Saturday, April 19, 2014   

Ethnic minorities hardest hit by poverty
(12-10 19:21)

A study has found that ethnic minorities have the highest percentage of people living in poverty in Hong Kong.
The Council of Social Service examined the household incomes of more than 30,000 South Asian and Southeast Asian families. It discovered that 24-percent of them fell below the poverty line, compared with just over 20-percent in the rest of the population, RTHK reports.
The Council's chief executive, Chua Hoi-wai, said the government should provide more community support for minorities to help them integrate into society, and create a level playing field for their children.   
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