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  1. 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, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1409218/middle-class-finds-its-all-give-no-take
  2. 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 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1406416/if-youre-middle-class-annual-policy-address-ritual-not-you
  3. 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, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china-insider/article/1384247/chinese-dream-surveys-happy-middle-class
  4. Sport - Hong Kong - TENNIS

    Hong Kong can bring top-class men's tennis event back, but needs an ATP licence

    Posted Sep 14th 2014, 12:35am by Alvin Sallay

    ... they are sold or relocated elsewhere, subject to ATP board approval. "There are only 13 licences in the International Region (Australia, New Zealand, Asia, Middle East, Russia and Africa) ... the present venue at Victoria Park. With a retractable roof, this will make it ideal to host top-class international events. "The HKTA will host its first ATP Challenger tournament since 1999 (in ...

    http://www.scmp.com/sport/hong-kong/article/1591906/hong-kong-can-bring-top-class-mens-event-back-needs-atp-licence
  5. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Class boycott splits Anglicans and Catholics

    Posted Sep 12th 2014, 03:38am by JEFFIE LAM, SHIRLEY ZHAO AND PETER SO

    ... in strikes from September 22, a leader of the Anglican Church warned pupils they would receive lower marks for conduct if they skipped class. The Catholic diocese runs 87 middle and secondary schools ... Jeffie Lam, Shirley Zhao and Peter So Two Christian denominations take different approaches to strike. Anglicans will mark pupils down, while Catholics will not penalise Class boycott ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1590364/class-boycott-splits-anglicans-and-catholics
  6. News - Hong Kong - HOUSING

    Rental component in housing plan for Hong Kong middle class may be dropped

    Posted Aug 18th 2012, 12:00am by Joyce Ng

    ... Joyce Ng joyce.ng@scmp.com Rental component of a proposed rent-or-buy programme for middle class could be dropped to satisfy pent-up demand to acquire property Sandwich class plan may drop rent part Housing minister Anthony Cheung Bing-leung said a new rent-or-buy housing programme for the middle class could be reviewed in the upcoming long-term housing strategy. In response ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1017252/rental-component-housing-plan-hong-kong-middle-class-may-be-dropped
  7. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    China's middle class may be rising, but not in revolt

    Posted Oct 28th 2013, 03:26am by David Goodman

    ... David Goodman David Goodman rejects the simplistic equation of the rise of the middle class in China with that of the West, and thus the assumption that the former must lead to democracy as the latter did A class apart Much is expected of China's growing middle class. Since 2002, the Communist Party has embraced the idea of expanding the middle class so that it becomes more than ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1339795/chinas-middle-class-may-be-rising-not-revolt
  8. News - Asia - INDIA

    Slowing economy puts India's middle-class dream on hold

    Posted Nov 07th 2013, 04:14am by WASHPOST

    ... The Washington Post in Ghaziabad Abandoned, half-finished housing projects area graphic illustration of a slowing economy India's middle-class dream put on hold Just outside India's capital, partially finished high-rises line the smog-veiled skyline, concrete monuments to the aspirations of the country's middle class. They are among the hundreds of developments ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1349161/slowing-economy-puts-indias-middle-class-dream-hold
  9. Tum-twisters give the middle-class Middle Eastern midriffs

    Posted Feb 18th 2006, 12:00am by Benjamin Robertson

    ... bodies, belly dancing is the latest craze to hit the mainland, finding a niche among young, middle-class urbanites looking for novel ways to enjoy themselves. On a weekday afternoon, the walls ... that they invited her to take part in this year's Egyptian Belly Dancing Festival- the first mainlander to be accorded the honour. After showing photos of herself alongside Middle Eastern belly dancers ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/536914/tum-twisters-give-middle-class-middle-eastern-midriffs
  10. Business - Economy

    India’s rupee crisis crimps middle class lifestyles

    Posted Aug 29th 2013, 12:15pm by Agence France-Presse in New Delhi

    ... at record lows of nearly 69 rupees to the US dollar and seen heading south, the estimated 300-million-strong middle-class are being forced to rethink many of their plans. Holidays abroad are being ... of the Indian Association of Tour Operators, forecasts up to a 20 per cent drop in Indian tourists going abroad this year and calls the situation “grim”. “It’s the middle class which is worst impacted ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/economy/article/1300311/indias-rupee-crisis-crimps-middle-class-lifestyles

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