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Hong Kong's poor need a lift - and not only on paper

Ever since the re-establishment of the Commission on Poverty, drawing an official poverty line for Hong Kong has been a high priority on the government's to-do list. On Saturday, the administration is expected to announce details of the new poverty line, long rumoured to be set at half the median household income.

20 Jul 2018 - 2:51PM

Ever since the re-establishment of the Commission on Poverty, drawing an official poverty line for Hong Kong has been a high priority on the government's to-do list. On Saturday, the administration is expected to announce details of the new poverty line, long rumoured to be set at half the median household income.

Hong Kong's poor need a lift - and not only on paper