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  1. Middle-class views

    Posted Oct 28th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Most respondents to a survey by a 'middle class' think-tank see no political party that represents their interests at present and do not believe Legco can reflect their views. How can the political parties and Legco better represent the middle class? Share your views: write to us. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/432592/middle-class-views
  2. The triumph of the middle class

    Posted Oct 08th 2003, 12:00am by Anthony Cheung

    ... In the aftermath of July 1, the central government has paid special attention to middle-class sentiments in Hong Kong. First, Chen Zuoer, deputy-director of the Hong Kong and Macau Affairs Office, urged middle-class professionals to play a more active part in politics. Then, President Hu Jintao asked business tycoons to improve their contacts among, and join forces with, the middle ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/430386/triumph-middle-class
  3. Tung fails to impress middle class, survey finds

    Posted Oct 27th 2003, 12:00am by Jimmy Cheung

    ... Jimmy Cheung Most middle-class people feel Chief Executive Tung Chee-hwa has not fulfilled his promise to change his style of governance following the mass protest on July 1, a survey by a think-tank has found. More than 60 per cent of respondents said no political parties could represent the middle class at present, while four-in-five people complained that the legislature could ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/432475/tung-fails-impress-middle-class-survey-finds
  4. A party for the middle class?

    Posted Sep 09th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Hong Kong's middle class professionals are among its most important constituencies, but many feel left out of the political process. Do they deserve a political party of their own, as former Equal Opportunities Commissioner Anna Wu and others say? Share your views - write to us. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/427328/party-middle-class
  5. Defining the middle class

    Posted Nov 03rd 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... You pose the question as to whether the middle class is represented by a political party in Legco. But the 'middle class' that you refer to is probably a myth, as there is really ... such as negative equity and mortgage percentages. This is one reason why independent legislators like Audrey Eu Yuet-mee are so popular, as she ably covers this middle ground. (Somewhat waggishly, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/433249/defining-middle-class
  6. A long, hard road to woo the middle class

    Posted Dec 11th 2003, 12:00am by Chris Yeung

    ... will be small. Meanwhile, a moderate-critical stance may appeal to some middle-class people who find the democrats too radical, confrontational or simply unpalatable. A shift towards middle-class ... A sharp divide exists between the pro-Beijing camp and the middle class over ideological and cultural issues such as democracy, civil liberties and labour rights. Now that Beijing has waded ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/437721/long-hard-road-woo-middle-class
  7. HK gets its first retirement home for middle class

    Posted Aug 15th 2003, 12:00am by Ella Lee

    ... apparent yesterday with the opening of applications for tenants for its first retirement housing project aimed at the middle class. The Housing Society project, Jolly Place in Tseung Kwan O, ... contribution in three instalments or enjoy a 10 per cent discount if they pay it all at once. The society expects to cover costs in 40 years. To ensure that the project caters to its middle-class ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/424772/hk-gets-its-first-retirement-home-middle-class
  8. Middle-class homeowners stand up for their rights

    Posted Aug 06th 2003, 12:00am by Josephine Ma

    ... Scuffles with developers have flared in well-heeled districts of the capital At first glance, Fangzhouyuan, in Beijing's Wangjing area, is just like any sprawling middle-class ... to resolve them. Most property disputes take place in mid-range residential complexes such as Fangzhouyuan where most residents are middle-class. Unlike protesters from rural areas, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/423969/middle-class-homeowners-stand-their-rights
  9. The middle way

    Posted Jul 30th 2003, 12:00am by Chris Yeung

    ... As the public passion seen in the mass protests this month begins to cool, the clamour for a new middle-of-the-road political force for middle-class interests and moderate views is growing. Last week, outgoing Equal Opportunities Commission chairwoman Anna Wu Hung-yuk revealed she had been asked to take the lead in forming a middle-class political party. She agreed ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/423288/middle-way
  10. Democrats retake the middle ground

    Posted Dec 20th 2003, 12:00am by Ambrose Leung

    ... Ambrose Leung A survey taken after the district council elections shows party has broad appeal The Democratic Party last night claimed to have recaptured middle-class hearts, ... of support in the middle class was very encouraging and I believe our path of looking after the underprivileged while at the same time caring for the middle class is worth following,' he said. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/438790/democrats-retake-middle-ground

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