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  1. Medical costs

    Posted Mar 15th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... The government has chosen six financing options in its report on health-care funding. Do you agree with critics who argue that the proposals would put too heavy a tax burden on the middle class? Write to us. ...

  2. Third of China's city-dwellers are still second class citizens

    Posted Apr 04th 2012, 12:00am

    ... It means those 200 million migrants who are still registered as rural residents are treated as second-class citizens in their new homes. Because their documents classify them as living in another ...

  3. Exodus of expats would cripple supporting sectors of economy

    Posted Jun 01st 2004, 12:00am by Peter Kammerer

    ... Peter Kammerer Foreign Editor Saudi Arabia's globally vital oil industry would not collapse with a sudden exodus of foreigners, but experts warned yesterday that key supporting sectors of the economy would halt if worsening terrorism forced millions ...

  4. The Scrooge class

    Posted Apr 10th 2010, 12:00am by Stephen Vines

    ... many of the primitive thinkers among Hong Kong's ruling class really believe. They have spent decades resisting the establishment of a minimum wage for the understandable reason ... proposed to up the ante in a way that imposes a direct burden on the employing class who have been told that they and they alone will be responsible for keeping wages above levels where survival ...


    Posted Jan 08th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... 'Many people, including some from the middle class, still suffer from unemployment, job insecurity and other pains brought about by economic adjustments.' 'We fully appreciate the hardship and feelings of those who are unemployed and will try our utmost to help them enter the job market. But we also understand that real economic growth is the key to effectively ...

  6. It's a dirty job

    Posted Jul 15th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... not secure this information prior to her investing thousands of dollars and travelling to the Middle East. Ms Yue's plight is not uncommon. Growing numbers of Chinese nationals make their way ...

  7. Knotty issues

    Posted Mar 26th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Donald Tsang's election pledges: A green paper outlining three proposals for universal suffrage will be issued by the middle of the year. The idea is to get agreement on a 'final ... 4 per cent, though it is unlikely to reach: 3% Welfare policy and resources will be reviewed, though lump-sum grants to NGOs will stay Education spending will not be cut and small-class teaching ...

  8. Sars, bird flu to be classed work-related infections

    Posted Mar 19th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Louisa Yan Workers will find it easier to get payouts after changes to occupational illness list Sars and bird flu will be deemed occupational diseases in Hong Kong- making it easier for workers to claim compensation from employers if they catch either vi ...

  9. Class sizes will not shrink before 2007, says official

    Posted Jul 28th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... The standard number of pupils in a class will not be reduced before 2007, a senior education official said at a City Forum yesterday. Rejecting teachers' calls to reduce class sizes in primary schools, Cheng Yan-chee, deputy secretary of the Education and Manpower Bureau, said the government would only consider reducing class sizes after whole-day primary schooling was fully ...

  10. Wealth gap widening, survey reveals

    Posted Dec 26th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Jane Cai Even middle classes dissatisfied with income distribution The mainland's richest people are earning on average about 18 times more than its poorest, and most mainlanders see ... in the lower-middle category while more than 24 per cent put themselves in the lowest socio-economic class. The 54 per cent total for the two lowest rungs was higher than the 41 per cent registered ...




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