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  1. News - World - BRAZIL

    Brazil's Dilma Rousseff faces October 26 run-off against Aecio Neves

    Posted Oct 06th 2014, 09:55am by AFP

    ... the PT's popularity for landmark social programmes that have lifted millions from poverty. The Neves family's brush with the presidency has been three decades in the making. Neves' ...

  2. Lifestyle - Family & Education

    Businessman's book on fatherhood becomes a hit on the mainland

    Posted Oct 13th 2014, 03:59pm by Bernice Chan

    ... boom, leaving their children to grandparents and domestic helpers," Su says. "Nobody told them family and marriage is most important, because the grandparents suffered with poverty ...

  3. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    How they see it

    Posted Sep 28th 2014, 06:03am by STAFF

    ... Gandhi era has government made the space establishment so central to the project of nation-building. India was insecure in a violently bipolar world in her time, technology poverty ...

  4. News - Hong Kong - POVERTY

    Bless Hong Kong campaign seeks to tackle poverty through community action

    Posted Jan 08th 2014, 04:14am by Ernest Kao

    ... Ernest Kao ernest.kao@scmp.com Bless Hong Kong campaign aims to raise public awareness of disparities A community push to beat poverty Treating the elderly to free dim sum lunches and taking poor families to watch soccer matches for free- just two of the ideas in a HK$5 million campaign to fight poverty through community-wide activities. The Commission on Poverty's Bless ...

  5. News - China - GOVERNMENT

    For some rural officials, being deemed a poverty-stricken county is a cause for celebration

    Posted Jan 13th 2014, 04:53am by Zhang Hong

    ... officials ride the poverty gravy train To get rich is glorious, late leader Deng Xiaoping said, but to some county officials, staying poor has advantages. As part of its efforts to alleviate poverty, the central government each year gives tens of billions of yuan to 592 chosen counties it keeps track of with a list. The list- in effect, a benchmark of poverty- is updated every year, ...

  6. News - Hong Kong - CITY BEAT

    Government plans united approach to beat poverty

    Posted Jan 13th 2014, 04:59am by Tammy Tam

    ... Tammy Tam Bless Hong Kong campaign brings community and business together to help those in need Government plans united approach to beat poverty In two days, Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying will deliver his second policy address. This time it is understood that the main theme will be poverty relief and helping the needy, although housing will still remain one of his ...

  7. News - Hong Kong - POLICY ADDRESS

    CY policy address focuses on increased housing and poverty fight

    Posted Jan 15th 2014, 11:14am by Lai Ying Kit

    ... Tanna Chong, Cheung Chi-fai, Johnny Tam, Lo Wei, Shirley Zhao, Lai Ying Kit, Poon Lai Fong Hong Kong’s Chief Executive, CY Leung, gave his second policy address today. SCMP.com followed it live.  CY kicks off with some of the issues the government is tack ...

  8. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Xi Jinping's speeches offer the world a chance to better understand modern China

    Posted Oct 08th 2014, 05:06am by CAI MINGZHAO

    ... enhances his understanding of people's lives and their expectations. The book document Xi's visits to poverty-stricken areas, where he heard local opinions, pinpointed their needs ...

  9. Comment - Insight & Opinion - IMMIGRATION

    Stop blaming immigrants for Hong Kong's poverty problems

    Posted Jan 03rd 2014, 11:00am by Stephen Vines

    ... Stephen Vines Stephen Vines faults officials for ceding control over immigration policy Stop blaming immigrants for city's poverty problem Alarmists and self-seeking politicians ... economy. Yet it cannot be denied that the current immigration flow adds to real and pressing poverty problems in an affluent society that shamefully has an astonishing 1.3 million people living ...

  10. Reading between the poverty lines

    Posted Sep 27th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... C.K Lau There's a world of difference between measuring poverty by how much one earns and how much one spends. Professor Wong Chack-kie and Assistant Professor Wong Hung, of the Chinese University's social work department, have found that if the poverty line is drawn at 50 per cent of median household income, then 20.3 per cent of Hong Kong families were poor ...




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