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  1. Fashion makes a statement for middle-class buyers

    Posted Jul 16th 2011, 12:00am

    ... people spend more on clothing and as spending increases in smaller cities, The Boston Consulting Group says. 'The profile of a typical fashion consumer in China is a middle-class person, ... worth of clothing per year. BCG estimates in a report that the number of middle-class consumers, who earn 74,000 yuan or more annually, will rise to 140 million in 2020 from the current 50 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/973595/fashion-makes-statement-middle-class-buyers
  2. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Erdogan must steer towards the middle as Turkey's president

    Posted Aug 14th 2014, 04:29am by SCMP Editorial

    ... SCMP Editorial Erdogan must steer to middle Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan has shrugged off a year of protests and corruption scandals to win another term- this time ... This sets the stage for his stated intention of forging an executive, interventionist presidency of a strategically important country between the Middle East and Europe, when relations with the US ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1573106/erdogan-must-steer-towards-middle-turkeys-president
  3. Tougher times for the middle class

    Posted May 16th 2011, 12:00am

    ... picture may be more complicated in Hong Kong. Government figures obtained by the Post show that both the rich and the poor fare better today than five years ago. It's the middle class and their slightly poorer cousins, the so-called sandwiched class, who aren't doing so well. The highest and the lowest earners both had increases of more than a sixth, but incomes in the middle rose ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/967849/tougher-times-middle-class
  4. News - China - POLITICS

    Back to school for Wen Jiabao: Ex-premier jumps rope and teaches class during visit

    Posted May 30th 2014, 04:53pm by Keith Zhai

    ... Keith Zhai keith.zhai@scmp.com Former premier makes first public appearance since October, as he tells class at Hebei middle school about importance of geography Wen steps back into spotlight with lecture Former premier Wen Jiabao mingled with pupils at a middle school in Chengde in Hebei province, delivered a talk on science and even joined in a round of rope skipping. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1521921/ex-premiers-playtime-wen-jiabao-jumps-rope-teaches-geology-class-middle
  5. Business - Comment - LAI SEE

    Luxury crackdown brings fear of flying first class in China

    Posted Aug 29th 2014, 01:11am by Howard Winn

    ... are now frowned on. Hence its premium classes have taken a hit. But Air China says it is not planning to adopt China Southern's approach and make its first class more politically acceptable by calling it business class.   Nathan Tinkler in Hong Kong We see that Nathan Tinkler has had the rug pulled out from underneath him by Peabody Energy. The flamboyant Australian coal miner had been ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/article/1581570/luxury-crackdown-brings-fear-flying-first-class-china
  6. Comment - Letters

    Letters to the Editor, August 29, 2014

    Posted Aug 29th 2014, 04:54am by LETTERS

    ... pricing helps patients We refer to the report (" New hospital touts transparent pricing to serve middle class ", August 22) regarding Chinese University's new private teaching ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/letters/article/1581584/letters-editor-august-29-2014
  7. DAB out to win more middle class support

    Posted Apr 26th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Tanna Chong The new vice-chairwoman of the city's largest political party is targeting the middle class and professionals for support. The Democratic Alliance for the Betterment ... leaders after long-time party steward Carson Wen Ka-shuen stepped down. 'We hope to tap more into the fields we used to touch on relatively lightly- the middle class and professionals- ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/966084/dab-out-win-more-middle-class-support
  8. Middle class feels the pinch on wages

    Posted May 11th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Morning Post, further showed the city was at risk of turning into a so-called M-shaped society, with swelling numbers of rich and poor people and a diminishing middle class. Average earnings ... Simpson Cheung Hong Kong's rich got richer over the past five years and even the poor made more. But for people in the middle, it was not so good. Middle-income earners- shut out ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/967361/middle-class-feels-pinch-wages
  9. News - Hong Kong - EDUCATION

    PolyU won't punish those who cut classes to join Occupy Central

    Posted Aug 27th 2014, 05:56am by SHIRLEY ZHAO

    ... Shirley Zhao shirley.zhao@scmp.com No penalty for cutting class over Occupy: PolyU Students and staff of the Polytechnic University will not be penalised if they join Occupy Central or an expected boycott of classes next month, the university president says. "Even now, not all students attend their classes," Timothy Tong Wai-cheung said. "What difference ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1580932/polyu-wont-punish-those-who-cut-classes-join-occupy-central
  10. Comment - Letters

    What's being said on facebook.com/southchinamorningpost

    Posted Aug 24th 2014, 03:43am by LETTERS

    ... On a proposed tax of up to 2.5 per cent to fund a HK$3,000-a-month pension for all Hongkongers over 65: Michael Tomkins- Of course the rich and middle class would opt out of the tax immediately. Funded by the poor only, the tax wouldn't be able to put out what it had promised, and would collapse. Nicholas Tam- Once a small amount of welfare is offered, very quickly people ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/letters/article/1580136/whats-being-said-facebookcomsouthchinamorningpost

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