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  1. Any tax cut will help middle class: Tang

    Posted Dec 11th 2005, 12:00am by Paggie Leung

    ... Paggie Leung Financial Secretary Henry Tang Ying-yen yesterday said if there were tax cuts in his February budget they would mainly help the middle class. He said he understood the tax burden on the middle class had increased substantially since 2002-03 but he was still weighing up whether to give some tax relief in the February 22 budget. 'If there's [a tax cut], ...

    http://www.scmp.com/node/528846
  2. Tax rebate helps but it's not enough, say critics

    Posted Feb 26th 2009, 12:00am by Joyce Ng, Paggie Leung

    ... of the Middle Class, said more concessions, such as waiving rates for a year, should have been offered. 'The budget is too conservative and with reserves forecast to stand at HK$488 billion, ... insufficient relief measures for the lower class. But Patrick Kwong Shu-wing, council member of the Taxation Institute, said Mr Tsang's more prudent approach was understandable. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/671217/tax-rebate-helps-its-not-enough-say-critics
  3. Cost of joining elite clubs tumbles

    Posted Feb 09th 2009, 12:00am by Paggie Leung

    ... wanting to sell than wanting to buy,' he said. 'And club memberships are luxury items for the upper and middle classes, who have been hit severely by the economic crisis.' ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/669364/cost-joining-elite-clubs-tumbles
  4. Insolvency specialists see rise in demand

    Posted Nov 17th 2008, 12:00am by Paggie Leung

    ... 'Usually our clients are from the low-income group earning HK$10,000 per month,' Mr Tse said. 'But recently there have been more middle-class people coming to us after suffering losses ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/660443/insolvency-specialists-see-rise-demand
  5. Loyalty a key factor for the voters

    Posted Sep 07th 2008, 12:00am by May Chan, Paggie Leung

    ... at University of Science and Technology, will vote for the Liberal Party, the group she believes best represents the interests of the middle class. The 25-year-old finance student said she and her ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/651709/loyalty-key-factor-voters
  6. Drop in foreign currencies helps drive down cost of study tours

    Posted Apr 27th 2009, 12:00am by Paggie Leung

    ... closer destinations like the mainland instead of Europe. 'It's mainly the middle or upper-class families that send children for overseas study tours and the financial crisis has hit ... Japan, Singapore, Australia, Switzerland and the mainland. Ranging from a few days to about a month, the fees usually include language classes, sightseeing activities, accommodation and airfares. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/678217/drop-foreign-currencies-helps-drive-down-cost-study-tours
  7. Space invaders

    Posted Mar 05th 2005, 12:00am by Paggie Leung

    ... children. The government has to tell peo ple when they need to start saving money if they want to have children. They have to prove to those middle-class families that it's affordable to have ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/491295/space-invaders
  8. HK in dire need of top-class venues

    Posted Aug 31st 2006, 12:00am by Paggie Leung

    ... we can run a world-class event smoothly,' said Hong Kong head coach Chan (pictured). 'The QES is hardly an ideal venue for international competitions because of its limited floor ... for the construction of the proposed complex. The QES, with a floor area of 31.7m by 18.6m, is so cramped that once the match on the middle court has finished, players have to wait until there is a break ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/562181/hk-dire-need-top-class-venues

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