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  1. We must not define relative poverty or wealth in terms of income alone

    Posted Mar 27th 2011, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... I refer to Jo McBride's letter ('Time for some serious soul-searching on Hong Kong's future', March 20). It commented on the report ('Boom time for bar benders...and those who speculate in them', March 9), which says 'th ...

  2. Number of Hongkongers in poverty at record high

    Posted Oct 04th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Ng Yuk-hang A record number of Hongkongers are living in poverty, with 1.26 million people- or 18.1 per cent of the population- making less than HK$3,500 a month each. This the highest number of poor people since 2001, when only 1.18 million people, or 17 ...

  3. Rich-poor gap widens

    Posted Sep 21st 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Lai Ying-kit Poverty has worsened in the past five and a half years among families of low-income workers, and the gap between Hong Kong's rich and poor is at its widest, according to an Oxfam report. The organisation used figures from the Census and ...

  4. Ready for Obama

    Posted Jun 11th 2008, 12:00am by Frank Ching

    ... Frank Ching When America sneezes, they say, the world catches a cold. That's how important the United States is. And that is why the rest of the world cares deeply who the next ... that the country had risen above its history of slavery and discrimination so that even black people could aspire to the highest office in the land. Don't get me wrong, the United States has done ...

  5. State Council to consider tax plan to help less well-off working classes

    Posted Feb 28th 2011, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Zhuang Pinghui The State Council will discuss on Wednesday changes to the nation's system for income tax deductions designed to help medium- and low-income individuals, Premier Wen ... of their living expenses. According to Xinhua, the State Council submitted a report to the NPC on the widening wealth gap, saying the present individual income tax system fails to factor in the number ...

  6. Dream Big with Nick Vujicic

    Posted Dec 09th 2010, 12:00am by Richard Lord

    ... changed in his home state of Victoria to go to a mainstream school, has taught himself to do everything from writing to shaving to playing the drums, and even started his own non-profit ...

  7. Mainland star Yao Chen open to new role after visit to Manila refugees

    Posted Jun 20th 2010, 12:00am by John Carney

    ... Mouth' by the Chinese media for the size of her smile, Yao proved she has the heart to match after spending four days in Manila as an honorary patron of the United Nations High Commissioner ...

  8. Statistics crucial to policymaking and credibility

    Posted Mar 01st 2010, 12:00am by Wang Xiangwei

    ... per cent and prices for the secondary market were up 2.4 per cent. This has elicited a slew of comments on the internet and even some state media in the past few days, after both economists ... the state-owned enterprises started to streamline, but the data covers only urban dwellers and excludes farmers. Roughly, the way it works is that all the jobless urbanites are required to register ...

  9. One in 10 Hongkongers caught in the poverty trap, study finds

    Posted Nov 04th 2009, 12:00am by Agnes Lam

    ... Agnes Lam One in 10 Hongkongers lived in poverty last year according to criteria put forward by the former commission on poverty, although one person involved in the study said the true number was likely to be much higher. The estimate, in a paper the Lab ...

  10. Record number of people living under poverty line

    Posted Sep 28th 2009, 12:00am by Austin Chiu

    ... Austin Chiu The number of people living under the poverty line in the first half of the year reached a record high of 1.23 million, with the elderly and teenagers hit hard, a study showed. This means there were 20,000 more people considered poor compared ...




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