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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, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1295325/middle-class-most-burdened-high-housing-costs
  2. News - Hong Kong - SOCIETY

    Housing and holidays bring smiles

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

    ... 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 as an "economic ... 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 happiness ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1226142/housing-and-holidays-bring-smiles
  3. News - Hong Kong - SOCIETY

    Crunch time for new pension plan, says Professor Nelson Chow

    Posted Jun 30th 2014, 05:06am by LO WEI

    ... that Hongkongers have a stable income when they reach the retirement age, no matter whether they are rich or poor." He added that the middle and upper classes would benefit most from the proposed ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1543209/crunch-time-new-pension-plan-says-professor-nelson-chow
  4. News - Hong Kong - SOCIETY

    Prisoners being trained as taxi drivers to prepare them for life after release

    Posted Jun 18th 2014, 02:54am by Jessie Lau

    ... inmates who took the Correctional Services Department's new taxi driver training course, during which inmates attended classes for 48 days before taking the test. "I worry about my ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1534877/prisoners-drivers-seat-life-outside
  5. News - Hong Kong - SOCIETY

    Heart and crafts of a 10-year-old

    Posted Jun 16th 2014, 04:53am by SHIRLEY ZHAO

    ... have lost the point behind the arts by sending their offspring to piano or ballet classes regardless of the child's own interests, says Nilsen. "You don't follow the leader when ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1533467/heart-and-crafts-10-year-old
  6. News - Hong Kong - SOCIETY

    Online community still unhappy with proposed changes to copyright law

    Posted Jun 12th 2014, 04:31am by LO WEI

    ... to discuss the bill, which is expected to take about a year. The new exemptions could take effect by the middle of next year.   ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1530313/online-community-still-unhappy-proposed-changes-copyright-law
  7. News - Hong Kong - SOCIETY

    'I've been called a mainland dog', reveals award-winning student battling discrimination

    Posted Jun 09th 2014, 03:03am by LO WEI

    ... found himself in the middle of Hong Kong-mainland tensions, such as when he first arrived in Hong Kong in 2012 from Zhejiang. A young woman approached him and his parents in a Mong Kok street, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1528146/ive-been-called-mainland-dog-award-winning-student
  8. News - China - SOCIETY

    Social media brings hope and frustration for Chinese activists at home and in exile

    Posted Jun 08th 2014, 05:26am by Staff Reporter

    ... Yang said. The internet has been credited with spawning and spreading a number of social and political movements. The Arab spring in the Middle East and North Africa may not have been possible ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1527643/social-media-brings-hope-and-frustration-chinese-activists-home-and-exile
  9. News - Hong Kong - SOCIETY

    South Horizons residents demand local shops, not a tourist mall

    Posted May 02nd 2014, 03:39am by Ernest Kao

    ... with a gold shop next door and cigarette-smoking tourists standing around," South Horizons resident Virginia Wan said. The middle-class estate and the shopping area are a lengthy bus ride from ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1501948/south-horizons-residents-demand-local-shops-not-tourist-mall
  10. News - Hong Kong - SOCIETY

    Dreams of home and marriage falling apart for Hongkongers

    Posted May 30th 2014, 04:10am by Jennifer Ngo

    ... of smaller-sized flats- had made it increasingly hard for the working class to afford private housing, the council said. New applications for public housing increased by 76,000 in just two years, from ... and it is very worrisome," Chua said. "The government's rate of building public housing is so much slower than the need." He said housing especially plagued the working class ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1521380/dreams-home-and-marriage-falling-apart

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