart I want to visit poor countries so I can help those who live in poverty and who are sick. I want to help ...

  3. Drought leaves Ningxia farmers high and dry

    Posted Aug 23rd 2005, 12:00am by Bill Savadove

    ... many of them members of the Muslim Hui ethnic minority- living below the government-set poverty line, with incomes of less than 500 yuan a year since the dry and mountainous conditions has made ...

  4. A novel experience

    Posted May 31st 2009, 12:00am by Ben Naparstek

    ... or two. I don't want it to descend into poverty and chaos, but I think a bit of sanity, of gravity, is a good thing.' ...

  5. Last among equals

    Posted Dec 27th 2007, 12:00am by Mary Ann, Mary Ann Benitez

    ... Social ills loomed large this year as family tragedies and poverty issues highlighted the wealth gap, writes Mary Ann Benitez In a year when there were heated protests at the demolition ... inequality and poverty that dominated the headlines. The issue of how Hong Kong reconciles its booming economy with the growing wealth gap loomed large on the public agenda after a slew of family ...

  6. Hand over fist

    Posted Jul 08th 2008, 12:00am by Andrew Salmon

    ... expect such a community to continue to exist in that form once it's 'discovered' by the outside world. You can't expect people to embrace poverty when they realise ...

  7. Someone to look up to

    Posted Aug 12th 2005, 12:00am by Peter Kammerer

    ... rich and influential friends tend to be put in the 'outcast' basket. Foreign investment dries up, poverty sets in and the good times stop rolling. North Korea's Kim Jong-il, ...

  8. Talkback

    Posted Aug 08th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... abject poverty and the murder-suicide rate than any other approach. Anthony Lawrence, Kennedy Town ...

  9. The prisoner Laos would rather forget

    Posted May 24th 2009, 12:00am by Simon Parry

    ... into a process that has brought the unwelcome, harsh light of international scrutiny on the controlling and secretive regime that runs this poverty-stricken nation of 6 million. The thing that has made ...

  10. Relocation scheme proves to be a good move for Ningxia's desperate farmers

    Posted Jun 29th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... above the poverty line- it would be difficult using any other way.' At his new home, Mr Jin has everything he once dreamed of: a two-room brick-and-concrete house with a front yard, tap ...




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