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  1. A hole in the middle

    Posted May 14th 2011, 12:00am

    ... of noise, which maintains the focus on their interests. But in the middle, apart from some weasel words by officials and a motley collection of self-avowed middle-class pressure groups, there is nothing. This may help to explain why, according to figures recently produced by this newspaper, the middle class is being financially squeezed while those at the top and bottom of the tree have ...

  2. Three generations of hopes and fears... Class of 1997

    Posted Jul 01st 2007, 12:00am by Nora Tong, Norma Connolly, Will Clem

    ... and services that they buy. 'In the past 10 years, the middle class has suffered the most. It is the group that contributed the largest part of its income to government revenues, but enjoyed ... special hopes and concerns. A decade on, we revisit two of those students, plus gauge opinion among this year's graduation class, and the graduates of 10 years hence... Benjamin Mok Kwan-yu ...

  3. 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 ...

  4. Counting the cost

    Posted May 16th 2010, 12:00am by Daniel Jeffreys

    ... There are many Hongkongers who must sympathise with her and most are hard-working middle-class professionals. The profiteering of developers combined with the greed of speculators and the connivance of the government has priced a large number of middle-class Hongkongers out of a decent home. Looking at apartments in other cities, most people tend to rank properties on a scale that might look like this: ...

  5. Top-class artistic programme on offer

    Posted Jun 02nd 2012, 12:00am

    ... John Cremer The cultural dimension of the 'Italy 2012: Quality and Lifestyle' festival will give audiences in Hong Kong the chance to enjoy a top-class programme of artistic and cultural events. Notable among these is Eduardo de Filippo's Filumena, a much-loved Italian play presented in English translation at the Arts Centre in Wan Chai. It follows a group ...

  6. Learning outside the class aids students to develop

    Posted May 14th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Michael Kremmer Most Hong Kong students choose to study overseas in countries such as Australia or Canada, in order to gain access to a wide range of high quality courses offered by highly ranked universities, to improve their language skills and to benef ...

  7. Middle East seen maintaining flow of investments

    Posted Jan 28th 2008, 12:00am by Enoch Yiu

    ... Enoch Yiu HK has strong gateway appeal Oil-rich investors from the Middle East are likely to continue seeking partnerships with Hong Kong financial institutions to invest on the mainland, ... of the brokerage as a non-executive director. Fellow brokers believe more such tie-ups between Middle East strategic investors and Hong Kong financial institutions are on the cards. 'Many Middle East ...

  8. Mixed blessing

    Posted Apr 02nd 2012, 12:00am

    ... as something that only pro-democracy supporters and the middle class participated in, the Federation of Trade Unions lawmaker Wong Kwok-hing effectively castrated a huge chunk of the population, extending a class struggle aimed at marginalising the middle class. That kind of crazy talk will result in political costs beyond Wong's reach. That is a tectonic shift in the 'them vs ...

  9. A rising son skips class and joins the big boys

    Posted Dec 02nd 2011, 12:00am

    ... with Tim Noonan It was just another Thursday morning for most teenagers in Hong Kong. Try to keep your eyes open in class and count the minutes until the weekend arrives. One local teenager, though, would not be making it to classes today and he had a pretty decent excuse for his absence from West Island School. While most of his mates had their heads stuck in a textbook, ...

  10. Class system

    Posted Jul 12th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Peter Kammerer Education is supposed to bring out the best in our children, to teach them about the possibilities that adulthood offers and give them the chance to develop to their highest possible potential. Well, that was what I thought until I started ...




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