China’s middle class is under pressure from high living costs. Photo: Bloomberg

Chinese in disbelief that a US$295 monthly salary makes them ‘middle class’

  • Statistics bureau gives rare official definition of ‘middle income’ that is met with ridicule online, forcing it to clarify that it applied to a specific report
  • Many people in the demographic struggle to keep up with high living costs
Topic |   China Society

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China’s middle class is under pressure from high living costs. Photo: Bloomberg
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Zhuang Pinghui

Zhuang Pinghui

Based in Beijing, Zhuang Pinghui joined the Post in 2004 to report on China. She covers a range of issues including policy, healthcare, culture and society.