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  1. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Tough tasks are piling up for CY Leung

    Posted Jun 26th 2014, 05:11am by SCMP Editorial

    ... to show that Leung is making efforts on various fronts, such as setting an official poverty line to help the poor and taking on the problem of an ageing population. The 41-page report lists ...

  2. News - China - ETHNIC MINORITIES

    In Xinjiang capital Urumqi, poverty greater threat than radical Islam

    Posted Nov 04th 2013, 10:22am by Reuters

    ... Reuters in Urumqi While independence may drive some Uygurs, most are only concerned with getting a good job In Urumqi, poverty greater threat than Islam In the dirty backstreets of the Uygur old quarter of Xinjiang’s capital Urumqi in China’s far west, Abuduwahapu frowns when asked what he thinks is the root cause of the region’s festering problem with violence and unrest. ...

  3. News - China - CRIME

    China's insatiable demand for ivory funds terrorism in Africa and Middle East

    Posted Jul 06th 2014, 05:13am by Bryan Harris

    ... poverty," said Martin Walley, International Wildlife Trade Campaign coordinator at the British Foreign and Commonwealth Office. Ivory seizures in Hong Kong reached an all-time high of 8,041kg last ...

  4. Lifestyle - Family & Education

    Don and Bridget Brewster of Agape International Missions on combating Cambodia's child sex traffickers

    Posted Jul 01st 2014, 09:41am by Elaine Yau

    ... quality education." Don Brewster believes, however, that the child sex trade isn't simply a problem of poverty but stems from the moral collapse in Cambodia after the Khmer Rouge regime decimated the country with its pogrom. "It's not a financial thing," he says. "It gets confused because there's abject poverty in Cambodia. There's no other genocide ...

  5. News - World

    Obama to seek US$2 billion for border control

    Posted Jun 29th 2014, 02:06pm by AP

    ... message in recent weeks that new arrivals will be targeted for deportation. But immigrants arriving from those countries say they are fleeing pervasive gang violence and crushing poverty ...

  6. Comment - Letters

    End pointless posturing on poverty

    Posted Oct 11th 2013, 12:00am

    ... End this pointless political posturing on the perils of poverty The debate on poverty in Hong Kong is heating up again on the back of the Hong Kong government's declaration of an official poverty line. The reality is, there's already more than enough of a safety net in Hong Kong for the underprivileged- unlike the poor in third-world countries, no legitimate resident ...

  7. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Beijing now needs to invest more on raising quality of life

    Posted Jun 20th 2014, 02:50am by SCMP Editorial

    ... SCMP Editorial Investing to raise quality of life China's rise can be measured in stellar economic growth, the escape of hundreds of millions from poverty and international respect. But it is not reflected kindly in an indicator of people's well-being recommended by the World Health Organisation called health-adjusted life expectancy (Hale). Using the indicator, China's Centre ...

  8. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Hong Kong feels like pre-1997 all over again, only this time more radicalised

    Posted Jun 27th 2014, 12:56pm by Michael Chugani

    ... and prosperity again returned, but distrust of the Communist Party kept the flame of democracy flickering, later to be fanned by poor post-handover leadership, wealth disparity, poverty, unaffordable ...

  9. News - China - PEARL BRIEFING

    Orphan's seizure by officials after wellwishers gave millions exposes child welfare shortcomings

    Posted Jun 28th 2014, 02:46am by Mimi Lau

    ... poverty, alone, for years. China's laws on guardianship are ambiguous and full of loopholes. Many local governments, especially in rural areas, cannot meet the basic needs of orphans. Experts ...

  10. Business - Economy - THE VIEW

    Hong Kong's public housing policy a homewrecker for poor couples

    Posted Jul 01st 2014, 11:15am by Richard Wong

    ... social mobility as more children grow up in divorced households in the public estates. Our current public rental housing programme is helping to reproduce poverty across generations against ...




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