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  1. Flawed land policy is strangling middle class and small business

    Posted Oct 30th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... real problems with his policy address. We are seeing a polarisation of our community as a result of a flawed economic policy. When middle class professionals cannot afford flats ... to be competitive when the most productive sector of its workforce - the middle class and owners of SMEs - can barely afford a modest home? Hong Kong has a unique economy, in that the wealthiest people ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/696847/flawed-land-policy-strangling-middle-class-and-small-business
  2. Governments always overlook contribution of middle class

    Posted Mar 15th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Following the budget, financial secretary John Tsang Chun-wah suggested that middle-class people [who had lost their jobs because of the financial crisis] could take out a loan against their hard-earned property. These are properties that they have sunk their lives into and if the government has the audacity to demand this of the middle class, I think that it is time the government made ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/673361/governments-always-overlook-contribution-middle-class
  3. Student subsidy unfair to middle class: lawmaker

    Posted May 27th 2009, 12:00am by Peter So

    ... Assistance or student financial assistance. However, education sector lawmaker Cheung Man-kwong said the arrangement was unfair to the middle class. 'Most taxpayers are middle class ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/681630/student-subsidy-unfair-middle-class-lawmaker
  4. DAB's uphill battle to woo middle class

    Posted Jun 03rd 2009, 12:00am by Chris Yeung

    ... and professional sector in the hope of winning more votes from the middle class. In light of the long-time work of the DAB in districts and their traditional ties with the pro-Beijing Federation of Trade Unions, the party's development hinges on its success, or failure, in broadening its appeal to middle-class voters. Of the 13 DAB legislators, including three with dual membership in the FTU, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/682426/dabs-uphill-battle-woo-middle-class
  5. Funds target middle class hit by crisis

    Posted Mar 19th 2009, 12:00am by Peter So

    ... Peter So Funding has been approved for community projects to help the middle class amid the financial crisis. The chairman of the Community Investment and Inclusion Fund committee, Yeung Ka-sing, said yesterday that it was the first time the fund had targeted the middle class. Joe Leung Cho-bun, a member of the fund committee, said the global meltdown had taken the middle class ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/673803/funds-target-middle-class-hit-crisis
  6. Mahathir, middle-class parents angered by shift away from English

    Posted Jul 10th 2009, 12:00am by Baradan Kuppusamy

    ... Baradan Kuppusamy in Kuala Lumpur Malaysia's decision to end a policy to teach science and mathematics in English has sparked anger from Mahathir Mohamad - the architect of the policy - and western-educated, urban middle-class families. The government abolished the policy on Wednesday, saying it had failed to achieve the desired objectives. It said the policy had set back rural students, who ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/686362/mahathir-middle-class-parents-angered-shift-away-english
  7. New private hospitals must cater for middle class, source says

    Posted Apr 09th 2009, 12:00am by Ella Lee

    ... Ella Lee The four private hospitals that will be built on land with concessionary prices have to provide affordable services for the middle class and help boost medical tourism, ... private hospital services in the current market are still too expensive for the middle class, which fall outside their insurance coverage.' The health care industry is one of six new economic ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/676239/new-private-hospitals-must-cater-middle-class-source-says
  8. Mortgage your homes, financial chief tells jobless middle class

    Posted Feb 27th 2009, 12:00am by Ambrose Leung

    ... Ambrose Leung The financial secretary said yesterday that middle-class people who had lost their jobs because of the financial crisis could borrow from banks, as they could mortgage ... banks.' He was replying to a question from Democrat Fred Li Wah-ming on why he had not created a loan scheme for middle-class people who had lost their jobs. On Wednesday, he said 'many ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/671344/mortgage-your-homes-financial-chief-tells-jobless-middle-class
  9. Credit crunch fails to deter middle class from buying luxury goods

    Posted Jan 09th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Lilian Zhang The global economic chill seems to have done little to keep middle-class shoppers from luxury stores. Most department stores in Beijing and Shanghai posted record sales during the Christmas and New Year holiday period, and mainland retail sales for the three-day New Year holiday rose 13 per cent year on year, according to the Ministry of Commerce. In Shanghai, tens ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/666243/credit-crunch-fails-deter-middle-class-buying-luxury-goods
  10. Primary and Middle Schools

    Posted Jun 13th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... (nursery) to 13 years (Year 8). DBIS opens up a Year 9 class in 2010-11. Current student body comprises 38 different nationalities. There is a high demand for kindergarten and early primary years ... cookery room and spacious playground and sports area. Active PTA. Average class size: primary 24; kindergarten 20. The curriculum is based on the National Curriculum of England and Wales ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/683448/primary-and-middle-schools

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