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  1. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Hong Kong's middle-class need help, not coffee

    Posted Mar 01st 2013, 12:00am by STAFF

    ... SCMP Editorial Middle-class: relief, not coffee John Tsang Chun-wah risks turning himself into an object of ridicule for his remarks over the middle class. With a monthly pay of HK$368,220 and numerous properties here and overseas, the finance chief hardly belongs to the middle class we know. He appears to have made things worse when he sought to defend himself amid simmering outrage ...

  2. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Obama needs to find consensus in second term

    Posted Feb 14th 2013, 12:00am by SCMP Editorial

    ... and growing a thriving middle class- "the true engine of economic growth". He proposed lifting the minimum wage from US$7.25 to US$9 an hour, tied to inflation. However, Republican senator ... middle class. None of this augurs well for bipartisan problem-solving. This is necessary if Obama is to make real progress in balancing the books. That would seal his legacy of having guided ...

  3. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Leung Chun-ying takes a pragmatic line in policy address

    Posted Jan 16th 2014, 12:43am by SCMP Editorial

    ... or a third core business district after Central and Kowloon East- includes a vision of a massive reclaimed island in waters between it and Hong Kong Island. Middle class predicament If there is anything in the policy address for the middle-class in return for the taxes they pay, or for that matter for the "sandwich" class, it is to be found in extra government funding ...

  4. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Thailand must follow democratic path or risk further chaos

    Posted Jan 24th 2014, 03:15am by SCMP Editorial

    ... and middle classes seeking Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra's replacement by an appointed council refuse to end their protests, and the opposition Democrat Party, closely aligned ... social and political rights of the rural poor have to be respected and the concerns of the urban elites and middle classes addressed. Thais need a new social contract that comes about ...

  5. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    John Tsang again delivers overly cautious budget

    Posted Feb 28th 2013, 12:00am by SCMP Editorial

    ... Community Care Fund shows his lack of innovative thinking to alleviate poverty. He is also unlikely to win much applause from the middle class. Tsang said he heard their voices and had done enough to help, citing the one-off tax reduction and increase in tax allowance as examples. He might think he was being compassionate when describing himself as middle class in a press conference ...

  6. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Bank of Japan fills the void after Fed halts quantitative easing

    Posted Nov 05th 2014, 05:30am by SCMP Editorial

    ... the prosperity of a growing middle class. But it does underline the need for them. The BOJ's move may not compensate for the end of QE3, but if the world's third-largest economy is to help ...

  7. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Unity in Thailand rests on fairness for all sides

    Posted May 29th 2014, 04:32am by SCMP Editorial

    ... Unsurprisingly, the coup has been praised by the opposition, which comprises royalists and Bangkok's business elite and middle class, but rejected by the Shinawatras' rural support base. ...

  8. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Candidates are rewarded for their hard work in local elections

    Posted Mar 31st 2014, 04:09am by SCMP Editorial

    ... How politically representative is the preference of 4,000-odd voters in a middle-class housing estate on Island south is open to debate. It may be tempting to jump to the conclusion ...

  9. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Foreign health funding can help to raise standards on mainland China

    Posted Sep 05th 2014, 04:28am by SCMP Editorial

    ... five or six years to bring the cost of medical care within the means of the poor and even some of the middle class, and wider insurance coverage. A targeted increase in health spending ...

  10. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    China must fix its health-care system

    Posted Oct 21st 2013, 03:23am by SCMP Editorial

    ... SCMP Editorial China must focus on health care Once the mainland's health care system became a serious casualty of free-market reforms, there was no simple cure. Five years ago Beijing unveiled a three-year plan to bring the cost of medical care within the means of the poor and even some of the middle class, with health coverage for 200 million uninsured the priority. ...




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