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  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. Rita Fan the pick for top job among middle class

    Posted Aug 22nd 2011, 12:00am

    ... Ng Yuk-hang yukhang.ng@scmp.com Former Legco president Rita Fan Hsu Lai-tai received more support among the middle class than the two other potential contenders for chief executive, a survey found. A group called Middle Class Power polled about 620 people on the streets who identified themselves as middle class. Seventeen per cent supported Fan, who is a member of the National ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/976858/rita-fan-pick-top-job-among-middle-class
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. News - China - CRIME

    China's insatiable demand for ivory funds terrorism in Africa and Middle East

    Posted Jul 06th 2014, 05:13am by Bryan Harris

    ... for ivory is fuelling violence and bloodshed across Africa and the Middle East, with militant groups such as al-Shabab and the notorious Lord's Resistance Army using the "white gold" ... in the middle of nowhere and move the ivory quickly offshore in skiffs, like with drugs," Crosta said. They have the capacity to buy between one and three tonnes of ivory every month and make huge ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1547682/ivory-trades-role-funding-african-militants-highlighted-un-report
  9. 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
  10. Government must meet housing needs of HK's middle class

    Posted Sep 21st 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... given that there is little hope that private developers can satisfy the housing needs of middle-class residents. The scale of supply of subsidised dwellings by the government can always ... The financial burden to the government of providing [some] middle-class subsidised homes would not be substantial, as it would get its money back from sales and there are no long-term maintenance costs ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/725367/government-must-meet-housing-needs-hks-middle-class

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