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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

    Planning to have a baby in Hong Kong? That'll cost you HK$5.5m

    Posted Sep 02nd 2014, 04:03am by SAMUEL CHAN

    ... of a middle-class family, which it puts at between HK$30,000 and HK$59,999. The calculations reveal the wide differences in expenditure on children between Hong Kong's social classes, noted Dr Chung ... this fixation on comparing children's achievements," Chung said. He asked: "How does a child [from a lower social class] feel after the new school year starts when he learns that his ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1583164/planning-baby-thatll-be-hk55m
  3. 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
  4. News - Hong Kong - SOCIETY

    Parents feeling the pressure as students get ready to start school

    Posted Aug 28th 2014, 04:56am by Arthur Chan

    ... annual study on how the start of the school year puts pressure on students. The shift in the focus from students to parents of middle and primary school pupils was mainly a response to the rising ... said they had arranged classes or homework for their children in preparation for the new school year. Another 27 per cent of the parents reported family conflicts over their children's ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1581243/parents-feeling-pressure-students-get-ready-start-school
  5. News - Hong Kong - SOCIETY

    This civil engineer's got the answers

    Posted Sep 05th 2014, 03:55am by Annemarie Evans

    ... one unfortunate experience in a class of 40, he was overlooked by his teacher when all the other children were handed gifts, he recalls. Chu attended La Salle College and then the University ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1585282/civil-engineers-got-answers
  6. News - Asia - SOCIETY

    Bullied Japanese sailor killed himself aboard ship, navy admits

    Posted Sep 03rd 2014, 01:38am by AFP

    ... spokesman said. Maritime Self-Defence Force chiefs said that Petty Officer First Class Koichi Goto, 42, was being investigated over claims that he persistently harassed his younger charge. "It ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1583922/bullied-japanese-sailor-killed-himself-aboard-ship-navy-admits
  7. 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
  8. News - Hong Kong - SOCIETY

    Hong Kong ranks third in number of women in the workplace, says study

    Posted Jul 23rd 2014, 03:59am by Phila Siu

    ... 57.5 per cent of junior-level staff in workplaces; 45.7 per cent of the middle level; and 29.4 per cent of senior-level workers in the city. The 2011 report, showed women made up 51.62 of staff at the junior level; 44.5 per cent at the middle level; and 22.77 per cent at the senior level.   ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1557312/hong-kong-ranks-third-number-women-workplace-says-study
  9. 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 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1303450/dollars-not-coffee-define-social-status-say-hongkongers
  10. 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

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