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  1. D-Day in battle for the middle class

    Posted Nov 06th 2011, 12:00am

    ... the middle class. Overshadowed by the continuing right-of-abode saga and, above all, the much more momentous chief executive race effectively under way, the competition in some hotly contested ... can fight back, and whether the new political forces will prove a viable alternative to the pan-democrats for the middle class. Regina Ip Lau Suk-yee is a legislator and chair of the New ...

  2. DAB out to win more middle class support

    Posted Apr 26th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Tanna Chong The new vice-chairwoman of the city's largest political party is targeting the middle class and professionals for support. The Democratic Alliance for the Betterment ... leaders after long-time party steward Carson Wen Ka-shuen stepped down. 'We hope to tap more into the fields we used to touch on relatively lightly- the middle class and professionals- ...

  3. Middle-class calls for tax break

    Posted Feb 04th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Scarlett Chiang The middle-class wants a one-off tax subsidy and a fund to be set up for the elderly in the budget, a survey has found. More than 45 per cent of interviewees said ... tax or expanding the tax brackets. The poll by the group Middle Class Power interviewed 633 people between January 21 and January 28 asking for their expectations on the budget. ...

  4. 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. ...

  5. The anxiety of the middle class

    Posted Mar 14th 2007, 12:00am by Chris Yeung

    ... by the middle class in ensuring a society's stability and progress. To borrow the wise words of Aristotle, she said: 'The most perfect political community is one in which the middle class ... Ip- founder of the Savantas Institute think-tank- is adamant that his ideas on middle-class politics remain relevant in our time. Hong Kong is no exception, she said. 'In order to achieve ...

  6. 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. ...

  7. 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, ...

  8. 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 ...

  9. BJP makes bid for middle-class vote

    Posted Jan 10th 2004, 12:00am by Amrit Dhillon

    ... yesterday's virtual mini-budget aimed at pleasing middle-class voters by making fridges, cell phones, washing machines, luxury cars, computers and DVDs much cheaper. Finance Minister Jaswant Singh ... and industry. 'The BJP is in a hurry to hold an election so they are distributing doles to the middle class without bothering about the common man,' said Harkishan Singh Surjeet, ...

  10. PM faces uphill fight to win back middle class

    Posted Mar 17th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Thaksin ends with his resignation. The protest highlights the divide between Mr Thaksin's backing in rural areas- where the bulk of the nation lives- and Bangkok's middle class. ...




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