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  1. News - Asia - PHILIPPINES

    Former Philippines' first lady Imelda Marcos, at 85, eyes return to palace

    Posted Jul 03rd 2014, 12:15am by AFP

    ... gown and diamond rings, the selfdeclared "poverty-stricken" Marcos was serenaded by throngs of supporters as she emerged from her private chambers in the family mansion ... accused of looting state coffers and whose martial law rule was marked by human rights abuses. While the rest of the country wallowed in poverty and thousands of activists were killed or went ...

  2. News - Hong Kong - POVERTY

    Bad government policy worsens poverty, says ex-adviser Goodstadt

    Posted Sep 28th 2013, 12:00am by Jennifer Ngo

    ... Jennifer Ngo jennifer.ngo@scmp.com Bad policy worsens poverty, says ex-adviser New poverty has emerged in Hong Kong thanks to a decade and a half of bad government policies, says a former ... poverty today is not caused by economic crises. Our economy [for the past 15 years] has been more robust than ever. "Today's poverty is due to misuse of the city's prosperity ...

  3. News - Hong Kong - SOCIAL SECURITY

    Immigrant welfare claim totals uncover 'shocking' bias: lawmaker

    Posted Jul 08th 2014, 03:42am by Jennifer Ngo

    ... the pre-2004 criterion of one year would trigger a flood of Comprehensive Social Security Assistance (CSSA) applications, the Legislative Council's subcommittee on poverty heard yesterday. ...

  4. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Business can help spring Hong Kong youth out of poverty trap

    Posted Oct 08th 2013, 12:00am by CLIFF CHOI

    ... Cliff Choi Cliff Choi says focused training schemes can lift them out of poverty trap Business has a responsibility to empower the city's youth It is no cliché to say young people are our future. Their creativity, vibrancy and energy allow them to learn, transform and contribute an enormous amount. However, with over 200,000 youngsters officially living in poverty, rarely ...

  5. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Does poverty have a female face in Hong Kong? We should find out

    Posted Oct 04th 2013, 12:00am by YAN-YAN YIP

    ... Yan-yan Yip Yan-yan Yip says the government's failure, in its report, to study poverty from a gender perspective must be rectified to draw a fuller picture Women in need At last, we have an official poverty line. It has taken Hong Kong, a developed economy, a long time to officially acknowledge the issue and get the task completed. At the Commission on Poverty summit last ...

  6. 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 ...

  7. News - Hong Kong - WELFARE

    Set target for poverty relief, say Labour Party lawmakers

    Posted Oct 03rd 2013, 12:00am by Jennifer Ngo

    ... for poverty relief, lawmakers say Labour Party lawmakers want the government to set a target of halving the number of people who are living in poverty within four years. A summit last weekend set the city's first official poverty line at half of the median household income, or HK$3,600 for a single person and HK$14,300 for a family of four. But the government ruled out setting a target ...

  8. News - Hong Kong - PUBLIC EYE

    Legislators can solve the problem of poverty

    Posted Oct 02nd 2013, 12:00am by Michael Chugani

    ... Michael Chugani Old and poor. Rich Hong Kong has about 300,000 such people. Last week's drawing of a poverty line exposed this shame. They scavenge cardboard boxes to survive. They live in caged bed spaces. Some sleep on the streets. Do you know why one out of three old people are poor and why this number keeps growing? Because our political leaders- both before and after ...

  9. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Why companies should invest in anti-poverty programmes

    Posted Sep 28th 2013, 12:00am by ROBIN BISHOP

    ... Robin Bishop Robin Bishop says community projects to tackle poverty are a natural fit for business, because they foster a healthier, wealthier society Good company The Commission on Poverty's definition of a poverty line for Hong Kong is expected to largely follow the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development standard. That is, those who live on half or below half ...

  10. News - Hong Kong - SOCIETY

    Sutherland’s passion – to solve the problem of poverty

    Posted Sep 29th 2013, 04:08pm by Olivia Rosenman

    ... Olivia Rosenman olivia.rosenman@scmp.com David Sutherland has dedicated himself full-time to work on alleviating global poverty “I think people sometimes think that poverty ... to dedicate himself full-time to poverty alleviation work. “I think that overwhelmingly the most important issue in the world has to do with global poverty”, he says. Globally, more than 1.2 billion ...




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