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  1. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    New hospital touts transparent pricing to serve middle class

    Posted Aug 22nd 2014, 04:00am by SHIRLEY ZHAO

    ... Shirley Zhao shirley.zhao@scmp.com Hospital sets prices to target the middle class Chinese University's HK$6.3 billion private teaching hospital will be the first of its kind to offer transparent and affordable pricing to the city's middle class. The hospital, with a gross floor area of 78,000 square metres, will be located near the University MTR station in Fanling ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1578786/new-hospital-touts-transparent-pricing-serve-middle-class
  2. News - World - HEALTH

    Growing middle class popping more pills, worrying antibiotic study shows

    Posted Jul 11th 2014, 09:47pm by NYT

    ... India, and South Africa- accounted for more than three-quarters of the rise. The increase, particularly in countries with a burgeoning middle class, heightens concerns that overuse of antibiotics ... of cephalosporins and fluoroquinolones in low- and middle-income countries probably comes in response to acute diarrhoeal illnesses and to such fever-producing maladies as dengue and chikungunya, even ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1552271/growing-middle-class-popping-more-pills-worrying-antibiotic-study-shows
  3. News - World - US POLITICS

    Bill Clinton refutes claims Hillary is 'out of touch' with middle-class life

    Posted Jun 25th 2014, 09:13pm by Reuters

    ... "The best thing she can do is focus on policy, because here she has a rather strong record of championing programmes that would help the middle class," said Julian Zelizer, professor ... Clinton is in the midst of an international publicity tour for her memoir, Hard Choices. "Hillary has portrayed herself as someone who is in line with the middle class but recent comments ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1540454/bill-clinton-refutes-claims-hillary-out-touch-middle-class-life
  4. 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 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1420579/leung-chun-ying-middle-class-backlash-welfare-policy-address
  5. 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 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1412624/dont-take-hong-kongs-middle-class-be-misers
  6. 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 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1409975/middle-class-backlash-over-cash-poor-could-stop-budget-sweeteners
  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 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1406452/middle-class-and-sme-owners-bemoan-lack-sweeteners-them-policy
  8. 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 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1411184/new-global-middle-classes-earn-between-us4-and-us13-day
  9. 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, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1406749/middle-class-feel-leung-chun-yings-policy-address-neglected-their
  10. 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 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1410592/give-middle-class-tax-breaks-urges-taxation-institute

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