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  1. Beefing up the middle-class meat in the economic sandwich

    Posted Feb 19th 2012, 12:00am

    ... expected to become China's premier next year. In it, Li stressed the need for China to enlarge its share of 'middle-income earners'. The phrase 'middle class' is still ... the 'unique advantage' of the nation's middle class was strategically significant to China's next stage of development. Just how large is China's middle class? Nanjing University ...

  2. Class Action

    Posted May 02nd 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Luxury travel is high on the itinerary of China's growing band of nouveau riche, writes Nick Walton AS CHINA'S THRIVING MIDDLE CLASS shrugs off the last vestige of communism ... of the mainland's middle class. China's rise as a consumer nation has exceeded all predictions. In retrospect, analysts and marketing gurus should not be too surprised; with the mainland everything ...

  3. Business - Commodities

    Beijing 'to increase reliance on Middle East oil'

    Posted Jun 10th 2013, 12:00am by Toh Han Shih

    ... Toh Han Shih hanshih.toh@scmp.com Beijing 'to increase reliance on Middle East oil' China's dependence on Middle Eastern oil will increase in the coming years, while ... an upper hand over China, some speakers said, while others predicted China's growing thirst for Middle Eastern oil will lead the country to play a more active role in the volatile region ...

  4. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    China's new role as peacemaker

    Posted May 15th 2013, 12:00am by STAFF

    ... but also Israel's biggest threat. Getting involved in Middle East peace is not new for Beijing. It has had a special envoy to the region since 2002 and its present representative, Wu Sike, ...

  5. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Behind China's Mideast peace gesture

    Posted May 14th 2013, 12:00am by John Lee

    ... John Lee John Lee says Beijing's offer to be a peace broker on the Palestinian issue reflects not only China's wish for stability in the Middle East but also a desire to be seen ... offer to enter the quagmire of Middle East politics is several steps removed from Deng Xiaoping's advice to keep a low profile. Some might argue that this is evidence that China seeks ...

  6. liberal studies

    Posted May 26th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... during a visit to the Middle East last year. 12. The mountaineers were________________ when a sudden snowstorm hit the area. Language Focus The expression 'as... as' is used when we say ... at the recital. 2. No one in our class can run________________ Peter. He is a member of the school athletic team and has won many awards. 3. This silver bracelet is________________ the one I saw ...

  7. Door to change

    Posted May 01st 2012, 12:00am

    ... And many middle-class families in the Middle East have gratefully bought cheaper Chinese-made consumer goods that were once out of reach. The problem is that those same exports have contributed ... Ben Simpfendorfer China's political stance towards the Middle East is attracting growing global attention, especially as concerns about civil war in Syria mount. Far less attention ...

  8. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Middle Kingdom in a race for the centre

    Posted Dec 28th 2012, 12:00am by Bonny Schoonakker

    ... Bonny Schoonakker bonny.schoonakker@scmp.com MY TAKE Middle Kingdom in a race for the centre At this stage of China's history there is something wonderfully resonant about ... to the satellite systems by the world powers trying to set them up. Indeed, to this day China still calls itself the Middle Kingdom, the most central of all nations under heaven. Unfortunately after ...

  9. News - Asia - SOUTH CHINA SEA

    Asia's fishermen in middle of South China Sea row

    Posted Nov 03rd 2012, 12:00am by Agence France-Presse on Ly Son Island, Vietnam

    ... Agence France-Presse on Ly Son Island, Vietnam Asia's beleaguered fishermen are caught in the middle of escalating territorial disputes that threaten their lifelines and regional stability On the front line in battle for the sea When gun-toting Chinese guards spotted Tran Hien's unarmed wooden fishing boat in disputed waters, they seized his vessel, detained his crew ...

  10. Business - Economy - MR. SHANGKONG

    Forget 'Likonomics', it's all about economic stimulus in China again

    Posted Apr 07th 2014, 04:38am by George Chen

    ... cent, which may explain why Li suddenly embraced the fiscal stimulus habit to boost the economy. "But this old-fashioned [method] of recovery will hit a bump again in the middle of the year ...




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