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  1. 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
  2. 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 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/984052/d-day-battle-middle-class
  3. Rita Fan the pick for top job among middle class

    Posted Aug 22nd 2011, 12:00am

    ... Ng Yuk-hang yukhang.ng@scmp.com Former Legco president Rita Fan Hsu Lai-tai received more support among the middle class than the two other potential contenders for chief executive, a survey found. A group called Middle Class Power polled about 620 people on the streets who identified themselves as middle class. Seventeen per cent supported Fan, who is a member of the National ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/976858/rita-fan-pick-top-job-among-middle-class
  4. 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- ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/966084/dab-out-win-more-middle-class-support
  5. Government must meet housing needs of HK's middle class

    Posted Sep 21st 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... given that there is little hope that private developers can satisfy the housing needs of middle-class residents. The scale of supply of subsidised dwellings by the government can always ... The financial burden to the government of providing [some] middle-class subsidised homes would not be substantial, as it would get its money back from sales and there are no long-term maintenance costs ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/725367/government-must-meet-housing-needs-hks-middle-class
  6. Home ownership a vanishing dream for the middle class

    Posted Mar 17th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... people to find the money they need to own their own home. Even middle-class professionals struggle in the property market because of the extremely high prices in Hong Kong. The government does ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/708843/home-ownership-vanishing-dream-middle-class
  7. Middle-class housing sales brighten sentiment

    Posted Sep 05th 2007, 12:00am by Yvonne Liu

    ... Yvonne Liu Homebuyers are regaining their confidence in the housing market following a rebound in transaction volumes in middle-class housing estates in the secondary market, according ... middle-class housing estates, while property prices remained flat. Transactions in middle-class housing estates rebounded last week. Taikoo Shing in Quarry Bay is one of the major middle-class housing ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/606690/middle-class-housing-sales-brighten-sentiment
  8. Middle class has had enough of developers ignoring objections

    Posted Sep 30th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... The Mega Tower saga will live on in Hong Kong annals as the defining moment when the city's middle class decided enough is enough, the time has come to throw off the shackles of the property ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/654520/middle-class-has-had-enough-developers-ignoring-objections
  9. The triumph of the middle class

    Posted Oct 08th 2003, 12:00am by Anthony Cheung

    ... In the aftermath of July 1, the central government has paid special attention to middle-class sentiments in Hong Kong. First, Chen Zuoer, deputy-director of the Hong Kong and Macau Affairs Office, urged middle-class professionals to play a more active part in politics. Then, President Hu Jintao asked business tycoons to improve their contacts among, and join forces with, the middle ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/430386/triumph-middle-class
  10. 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 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/584970/anxiety-middle-class

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