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
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China’s middle class is under pressure from high living costs. Photo: Bloomberg
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As China demanded its population spend more to help stabilise the economy, a survey by the country’s statistics bureau showed that while citizens may be working longer hours than in 2008, relaxation and health are of great importance. Photo: Bloomberg

Chinese people relax while Beijing calls on consumers to spend and lead economy out of trouble, survey says

  • Citizens sleep longer and take more time to eat and work out, but spend less time in front of the television while Beijing tries to rally consumers in trade war with US
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As China demanded its population spend more to help stabilise the economy, a survey by the country’s statistics bureau showed that while citizens may be working longer hours than in 2008, relaxation and health are of great importance. Photo: Bloomberg
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