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  1. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Former adviser warns Leung of middle-class backlash over welfare spending

    Posted Feb 04th 2014, 12:55pm by Gary Cheung

    ... Gary Cheung gary.cheung@scmp.com Government faces resistance from middle class over its measures to improve the lot of the poor, says former head of Central Policy Unit Welfare spending 'risks backlash' Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying will find it more difficult to govern in the face of a middle-class backlash over the city's rising spending on welfare, a former top ...

  2. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Don't take Hong Kong's middle class to be misers

    Posted Jan 27th 2014, 03:21am by Alice Wu

    ... Alice Wu Alice Wu says contrary to portrayals by some politicians, Hong Kong's middle class do not mind the working poor getting some help Fake class war I'm going to call it: the biggest loser of the policy address is the middle class. But it's not because they got "nothing" from the policy address, as Voice of the Middle Class chairman Alvin Lee Chi-wing ...

  3. News - World

    New global middle classes earn between US$4 and US$13 per day

    Posted Jan 22nd 2014, 10:53pm by GDN

    ... The Guardian in London New 'middle classes' earn as little as US$4 per day When a million people swarmed onto the streets of Brazil last June there was consensus that the protest was a phenomenon of the "new middle class"- squeezed by corruption and failing infrastructure. As the Thai protests continue, these too are labelled middle class: office workers staging flash ...

  4. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Middle-class backlash over cash for poor 'could stop budget sweeteners'

    Posted Jan 21st 2014, 04:45am by JEFFIE LAM, Olga Wong

    ... Jeffie Lam and Olga Wong Anger over billions to be spent on poor could let Tsang ditch budget relief measures, says source Middle-class backlash may stop sweeteners A backlash against ... Leung Chun-ying was accused of neglecting the middle class in his blueprint last week while promising more than HK$10 billion a year on initiatives for the underprivileged. "[Financial ...

  5. News - Hong Kong - BUDGET

    'Give the middle class tax breaks' urges Taxation Institute

    Posted Jan 22nd 2014, 04:34am by Tony Cheung, JEFFIE LAM

    ... class tax breaks' Next month's budget should feature higher tax allowances and bigger deductions to make up for the fact the middle class got "nothing" from last week's ... on Tsang to alleviate pressure on the middle class, a group Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying was accused of neglecting in his policy speech, while promising HK$10 billion in welfare and initiatives ...

  6. News - Hong Kong - CITY BEAT

    Middle class finds it's all give, no take

    Posted Jan 20th 2014, 05:08am by Tammy Tam

    ... Tammy Tam 'Silent majority' may be hard to define, but leaders must listen as its complaints get louder Middle class finds it's all give, no take Who belongs to the middle ... it set the city's first poverty line last year, there has never been an official definition of the middle class. But when Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying finished his second policy address, ...

  7. News - Hong Kong - POLICY ADDRESS

    Middle class and SME owners bemoan lack of sweeteners for them in policy address

    Posted Jan 16th 2014, 07:11am by Phila Siu, Jennifer Ngo and Gary Cheung

    ... Phila Siu, Jennifer Ngo and Gary Cheung Middle class bemoan lack of assistance The middle class and operators of small and medium-sized enterprises were disappointed by the lack of immediate measures in the policy address to help them- raising concern that tensions between the poor and the middle class may worsen. "The words 'middle class' and 'small ...

  8. News - Hong Kong - POLICY ADDRESS

    Middle-class feel Leung Chun-ying's policy address neglected their needs

    Posted Jan 16th 2014, 10:57am by Jeffie Lam and Tanna Chong

    ... Jeffie Lam and Tanna Chong Middle-class feel C Y policy speech neglected them Middle-class Hongkongers turned up the heat on Leung Chun-ying yesterday, taking to the airwaves to berate the chief executive for neglecting their needs in his policy address. The state of the middle class was the main topic raised by callers who questioned Leung on a radio phone-in organised by RTHK, ...

  9. Comment - Insight & Opinion - MY TAKE

    If you're middle class, the annual Policy Address ritual is not for you

    Posted Jan 16th 2014, 12:43am by Alex Lo

    ... cent will be in public housing. So, if you are middle class or above, you may as well forget about getting a copy of the document. There is nothing in it for you: no tax cuts, tax incentives ...

  10. News - China Insider - Perception

    The Chinese Dream in surveys: a happy middle class

    Posted Dec 18th 2013, 07:54am by Patrick Boehler

    ... Patrick Boehler patrick.boehler@scmp.com A majority of Chinese consider themselves belonging to the country’s middle class and link happiness to material possessions, surveys show. Three in five working-age Chinese consider themselves to be middle class, according to a survey by the Centre for Social Survey at Guangzhou’s Sun Yat-sen University. One in three, or 33.6 per cent, ...




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