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  1. News - Hong Kong - SOCIETY

    Hong Kong's middle class most burdened by high housing costs

    Posted Aug 09th 2013, 12:00am by Andrea Chen

    ... Andrea Chen andrea.chen@scmp.com Survey finds 44 per cent of this group's monthly expenditure goes to mortgage or rent payment Housing burden falls on middle class The middle class ... middle class spent 70 per cent of their income each month, leaving a surplus of only about HK$8,000. "The percentage represents a rather high financial burden, although the group is, ...

  2. News - Asia - INDONESIA

    Indonesia's middle class hard hit by rising fuel costs

    Posted Aug 22nd 2013, 12:00am by JEFFREY HUTTON

    ... Jeffrey Hutton in Jakarta Scaling back the fuel subsidy has resulted in cost increases for everything from vegetables to rent Urban middle class feel impact of dearer fuel Before Indonesia ... growing economy, it's low and middle-class consumers like Tarmi who now seem likely to bear the brunt of the sudden shift in market attitudes that are, in part, bidding down the value ...

  3. News - Asia - THAILAND

    White masked middle-class the latest group to take to Thailand's streets

    Posted Aug 19th 2013, 12:00am by David Eimer

    ... of Pheu Thai and the yellow shirts who back the opposition Democrat Party. Yet, there are significant differences between the yellow shirts and the predominantly middle-class ...

  4. News - Hong Kong

    Macau casinos bet on China’s rising middle class

    Posted Aug 08th 2013, 03:43pm by Reuters

    ... Reuters The game is changing for casinos in Macau as fun-seeking middle-class Chinese visitors follow high-roller VIP gamblers in ever greater numbers to try their luck in the only place ... in the second quarter thanks in part to strong growth in visits from members of China’s rising middle class. One of six licensed casino operators in Macau, Melco has two resorts there and is opening ...

  5. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Over 1,500 secondary pupils cut classes for democracy

    Posted Sep 27th 2014, 04:21am by JEFFIE LAM, CHRIS LAU

    ... cut classes for democracy Casting thick textbooks aside, hundreds of secondary pupils scribble away furiously on notebooks at their first "civil lecture", conducted out in the open ... Mei Avenue in Admiralty, next to the Legislative Council, under police monitoring. Watch: Secondary school pupils share their views on the class boycott It was a large-scale boycott ...

  6. News - World - PROTESTS

    World's middle class rise up in protest

    Posted Jun 30th 2013, 12:00am by WASHINGTON POST

    ... The Washington Post Across the world and for a variety of reasons, ordinary people are expressing their anger and demanding change Middle class rise up in unison As protests raged ... time. "We are fighting for different reasons, but we all want our governments to finally work for us. We are inspiring each other." Around the globe, this is the summer of middle-class ...

  7. Middle class rages over rising super-rich class

    Posted Jul 11th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... cleaners pay 20 per cent and the middle class pay 40 per cent on earnings over #30,000. Parliamentarians grilled three such private equity bosses, who conceded that tax breaks seemed unfair ...

  8. Comment - Insight & Opinion - MY TAKE

    Piercing Tsang's 'middle class' delusion

    Posted Mar 02nd 2013, 12:00am by Alex Lo

    ... Alex Lo alex.lo@scmp.com So John Tsang Chun-wah lives a frugal lifestyle, drinks tea and watches French movies. Good for him, but that does not make him middle class. Maybe the finance secretary thinks being middle class is a state of mind. But as someone earning HK$302,205 a month and living in a luxury house (courtesy of taxpayers), excluding perks, benefits and a generous ...

  9. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Hong Kong's middle-class need help, not coffee

    Posted Mar 01st 2013, 12:00am by STAFF

    ... SCMP Editorial Middle-class: relief, not coffee John Tsang Chun-wah risks turning himself into an object of ridicule for his remarks over the middle class. With a monthly pay of HK$368,220 and numerous properties here and overseas, the finance chief hardly belongs to the middle class we know. He appears to have made things worse when he sought to defend himself amid simmering outrage ...

  10. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    John Tsang's confused middle-class claim

    Posted Mar 04th 2013, 12:00am by Alice Wu

    ... Alice Wu Alice Wu says the middle classes do not care whether John Tsang is one of them, only that he understands their struggles A class apart This middle-class debate - an offshoot of the government budget unveiled last week - is a good one. Is Financial Secretary John Tsang Chun-wah a member of our middle class? Truth be told, there is yet to be one universally accepted definition ...




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