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  1. Counting the cost

    Posted May 16th 2010, 12:00am by Daniel Jeffreys

    ... There are many Hongkongers who must sympathise with her and most are hard-working middle-class professionals. The profiteering of developers combined with the greed of speculators and the connivance of the government has priced a large number of middle-class Hongkongers out of a decent home. Looking at apartments in other cities, most people tend to rank properties on a scale that might look like this: ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/714486/counting-cost
  2. One No, Many Yeses

    Posted Jun 20th 2004, 12:00am by Diana McPartlin

    ... Diana McPartlin One No, Many Yeses by Paul Kingsnorth Free Press $114 Paul Kingsnorth takes up where Naomi Klein left off, by answering the common criticisms of the anti-globalisation movement- that it's a bunch of bored middle-class white kids who like to play at being revolutionaries, but don't know what the movement stands for, only what it's against. He takes ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/460204/one-no-many-yeses
  3. More democracy

    Posted Aug 24th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... There is no party to represent the interests of taxpayers, consumers, the middle class and the small entrepreneurs - people who want government that is limited, fair, responsive and on good terms ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/425690/more-democracy
  4. Money tight, air dirty but people are happy

    Posted Aug 29th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Sylvia Chan Hong Kong's middle-class families have as little as HK$2,300 a month in disposable income and more than 80 per cent are unhappy with the city's air quality. Still, ... and these constituted its major economic force. 'The middle class are optimistic about the future, so they may spend more than they make,' Mr Lo said. They should be aware of their actual financial ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/605943/money-tight-air-dirty-people-are-happy
  5. Author still expects party to fall

    Posted Mar 11th 2006, 12:00am by Bill Savadove

    ... to the World Trade Organisation and the rise in the number of protests by the middle class. 'I didn't realise China would do so well after joining the WTO. The reason is essentially that western companies and governments have not enforced the WTO deal so China's had a free ride,' he said. Chang said he had been surprised by the participation of the middle class ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/539981/author-still-expects-party-fall
  6. Unfazed by attacks, Tourism Board pushes India links

    Posted Dec 01st 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... increase over the same period last year. India, with its rapidly growing economy and rising middle class, has been targeted as a key market as European and North American markets slow down. Tarun ... middle-class Indians to 'graduate' to international travel soon. While 380 million Indians travel domestically each year, only 8.34 million left the country last year. Tom Wright, general ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/662119/unfazed-attacks-tourism-board-pushes-india-links
  7. Silent majority

    Posted Jan 31st 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... are mostly middle class, and do not want to bother with voting unless, and until, they feel that their vote would actually count for meaningful changes that would make their life better. A say ... because of its incompetence. An able candidate would turn that around. This would even the score from 3:1 to 2:2. But many of the remaining 60 per cent silent majority middle class voters, as well ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/442758/silent-majority
  8. Complacent leaders must shed indifference to people's plight

    Posted Mar 19th 2011, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... for the influential and moneyed elite. These trends are not, of course, confined to Hong Kong. In both democratic and autocratic societies, an increasingly well-educated middle and lower class are becoming ... of denial exists in government over pollution, which is tantamount to callous indifference. Middle-class salaried families (let alone the poor) find it difficult to live in dignity. Sadly, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/741349/complacent-leaders-must-shed-indifference-peoples-plight
  9. Lifestyle - Technology - GEOGRAPHY

    Late geographer Neil Smith saw capitalism as transformer of spaces

    Posted Dec 02nd 2012, 12:00am by GUARDIAN

    ... studied the way in which gentrification had become a global force in the shaping of cities. In addition to middle-class people seeking better lifestyles, he pointed to the rent gap, the difference ...

    http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/technology/article/1095077/late-geographer-neil-smith-saw-capitalism-transformer-spaces
  10. Energy deals light the way for nation's future

    Posted Apr 07th 2007, 12:00am by Fabio Scarpello

    ... the vote, more than 1,000 people were killed and the country was burned to the ground. Rebuilding has been difficult, marked by grave uncertainty and a lack of an educated middle-class. Fresh hope ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/588041/energy-deals-light-way-nations-future

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