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  1. Business - Comment - LAI SEE

    The rapid pace of technology is hollowing out the middle class

    Posted Sep 19th 2014, 05:34am by Howard Winn

    ... of the middle class. A large stable middle class was important for building a prosperous, healthy and stable society, says McAfee. But what happens when the middle class comes under pressure? "I ...

  2. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    End of ESF as the affordable choice for Hong Kong's middle class

    Posted Jun 16th 2014, 01:42pm by Kent Ewing

    ... Kent Ewing Kent Ewing says lack of government vision hastens its return to elite roots ESF transformation a loss for Hong Kong's middle class Ever since British gunboats took ... For years, the ESF provided a high-quality education not just to a revolving door of wealthy expats but also to a Chinese middle class. Unfortunately, the ESF is a paradox with which the Hong Kong ...

  3. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Hong Kong’s middle class priced out of the housing market

    Posted Jun 02nd 2014, 08:13pm by LINA VYAS

    ... Lina Vyas Lina Vyas says the Hong Kong government must do more to help the middle class buy homes, starting with easing up on mortgage restrictions Priced out Housing has been a vital source of stress for most middle-class Hong Kong residents. No doubt, the government has repeatedly introduced cooling measures to ease the property market, but it seems that the sandwich class ...

  4. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Middle class are looking to John Tsang to deliver help in budget

    Posted Feb 08th 2014, 05:06am by SCMP Editorial

    ... rolled out a raft of measures to help the poor in his policy address. The multibillion-dollar package has not only left little leeway for Tsang to manoeuvre, it has also prompted the middle class ... without providing some targeted initiatives for the middle class. He was accused of ignoring their needs when he delivered the first budget of the new government last year. As the public finances ...

  5. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Hong Kong cannot afford to leave its middle class behind

    Posted Feb 06th 2014, 11:57am by Bernard Chan

    ... Bernard Chan Bernard Chan says the government must address sense of unfairness Hong Kong can't afford to leave its middle class behind Some of Hong Kong's middle class are upset ... budget proposals. The phrase "middle class" can describe all sorts of things, like attitudes and aspirations that are unconnected with material wealth. But, in quantifiable ...

  6. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Don't take Hong Kong's middle class to be misers

    Posted Jan 27th 2014, 03:21am by Alice Wu

    ... Alice Wu Alice Wu says contrary to portrayals by some politicians, Hong Kong's middle class do not mind the working poor getting some help Fake class war I'm going to call it: the biggest loser of the policy address is the middle class. But it's not because they got "nothing" from the policy address, as Voice of the Middle Class chairman Alvin Lee Chi-wing ...

  7. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Middle class shouldn't begrudge doing good things for the poor

    Posted Jan 20th 2014, 03:31am by Mike Rowse

    ... Mike Rowse Mike Rowse says Leung's policy plan of pragmatic measures will put tax dollars to good use Self-styled voices of middle class should not begrudge a lift for the city's ... the environment and economic development. What has been the response of our politicians to this workmanlike manifesto? "There's nothing for the middle class," says chairman ...

  8. Comment - Insight & Opinion - MY TAKE

    If you're middle class, the annual Policy Address ritual is not for you

    Posted Jan 16th 2014, 12:43am by Alex Lo

    ... cent will be in public housing. So, if you are middle class or above, you may as well forget about getting a copy of the document. There is nothing in it for you: no tax cuts, tax incentives ...

  9. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    China's middle class may be rising, but not in revolt

    Posted Oct 28th 2013, 03:26am by David Goodman

    ... David Goodman David Goodman rejects the simplistic equation of the rise of the middle class in China with that of the West, and thus the assumption that the former must lead to democracy as the latter did A class apart Much is expected of China's growing middle class. Since 2002, the Communist Party has embraced the idea of expanding the middle class so that it becomes more than ...

  10. Comment - Insight & Opinion - MY TAKE

    Piercing Tsang's 'middle class' delusion

    Posted Mar 02nd 2013, 12:00am by Alex Lo

    ... Alex Lo alex.lo@scmp.com So John Tsang Chun-wah lives a frugal lifestyle, drinks tea and watches French movies. Good for him, but that does not make him middle class. Maybe the finance secretary thinks being middle class is a state of mind. But as someone earning HK$302,205 a month and living in a luxury house (courtesy of taxpayers), excluding perks, benefits and a generous ...




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