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  1. Business - Comment - LAI SEE

    HKT takes telecoms regulator to court over Apple's sim-locking

    Posted Apr 06th 2013, 12:00am by Howard Winn

    ... have more for those wishing to continue the great debate triggered by our Financial Secretary John Tsang Chun-wah as to what it means to be middle class. Class and its ramifications have long ... see people wrestling with questions like, "Can I have no money or job and still be middle class?" Then there is this: "I've been lost in South America, and 'found ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/article/1208059/hkt-takes-telecoms-regulator-court-over-apples-sim-locking
  2. News - Hong Kong - PUBLIC EYE

    Special coffee for the financial secretary

    Posted Mar 06th 2013, 12:00am by Michael Chugani

    ... On behalf of all you middle-class people out there, Public Eye says this to Financial Secretary John Tsang Chun-wah: "Phooey. You're not one of us. You're a pretender." ... resides in a huge mansion, has a chauffeur and flies first-class - all paid for by taxpayers - but still says he belongs to the middle class doesn't just live in la-la land, he lives ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1180380/special-coffee-financial-secretary
  3. What a relief... for middle class

    Posted Feb 02nd 2012, 12:00am

    ... of which will mostly benefit the middle class. Observers say that given the city's fiscal reserves- which are expected to reach HK$658.7 billion by March 2013- the 2012-13 budget came down ... Executive Donald Tsang Yam-kuen was the financial secretary, and extended to 10 years in 2006. The finance chief's incentives were seen as an attempt to appease the middle classes, who were ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/991447/what-relief-middle-class
  4. News - World - MIDDLE EAST

    Tony Blair faces claims of conflict of interest in Middle East

    Posted Jun 30th 2014, 12:43am by GDN

    ... and its links to the 2003 war brought Tony Blair back into the headlines last week, along with calls for him to step down as a Middle East peace envoy. And new evidence has emerged that his ... to promote Israeli-Palestinian peace in seven years. Blair's Middle Eastern activities cause some irritation in Whitehall, where officials say they are not always aware of what he is doing ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1543193/tony-blair-faces-claims-conflict-interest-middle-east
  5. 'Six out of 10 mainlanders middle class by 2025'

    Posted Nov 23rd 2011, 12:00am

    ... Anita Lam anita.lam@scmp.com Six out of 10 mainlanders will be middle class with annual income of US$20,000 by 2025, and the resulting consumer demand will make China the world's largest economy, a JP Morgan executive says. Growth of the mainland's middle class will drive change in Beijing's economic strategy of 'pursuing growth at all costs' ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/985694/six-out-10-mainlanders-middle-class-2025
  6. HK's middle class vanishing act

    Posted Oct 11th 2011, 12:00am

    ... a middle class in the city at all,' said statistician Dr Paul Yip Siu-fai, a senior lecturer at the University of Hong Kong. A Hong Kong household earning HK$55,000 a month or above could be classified as middle class, Yip said. Yet only about 10 per cent of the 2.4 million households in the city earn that much, according to government figures (an average household has 3.2 persons). ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/981552/hks-middle-class-vanishing-act
  7. News - China - ENVIRONMENT

    Two-thirds of Chinese class themselves as 'environmentalists'

    Posted May 07th 2014, 09:38am by Reuters

    ... Reuters A new breed of green campaigner takes root China's massive pollution problems have given rise to a new force of environmental campaigners, research has found. They are different politically compared with middle-class activists in the West and potentially more effective in tackling climate change. In China, the world's biggest polluter, some 64 per cent ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1506443/china-64-cent-say-they-are-environmentalists-research-agency
  8. D-Day in battle for the middle class

    Posted Nov 06th 2011, 12:00am

    ... the middle class. Overshadowed by the continuing right-of-abode saga and, above all, the much more momentous chief executive race effectively under way, the competition in some hotly contested ... can fight back, and whether the new political forces will prove a viable alternative to the pan-democrats for the middle class. Regina Ip Lau Suk-yee is a legislator and chair of the New ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/984052/d-day-battle-middle-class
  9. India's middle-class rebels find their cause

    Posted Aug 22nd 2011, 12:00am

    ... Amrit Dhillon Protests by India's middle class against the corruption sweeping the country are a pleasant contrast with the political apathy that has characterised it. For decades, ... Western counterpart, the Indian middle class has never led the nation by articulating the ideals or set of principles on which a good society should be based. Middle-class Indians participate ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/976840/indias-middle-class-rebels-find-their-cause
  10. Middle class most dissatisfied, poll finds

    Posted Jul 21st 2011, 12:00am

    ... Martin Cheung martin.cheung@scmp.com A survey reveals that the middle class is the least impressed with the performance of the Hong Kong government. The pro-middle-class political commentary group, New Forum, found in its poll of 2,310 respondents this month that those from the middle class were particularly dissatisfied with the administration, registering lower confidence ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/974067/middle-class-most-dissatisfied-poll-finds

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