Poverty Campaign: Speak Up

Poverty Campaign: Speak Up
Genre Televised forum, society show
Starring Hong Kong citizens
Country of origin Hong Kong
Original language(s) Cantonese
No. of episodes 3
Running time approx. 35 minutes
Original network Television Broadcasts Limited
Original release April, 2008 – April, 2008

Poverty Campaign: Speak Up (Chinese: 一百萬人的故事) is a society show on Hong Kong's TVB sponsored by general manager Stephen Chan. The title literally means "The story of a million people" as the show allows the poor to speak out about their poverty experience. Most complaints are against the way the Hong Kong government and major corporations treat them unfairly. Much of the theme is about the increasing gap between the rich and the poor.[1]


Government problems

Society problems


An example of a participant of the show is Ah Ying. She was a toilet cleaner employed by contractors hired by the Food and Environmental Hygiene Department. Her hourly wage cut from HK$23.50 to HK$20, when her job title was changed to "washroom attendant" in 2005.[2]

Celebrities who have taken part


  1. 1 2 Mingpao. "Mingpao." 紅星走入貧窮線下的世界《了解.關懷一百萬人的故事. Retrieved on 2008-05-03.
  2. SCMP. "SCMP." Struggling cleaner takes pay fight to Exco. Retrieved on 2008-05-10.


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