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  1. News - Hong Kong - OPERATION SANTA CLAUS

    Education project gives kids the chance to break the cycle of poverty

    Posted Dec 03rd 2013, 04:33am by DARREN WEE

    ... children an escape from cycle of poverty Scores of children from low- income families have improved their school grades, thanks to a project that aims to use education to break the brutal cycle of poverty in Hong Kong, where the wealth gap is one of the widest in the developed world. One of the pupils to have benefited, Hugo Lau of Kowloon Women's Welfare Club Li Ping Memorial School, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1371266/education-project-gives-kids-chance-break-cycle-poverty
  2. Magazines - Style - HAUTE

    Hugh Jackman attends launch of Montblanc's new luxury collection

    Posted Aug 07th 2014, 10:33pm by Vivian Chen

    ... it and enjoyed it. When I was a child, my dreams were being able to travel, having a job that allows me to travel. And here I am. You are involved in a lot of social causes to alleviate poverty. Why? My father is an accountant and he worked for a world bank. The job took him to Bangladesh. I grew up hearing him talking about the extreme poverty there being due to manmade problems. So I feel ...

    http://www.scmp.com/magazines/style/article/1562716/hugh-jackman-attends-launch-montblancs-new-luxury-collection
  3. News - China - TIBET PROTESTS

    Five Tibetans confirmed killed after police open fire on protesters

    Posted Aug 21st 2014, 09:48am by AFP

    ... been a flashpoint for protests and was the site of a self-immolation by a nun in March, Free Tibet and RFA reported. Beijing says it has brought economic development to poverty-stricken Tibetan ... rejects the allegations, saying its rule ended serfdom and brought development to a backward, poverty-stricken region. More than 100 Tibetans have set themselves alight in protest against ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1578277/five-tibetans-confirmed-killed-after-police-open-fire-protesters
  4. 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 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/472012/reading-between-poverty-lines
  5. Comment - Insight & Opinion - MY TAKE

    Let's hear pan-democrats on poverty

    Posted Nov 16th 2013, 03:52am by Alex Lo

    ... for celebration for free-marketeers and our government officials like John Tsang. But you can see the stark realities of those who live in poverty: expect little or no help from the government. It's ... imperative, many such families can't do it alone without being dragged into grinding poverty. Who's going to help them? Charities, the kindness of our property tycoons? How many Bill Gates ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1357331/lets-hear-pan-democrats-poverty
  6. News - Hong Kong - WELFARE

    Sales tax mooted to fund pension for all

    Posted Aug 25th 2014, 05:31am by TIMMY SUNG

    ... Timmy Sung timmy.sung@scmp.com Commission on Poverty member says reviving the idea of a goods and services tax can pay for proposed HK$3,000 per month subsidy Tax on sales mooted to fund pension for all A member of the government's Commission on Poverty has suggested a goods and services tax could be used to fund a new public pension scheme, instead of a further tax ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1580448/tax-sales-mooted-fund-pension-plan
  7. Magazines - Style - HAUTE

    Chic Chat with Hugh Jackman

    Posted Aug 11th 2014, 10:29am

    ... that you’ve quite involved in a lot of social causes to poverty, what drove you to this cause? A: My father he’s an accountant. He worked quite a while for the World Bank. During that period, he spent a lot of time in Bangladesh, Korea when I was growing up. I grew up hearing all about his trips. And it just feels that [the poverty] is a man-made problem. It’s not caused by lack of food ...

    http://www.scmp.com/magazines/style/article/1571163/chic-chat-hugh-jackman
  8. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Authorities would be wise to mind the income gap

    Posted Aug 12th 2014, 05:16am by SCMP Editorial

    ... settle here each year, many of whom only take up low-end jobs. There is no magic solution, as the plethora of anti-poverty policies adopted by previous governments has proved. Part of the reason ... and health care systems; it fuels discontent and undermines social stability. Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying appears to be mindful of the potential danger and has rightly tasked the Poverty ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1571512/authorities-would-be-wise-mind-income-gap
  9. News - Hong Kong - WELFARE

    Tackling poverty in Hong Kong

    Posted Sep 29th 2013, 12:00am by Ernest Kao, Jennifer Ngo

    ... Ernest Kao and Jennifer Ngo With a poverty threshold now established in the city, the challenge is on to meet the needs of the 1.3 million Hong Kongers who are living below it Tackling poverty below the line More than a century after the concept was first developed, Hong Kong finally has a poverty line. The city's first official poverty threshold was formalised yesterday, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1320271/tackling-poverty-hong-kong
  10. News - Hong Kong - EDUCATION

    Girl, 12, becomes teacher, thanks to Hongkonger's World Vision sponsorship

    Posted Aug 25th 2014, 05:31am by Ernest Kao

    ... Ernest Kao ernest.kao@scmp.com Sponsorship goes long way for girl who had a vision Like many children in the impoverished villages of rural Cambodia, where fewer than half of pupils completed primary school, Vongsa Phean had a dream that looked to be out of her reach. Steeped in grinding poverty, Vongsa Phean's family of six lived a hand-to-mouth subsistence from aid, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1580447/girl-12-becomes-teacher-thanks-hongkongers-world-vision-sponsorship

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