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  1. News - Hong Kong - SOCIETY

    Hong Kong's middle class most burdened by high housing costs

    Posted Aug 09th 2013, 12:00am by Andrea Chen

    ... Andrea Chen andrea.chen@scmp.com Survey finds 44 per cent of this group's monthly expenditure goes to mortgage or rent payment Housing burden falls on middle class The middle class ... middle class spent 70 per cent of their income each month, leaving a surplus of only about HK$8,000. "The percentage represents a rather high financial burden, although the group is, ...

  2. News - Hong Kong - SOCIETY

    Housing and holidays bring smiles

    Posted Apr 30th 2013, 12:00am by Joyce Ng

    ... is that their income is too high to qualify for government subsidies and too low to be considered middle class," the surveyors said. It was the sixth annual telephone survey conducted by the university ... Joyce Ng joyce.ng@scmp.com Survey finds Hongkongers are not as happy as before - and the 'sandwich class' are grumpiest Housing and holidays bring smiles The city's ...

  3. News - Hong Kong - SOCIETY

    Dollars - not coffee - define social status, say Hongkongers

    Posted Sep 05th 2013, 12:00am by Jennifer Ngo

    ... Jennifer Ngo jennifer.ngo@scmp.com Wages and assets are seen as the key indicators that someone is middle class, survey finds Dollars not coffee define social status Drinking coffee and watching French movies may be Financial Secretary John Tsang Chun-wah's idea of "middle class", but Hongkongers have different ideas, a survey shows. Respondents singled out high ...

  4. News - China - SOCIETY

    Migrant workers, rural residents paying the price for a cleaner future

    Posted Mar 03rd 2014, 04:38am by Victoria Ruan

    ... productivity, the country could sink into a so-called "middle-income trap". Hebei, the province closest to the capital, has joined the crusade to cut the level of pollutants in light ...

  5. News - Hong Kong - SOCIETY

    Billion-dollar handouts set John Tsang a hard task

    Posted Feb 25th 2014, 04:16am by Johnny Tam

    ... "Just a two-month rental waiver for working-class families like us who live in public housing estates would be good enough." The Kwun Yum Open Treasury falls on the 26th day of the first ...

  6. News - Hong Kong - SOCIETY

    I don't hate mainlanders- just their behaviour, TST protest organiser says

    Posted Feb 22nd 2014, 03:55am by Phila Siu

    ... of national education classes in schools in 2012. "I asked myself: I am a grown man, but had I ever done anything for the city?" He grew more concerned about events in the city, especially ...

  7. News - Hong Kong - SOCIETY

    Funeral industry diploma seeks to bury old ways

    Posted Feb 21st 2014, 03:37am by Jennifer Ngo

    ... amount, Chan added. Chan said the institute would consider opening more classes on specific areas of the industry.   ...

  8. News - China - SOCIETY

    Coucou8 founder Alex Edmunds helps Chinese click with a perfect mate

    Posted Feb 03rd 2014, 04:01am by WU NAN

    ... on easy street. "There must be other ways to help classy people get together," Edmunds remembers thinking. With help from friends, he organised special events such as cooking classes ...

  9. News - Hong Kong - SOCIETY

    No wasters in Miss Lee’s class

    Posted Oct 01st 2013, 04:10pm by Olivia Rosenman

    ... less than a metre high. They carefully record the figure in a notebook before emptying it into a medium-sized trolley bin. “Remember to wash your hands,” says Lee, as they skip back to class ...

  10. News - World - SOCIETY

    Britain's youth is on a bender with binge drinking becoming the norm

    Posted Dec 23rd 2013, 09:21pm by NYT

    ... was roughly in the middle compared with other European Union countries in estimates of litres of legally sold alcohol drunk per person. But the institute said that the drinking habits of Britons aged ... and ended up in a hospital, where a psychiatrist helped him confront his problem. Britain must do the same, he said. Alcohol has become so prevalent among all classes in Britain that "you never ...




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