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  1. News - Asia - PHILIPPINES

    Benigno Aquino says he may try to change constitution so he can run again

    Posted Aug 14th 2014, 11:17pm by AFP

    ... on a promise to stamp out widespread corruption blamed for massive poverty. He has won international plaudits for his good governance programme but the high popularity ratings he enjoyed for the first ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1573823/benigno-aquino-says-he-may-try-change-constitution-so-he-can-run-again
  2. Comment - Insight & Opinion - THE VIEW

    Can party wean itself off growth at all costs?

    Posted Aug 18th 2014, 09:24am by Cathy Holcombe

    ... on track." It would seem hard to argue with growth that at one point remained above 10 per cent for a decade, pulling millions of Chinese out of dire poverty and creating an urban middle class. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1575893/can-party-wean-itself-growth-all-costs
  3. 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
  4. News - World - UNITED STATES

    Hispanic children the fastest growing numbers in US public schools system

    Posted Aug 11th 2014, 04:49am by AP

    ... to address, including immigration, poverty, diversity and inequity. The result, at times, is racial tension. In Louisiana in July, Jefferson Parish public school reached an agreement ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1570738/hispanic-children-fastest-growing-numbers-us-public-schools-system
  5. News - Hong Kong - SOCIETY

    South Asian community mired in poverty

    Posted Dec 28th 2013, 02:59am by SHIRLEY ZHAO

    ... Shirley Zhao shirley.zhao@scmp.com South Asian community mired in poverty Members of Hong Kong's South Asian minority are among the city's most impoverished people, ... of the respondents fell below the recently established poverty line. The Hong Kong Diocesan Pastoral Centre for Workers, which interviewed people using its relief services in October and November, said ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1391230/south-asian-community-mired-poverty
  6. Comment - Insight & Opinion - MY TAKE

    Can we ever get rid of poverty?

    Posted Dec 14th 2013, 05:18am by Alex Lo

    ... Alex Lo alex.lo@scmp.com Can we ever get rid of poverty? We can never eliminate poverty, says Carrie Lam Cheng Yuet-ngor. The chief secretary made the statement, for which she was heavily criticised in the legislature, back in late October. Nonsense, counters Chong Chan-yau, the social activist and president of the Hong Kong Blind Union. Speaking at a poverty forum organised ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1380026/can-we-ever-get-rid-poverty
  7. 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
  8. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Unity the key to Africa's future

    Posted Aug 10th 2014, 04:50am by SCMP Editorial

    ... SCMP Editorial Unity the key to Africa's future Africa has unrivalled potential that, if properly tapped, can make it the world's economic powerhouse. In the way are poverty and disease, conflicts, poor governance, corruption and a lack of infrastructure. Foreign governments are well aware of the possibilities, which is why every few years they woo African heads of state ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1570132/unity-key-africas-future
  9. News - Hong Kong

    Poverty won't be tackled until more speak up for the poor, forum hears

    Posted Dec 13th 2013, 11:31pm by Jennifer Ngo

    ... Jennifer Ngo jennifer.ngo@scmp.com Growing inequality took centre stage at the final 'Redefining Hong Kong' debate with calls for tackling poverty to have a higher priority Why aren't more thinking about the poor? How one of the world's most prosperous cities manages to let nearly a fifth of its population exist in poverty is a question that bothers many. Bad ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1380039/poverty-wont-be-tackled-until-more-speak-poor-forum-hears
  10. News - Hong Kong - POVERTY

    Participants in SCMP poverty debate tell government to focus on education

    Posted Dec 14th 2013, 05:29am by Jennifer Ngo

    ... Jennifer Ngo jennifer.ngo@scmp.com Panel tells government to focus on education Education is the long-term key to tackling poverty in Hong Kong but immediate efforts must be made by the government to treat welfare as an entitlement rather than a handout. That was the message from panellists taking part in this year's final SCMP Redefining Hong Kong debate yesterday. Speakers ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1380111/participants-scmp-poverty-debate-tell-government-focus-education

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