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Occupy China?

Whereas Occupy Wall Street emerged to protest the middle class squeeze in America, boisterous consumers are revolting in China and Hong Kong because things aren’t quite as fabulous as they might be.

First, techies pelted the Beijing Apple Store with eggs when I-Phone 4S devices were unavailable:

And now Hong Kong stock traders are marching to protest their lunch break, shortened last year from two hours to 90 minutes, being cut again to just an hour:

Unfortunately, there’s no easy slogan (“99 percent”) for the tiny portion of the Chinese population that lives in the cities (and has disposable income) to rally around. But they’ll figure something out.

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