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  1. 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 ...

  2. Home ownership a vanishing dream for the middle class

    Posted Mar 17th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... people to find the money they need to own their own home. Even middle-class professionals struggle in the property market because of the extremely high prices in Hong Kong. The government does ...

  3. Entrapment is all class in middle leg of TT

    Posted Apr 23rd 2010, 12:00am by Phillip Woo

    ... Phillip Woo Trainer John Size is not sitting on his laurels and the exciting Entrapment can help extend the stable's eight-win lead in the premiership with victory in the middle leg of Sunday's Triple Trio at Sha Tin. Entrapment faces a true test of his ability in this Class Two line-up, but has stylishly come through his four unbeaten runs. He combined with Douglas Whyte for his ...

  4. News - Asia - INDIA

    India outsources chores as servant culture shifts

    Posted Jul 23rd 2014, 11:12pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Mumbai Cultural shift as middle class turns to companies for helpers rather than employing full-time staff Indians outsource servant chores Need someone to pay your ... are very high," said Bharat Ahirwar, the 29-year-old founder of Get My Peon, which charges 200 rupees (HK$25) for a one-way errand. While India's urban middle-class is growing and looking ...

  5. Flawed land policy is strangling middle class and small business

    Posted Oct 30th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... real problems with his policy address. We are seeing a polarisation of our community as a result of a flawed economic policy. When middle class professionals cannot afford flats ... to be competitive when the most productive sector of its workforce- the middle class and owners of SMEs- can barely afford a modest home? Hong Kong has a unique economy, in that the wealthiest people ...

  6. Governments always overlook contribution of middle class

    Posted Mar 15th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Following the budget, financial secretary John Tsang Chun-wah suggested that middle-class people [who had lost their jobs because of the financial crisis] could take out a loan against their hard-earned property. These are properties that they have sunk their lives into and if the government has the audacity to demand this of the middle class, I think that it is time the government made ...

  7. Sport - Racing

    Moreira, Purton to battle it out in middle pin of Triple Trio

    Posted Jan 09th 2014, 09:09pm by Michael Cox

    ... Purton to battle it out in middle pin of TT Joao Moreira and Zac Purton have staged some thrilling tactical duels of late, and the middle leg of tomorrow's Triple Trio at Sha Tin sees them ... How Speedy continues to run well without winning and despite drawing 14, he should fill a top three spot again as the field he faces over his preferred 1,400m trip in the Class Four Ping Shan ...

  8. Student subsidy unfair to middle class: lawmaker

    Posted May 27th 2009, 12:00am by Peter So

    ... Assistance or student financial assistance. However, education sector lawmaker Cheung Man-kwong said the arrangement was unfair to the middle class. 'Most taxpayers are middle class ...

  9. DAB's uphill battle to woo middle class

    Posted Jun 03rd 2009, 12:00am by Chris Yeung

    ... sector in the hope of winning more votes from the middle class. In light of the long-time work of the DAB in districts and their traditional ties with the pro-Beijing Federation of Trade Unions, the party's development hinges on its success, or failure, in broadening its appeal to middle-class voters. Of the 13 DAB legislators, including three with dual membership in the FTU, only a few have ...

  10. Funds target middle class hit by crisis

    Posted Mar 19th 2009, 12:00am by Peter So

    ... Peter So Funding has been approved for community projects to help the middle class amid the financial crisis. The chairman of the Community Investment and Inclusion Fund committee, Yeung Ka-sing, said yesterday that it was the first time the fund had targeted the middle class. Joe Leung Cho-bun, a member of the fund committee, said the global meltdown had taken the middle class ...




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