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  1. News - Hong Kong - HOUSING

    Rental component in housing plan for Hong Kong middle class may be dropped

    Posted Aug 18th 2012, 12:00am by Joyce Ng

    ... Joyce Ng joyce.ng@scmp.com Rental component of a proposed rent-or-buy programme for middle class could be dropped to satisfy pent-up demand to acquire property Sandwich class plan may drop rent part Housing minister Anthony Cheung Bing-leung said a new rent-or-buy housing programme for the middle class could be reviewed in the upcoming long-term housing strategy. In response ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1017252/rental-component-housing-plan-hong-kong-middle-class-may-be-dropped
  2. Lifestyle - Family & Education

    Hong Kong ill prepared to care for middle-class retirees

    Posted Nov 04th 2012, 12:00am by Elaine Yau

    ... Elaine Yau elaine.yau@scmp.com As the average age of Hongkongers rises, housing for elderly middle-class people is becoming an issue, writes Elaine Yau Homestretch Retirees Sidney Lam ... librarian. Cheerful Court is one of two Housing Society projects that provide subsidised homes for the middle-class elderly under its Senior Citizen Residences Scheme, and is designed ...

    http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/family-education/article/1074642/homestretch
  3. News - Hong Kong - EDUCATION

    New ESF debenture scheme will hit middle classes hardest

    Posted Sep 13th 2012, 12:00am by Jennifer Ngo

    ... Jennifer Ngo jennifer.ngo@scmp.com ESF debenture plan 'will hit middle class hardest' Middle-class families will be the hardest hit by the English Schools Foundation's new HK$500,000 debenture scheme, a parent group said. The move would "for sure and 100 per cent" affect middle-class parents, Hong Kong Parents Association secretary Henry Chan Sing-tat said. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1035365/new-esf-debenture-scheme-will-hit-middle-classes-hardest
  4. Middle-class housing plan safe, Tsang says

    Posted Apr 24th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Colleen Lee and Joyce Ng Chief Executive Donald Tsang Yam-kuen has given an assurance that a middle-class housing scheme that he set up will go ahead despite the change of government. ... of the needs of the middle class. He proposed seeking other sites to build another type of housing for the group. A spokeswoman for the chief executive-elect's office said it would ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/999059/middle-class-housing-plan-safe-tsang-says
  5. Middle class also needs help, says charity

    Posted Apr 09th 2012, 12:00am

    ... hardship- middle-class people. Caritas says its new programme for those living well above the poverty line will take a different approach compared to its work with the underprivileged, with a focus ... example, we have to listen to them and see if they wish to go on to further studies or change their job.' But getting them to talk is not always easy. Middle-class people do not have much time ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/997791/middle-class-also-needs-help-says-charity
  6. Child labour shames India's middle class

    Posted Apr 11th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Amrit Dhillon A New Delhi couple who mistreated their teenaged servant have become hate figures in the media but their behaviour is common. Not all middle-class Indians treat their maids ... such as being forced to stand beside a table in a restaurant while their employers enjoy their dinner. The Indian middle class is unable to grasp the notion that a domestic helper is doing a job, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/997887/child-labour-shames-indias-middle-class
  7. Beefing up the middle-class meat in the economic sandwich

    Posted Feb 19th 2012, 12:00am

    ... expected to become China's premier next year. In it, Li stressed the need for China to enlarge its share of 'middle-income earners'. The phrase 'middle class' is still ... the 'unique advantage' of the nation's middle class was strategically significant to China's next stage of development. Just how large is China's middle class? Nanjing University ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/993118/beefing-middle-class-meat-economic-sandwich
  8. What a relief... for middle class

    Posted Feb 02nd 2012, 12:00am

    ... of which will mostly benefit the middle class. Observers say that given the city's fiscal reserves- which are expected to reach HK$658.7 billion by March 2013- the 2012-13 budget came down ... Executive Donald Tsang Yam-kuen was the financial secretary, and extended to 10 years in 2006. The finance chief's incentives were seen as an attempt to appease the middle classes, who were ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/991447/what-relief-middle-class
  9. 'Six out of 10 mainlanders middle class by 2025'

    Posted Nov 23rd 2011, 12:00am

    ... Anita Lam anita.lam@scmp.com Six out of 10 mainlanders will be middle class with annual income of US$20,000 by 2025, and the resulting consumer demand will make China the world's largest economy, a JP Morgan executive says. Growth of the mainland's middle class will drive change in Beijing's economic strategy of 'pursuing growth at all costs' ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/985694/six-out-10-mainlanders-middle-class-2025
  10. HK's middle class vanishing act

    Posted Oct 11th 2011, 12:00am

    ... a middle class in the city at all,' said statistician Dr Paul Yip Siu-fai, a senior lecturer at the University of Hong Kong. A Hong Kong household earning HK$55,000 a month or above could be classified as middle class, Yip said. Yet only about 10 per cent of the 2.4 million households in the city earn that much, according to government figures (an average household has 3.2 persons). ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/981552/hks-middle-class-vanishing-act

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