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  1. 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 ...

  2. 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 ...

  3. News - World - AGRICULTURE

    Air pollution may cut food production by 10pc by 2050, study suggests

    Posted Sep 03rd 2014, 10:57pm by GDN

    ... on the economic laws of supply and demand and of redistribution, and on non-biophysical things such as poverty, infrastructure, politics and management." ...

  4. 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 ...

  5. News - Hong Kong - ETHNIC MINORITIES

    Study finds 51pc of Pakistanis in Hong Kong live in poverty

    Posted Dec 11th 2013, 05:25am by Jennifer Ngo

    ... Jennifer Ngo jennifer.ngo@scmp.com Study finds one in every four people from six ethnic groups in the city is poor Pakistanis feel sting of poverty in Hong Kong The financial plight of Rehena Iffa's family of four, including her parents, is typical of that of many other Pakistanis in Hong Kong, where 51 per cent of them live in poverty. No other ethnic minority has ...

  6. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Private sector involvement needed to end poverty in Asia's mountains

    Posted Dec 18th 2013, 09:12pm by CURTIS CHIN

    ... Curtis Chin Curtis Chin says projects must be innovative, collaborative and impactful Private sector key to ending poverty in Asia's mountains Frankly, it need not be moon versus ... of the highest parts of Asia and the Pacific, a region still home to the vast majority of the world's poor. Poverty remains a persistent challenge among the people who continue to make their lives ...

  7. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    All sectors in Hong Kong must join in fighting poverty

    Posted Dec 14th 2013, 05:18am by STAFF

    ... SCMP Editorial All must join in poverty fight For far too long, poverty and the widening wealth gap have been neglected in our dominant political discourse. But since the global financial crisis, more and more local voices have been heard speaking up for the most vulnerable in our society. The South China Morning Post organised a poverty forum yesterday as part of this effort ...

  8. Magazines - Post Magazine

    Hope floats: Cambodia's ethnic Vietnamese forced to live on the water

    Posted Sep 14th 2014, 10:36am by Laura Villadiego

    ... on the porch, with the help of a local midwife. Access to health care remains limited in Cambodia, a country in which 20.5 per cent of the population lives below the poverty line. In the floating ...

  9. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Universal pension plan would create more problems than it fixes

    Posted Sep 05th 2014, 12:39pm by JEFFREY LAM

    ... are all facing is not why we can't alleviate old age poverty, but how it could be done, especially in making sure that a system does not create more problems than it seeks to solve. ...

  10. News - Hong Kong - POVERTY

    Hong Kong General Chamber of Commerce says no to payments for retirement scheme

    Posted Aug 20th 2014, 04:14am by Phila Siu

    ... by the Commission on Poverty, will be tabled at a commission meeting on Wednesday. The study is expected to analyse the sustainability of proposals put forward by six groups, including the Alliance ... the government could consider improving existing safety nets, such as the old age living allowance. "The old age living allowance has reduced the old-age poverty rate from 33 per cent to 23 per cent ...




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