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  1. News - World - MIDDLE EAST

    Gaza death toll tops 340 as UN chief heads to Middle East in peace effort

    Posted Jul 19th 2014, 05:05pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Gaza City Death toll in Israeli offensive in Gaza rises to at least 333, with 2,250 Palestinians and several Israelis wounded, as UN chief Ban Ki-moon departs for the region UN chief pushes for peace in Gaza Israeli air strikes pou ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1556604/gaza-death-toll-tops-300-un-chief-heads-middle-east-peace-effort
  2. News - World - US POLITICS

    US presidential candidate Mitt Romney jumps on Joe Biden's 'gaffe' on middle class

    Posted Oct 04th 2012, 12:00am by AFP

    ... America's middle class had "been buried in the last four years". Biden, President Barack Obama's Democratic running mate for the presidential election, made the comments on Tuesday when speaking about the Republican camp's tax plans at a campaign event in Charlotte, North Carolina. "How they can justify raising taxes on the middle class that's been buried ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1053200/us-presidential-candidate-mitt-romney-jumps-joe-bidens-gaffe-middle-class
  3. News - Hong Kong - EDUCATION

    New ESF debenture scheme will hit middle classes hardest

    Posted Sep 13th 2012, 12:00am by Jennifer Ngo

    ... Jennifer Ngo jennifer.ngo@scmp.com ESF debenture plan 'will hit middle class hardest' Middle-class families will be the hardest hit by the English Schools Foundation's new HK$500,000 debenture scheme, a parent group said. The move would "for sure and 100 per cent" affect middle-class parents, Hong Kong Parents Association secretary Henry Chan Sing-tat said. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1035365/new-esf-debenture-scheme-will-hit-middle-classes-hardest
  4. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Give China a chance at Middle East peace

    Posted Jul 18th 2014, 03:40am by SCMP Editorial

    ... ceasefires then produced only an uneasy calm. China's calling for an end to the fighting and sending its special envoy on Middle East affairs, Wu Sike, to the region to help with mediation ... and Muslim suspicion. Beijing has no such baggage, its neutral position with Israelis and Arabs and good economic relations throughout the Middle East raising the chances of success. Chinese have ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1555877/give-china-chance-middle-east-peace
  5. News - China - DIPLOMACY

    Palestine ambassador acknowledges China's peace role in Middle East

    Posted Jul 18th 2014, 04:10am by Teddy Ng

    ... Teddy Ng in Beijing teddy.ng@scmp.com Palestine envoy says China has key peace role The Palestinian ambassador to China said Beijing is playing an increasingly important role in the Middle ... 200. China... has a big interest in the region, not only economically but also politically Ahmad Ramadan China's special envoy on Middle East affairs, Wu Sike, is meeting leaders on both ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1555934/palestine-ambassador-acknowledges-chinas-peace-role-middle-east
  6. Business - News

    Democrats say Ryan is an enemy of the middle class

    Posted Aug 12th 2012, 07:58am by THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

    ... they contend favors the wealthy over the middle class. The Obama campaign charged that Ryan, as architect of the GOP House budget plan, has advocated additional tax cuts for millionaires and deep cuts ... Ryan as hostile to the middle class began earlier this summer, and the president's backers have repeatedly noted Romney's embrace of Ryan's budget. Last month, Jon Soltz, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/article/1011089/democrats-say-ryan-enemy-middle-class
  7. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    The rise of Southeast Asia's consumer class

    Posted May 21st 2014, 08:51pm by KEVIN MARTIN

    ... Kevin Martin Kevin Martin charts the rise of a Southeast Asian middle class who- thanks to income growth- will not only spend more but also save more Cash supply A wave of new consumers is expected to emerge from countries across Southeast Asia, mirroring the recent rise in wealth in China. A combination of changing demographics and income growth is set to swell the middle class ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/article/1517102/rise-southeast-asias-consumer-class
  8. Where the middle class reach for a glass

    Posted Jun 07th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Lena Gidwani foodandwine@scmp.com Ten years ago, Martin Lee, an engineer in Guangzhou, would never have imagined spending 680 yuan (HK$828) on a bottle of cabernet sauvignon. Today, he drinks at a members-only wine club in the blossoming Zhujiang New Town. The price tag? A lifetime fee of 300,000 yuan. Lee is not alone: he is part of a growing middle class on the mainland ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/1003198/where-middle-class-reach-glass
  9. Middle-class housing plan safe, Tsang says

    Posted Apr 24th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Colleen Lee and Joyce Ng Chief Executive Donald Tsang Yam-kuen has given an assurance that a middle-class housing scheme that he set up will go ahead despite the change of government. ... of the needs of the middle class. He proposed seeking other sites to build another type of housing for the group. A spokeswoman for the chief executive-elect's office said it would ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/999059/middle-class-housing-plan-safe-tsang-says
  10. Middle class also needs help, says charity

    Posted Apr 09th 2012, 12:00am

    ... hardship- middle-class people. Caritas says its new programme for those living well above the poverty line will take a different approach compared to its work with the underprivileged, with a focus ... example, we have to listen to them and see if they wish to go on to further studies or change their job.' But getting them to talk is not always easy. Middle-class people do not have much time ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/997791/middle-class-also-needs-help-says-charity

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