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  1. Hefty research budgets face Legco scrutiny

    Posted Apr 13th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... awarded (HK$m): 1.4 5. Project title: Social inequality and mobility in Hong Kong Institution: University of Science and Technology Fund awarded (HK$m): 0.98 *Strategic long-term research ... of social dynamics Institution: University of Science and Technology Fund awarded (HK$m): 3.96* 3. Project title: Sustainable development in urban renewal?a social, physical and engineering ...

  2. Let's see some real policies

    Posted Jan 26th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Recently, the Bauhinia Foundation- commonly regarded as the chief executive's private think-tank- released a research report highlighting social inequality, which pundits speculated may ...

  3. Rivals face journey into the unknown

    Posted Jan 09th 2012, 12:00am

    ... approach to livelihood issues linked to social unrest, such as economic inequality and unaffordable housing, the latter also being a middle-class issue. Both men have also said ...

  4. SCMP Debate

    Posted Mar 05th 2012, 12:00am

    ... address the issue of social inequality. All in all, my decisions on nominating and voting for a candidate are based on the political platforms as well as their stance on democracy ... see diminishing social cohesion and harmony through serious schisms among constituencies. We seem to have lost our way. It was said that our first chief executive had the vision, but could ...

  5. Trickle-down effect: mere drops in ocean of poverty

    Posted Jun 30th 2012, 12:00am

    ... and social administration professor at the University of Hong Kong. 'His misjudgment is probably the main reason for the widening income inequality. 'Many Hong Kong people cannot earn more ... in the benefits of the trickle-down effect might not work in reality. 'I used to believe that different social stratums could enjoy the fruits of economic development as a result of the trickle-down ...

  6. Welcome aboard the China express

    Posted Aug 26th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... warned that, because the country recently entered the US$1,000 to US$3,000 per capita income 'danger zone', it is socially quite vulnerable and should tread with utmost prudence to avoid the 'Latin-American trap' of systemic inequality. In short, the next three years will be full of uncertainty for China, and it definitely does not want any additional trouble ...

  7. Show us you can do better, C.Y.

    Posted Jul 01st 2012, 12:00am

    ... country, two systems' concept. Concrete policies He has earned the right to a chance to carry out his promise to address the root causes of social discontent- the rich-poor gap, housing and the environment. If any reminder of this pledge was needed, it is to be found in recent government figures showing Hong Kong has the greatest inequality of income of any developed economy, according ...

  8. Hong Kong can't afford a class war

    Posted Feb 05th 2005, 12:00am by Albert Chen, Albert Cheng

    ... measure of income inequality between zero and one- is as high as 0.525. This means that the gap between the haves and the have-nots is wider than in most developing nations. According to the Hong Kong Council for Social Services, one in six residents can be described as poor. If the entire population is divided into 10 classes, the median household income of the lowest strata has ...

  9. How Tsang plans to get the job done

    Posted Jul 02nd 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... also promised to invest more in community development projects to create jobs through social enterprises and bring hope to less advantaged groups, under his objective to promote a new, caring ... a widely used measure of income disparity, in which 0 is perfect equality and 1 total inequality- has risen from 0.518 to 0.533 in the past decade and remains among the highest in the developed ...

  10. C.Y's challenging juggling act

    Posted Jul 01st 2012, 12:00am

    ... hope to the city's poorest in the face of widening income inequality and lack of opportunity, also said: 'It is our common wish to devote ourselves to changing the prolonged sluggishness of our economic and social development.' But Leung's positive words failed to convince everyone. Many political scientists believe he- and the city- face a rocky road ahead. ...



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