The life of China's knowledge wealthy class
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Chinanews, Beijing, Oct. 16 – There has appeared in Chinese society a new group of people that are termed as the knowledge wealthy class. Most of these people are aged1 between 25 and 39. They have received a good education and work in IT sector2, finance, or the arts. They drive Audi instead of BMW, and put their money for investment instead of buying gold. Most of them like adventures and have little interest in golf.


Such is the way of life for the knowledge wealthy in China. Recently, the Sinomonitor International, a Beijing-based consulting firm, carried out a survey about them. The survey covered more than 10,000 young rich people in 12 cities across China. Compared with 2005, the proportion of the knowledge wealthy has increased by 2 percentage points to account for 45% of the rich people in China. In other words, 45% of the young rich people in China work in industrial sectors3 that are characterized by new knowledge, new economy and new technologies or in new service sector. A large number of the knowledge wealthy are concentrated in Beijing.


Deputy manager of the Sinomonitor International Liu Rong said the young rich have the following characteristics: they become rich at a very young age; most of them have a good financial background, either because they make good money or because they are born in a wealthy family; and many of them have received a good education and have a strong consumption power.


These people have become the main driving force of consumption. Every year, their family expenditure4 exceed 100,000 yuan, mostly in buying durable5 goods or fashion gadgets6, dining out, traveling, or maintaining cars. They are willing to search for new information, as 80% of them read newspaper or surf the Internet everyday. In addition, these people advocate new lifestyle. 70% of them think that if they have enough money, they should enjoy life. So most of them travel out of town, go in for physical exercise or visit beauty parlours regularly.



1 aged 6zWzdI     
  • He had put on weight and aged a little.他胖了,也老点了。
  • He is aged,but his memory is still good.他已年老,然而记忆力还好。
2 sector yjczYn     
  • The export sector will aid the economic recovery. 出口产业将促进经济复苏。
  • The enemy have attacked the British sector.敌人已进攻英国防区。
3 sectors 218ffb34fa5fb6bc1691e90cd45ad627     
n.部门( sector的名词复数 );领域;防御地区;扇形
  • Berlin was divided into four sectors after the war. 战后柏林分成了4 个区。 来自《简明英汉词典》
  • Industry and agriculture are the two important sectors of the national economy. 工业和农业是国民经济的两个重要部门。 来自《现代汉英综合大词典》
4 expenditure XPbzM     
  • The entry of all expenditure is necessary.有必要把一切开支入账。
  • The monthly expenditure of our family is four hundred dollars altogether.我们一家的开销每月共计四百元。
5 durable frox4     
  • This raincoat is made of very durable material.这件雨衣是用非常耐用的料子做的。
  • They frequently require more major durable purchases.他们经常需要购买耐用消费品。
6 gadgets 7239f3f3f78d7b7d8bbb906e62f300b4     
n.小机械,小器具( gadget的名词复数 )
  • Certainly. The idea is not to have a house full of gadgets. 当然。设想是房屋不再充满小配件。 来自超越目标英语 第4册
  • This meant more gadgets and more experiments. 这意味着要设计出更多的装置,做更多的实验。 来自英汉非文学 - 科学史