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poverty

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  1. Lin Heung Tea House is one of Hong Kong's oldest teahouses serving traditional dim sum.

    Commentary: A vanishing century-old tea house in Hong Kong, as heritage gives way to wealth

    The tea house is set to close in end February, because the landlord has refused to renew its lease, in a district that increasingly caters to the ...
  2. CFC Myanmar Ma Khin main

    Meet the woman who’s turning Myanmar’s street children into chefs

    Ma Khin started a restaurant to shelter and train street kids, and it has involved the occasional heartache but also fulfilment. She is one of ...
  3. Chinese ice boy

    Commentary: A year on, China’s 'Ice Boy' a media superstar, but a generation of left-behind children remain forgotten

    It is heartwarming to see Wang Fuman living a better life today but the story for others who suffer from the same plight isn’t as warm and fuzzy, ...
  4. people rushing commuting walking to work

    Commentary: Cash-rich, time-poor wealthy are always in a hurry

    It seems that people with more money find more things to do with their time, so feel more time pressure, says Financial Times' Tim Harford.
  5. As experts told Why It Matters, poverty is complex and is not only about not having enough money.

    How poverty tends to trap people into making poor decisions

    Weighed down by a scarcity mindset and tunnel vision, the poor are at risk of making choices that feed the poverty cycle. Sometimes they are out ...
  6. A child studying

    Commentary: A wake-up call, when a disadvantaged child gets 8 out of 100 for an exam

    Uplifting disadvantaged children requires us to create ecosystems of support and actively facilitate their access to this support, says Cindy Ng.
  7. london apartment building

    Commentary: Amid a housing crisis, London builds more empty luxury apartments

    The shocking number of vacant luxury homes in London amid a housing shortage crisis should motivate authorities to take action, says one observer.
  8. students classroom

    Commentary: The trouble with helping disadvantaged kids is you don’t know where to start

    With the odds stacked up against kids from low-income families, figuring out where to intervene can be tricky, says June Yong.
  9. The Iztapalapa neighborhood of 1.8 million people is one of the poorest in Mexico City and the worst

    Millions in Mexico City set to go without water for days