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  1. 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 ...

  2. 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 ...

  3. 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). ...

  4. 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 ...

  5. Middle class not happy with chief's governance

    Posted Sep 14th 2005, 12:00am by Jimmy Cheung

    ... Jimmy Cheung Donald Tsang Yam-kuen has been warned against complacency after a think-tank study found the middle class are still dissatisfied with his governance. The study, released ... figure of the survey covering 225 middle-class professionals was only 31. In the general survey, the government's ability to listen to critical opinions was rated at 55, while the middle ...

  6. A class apart

    Posted Apr 09th 2007, 12:00am by Kitty Poon, Poon Kit

    ... Kitty Poon kittypoon@netvigator.com As Donald Tsang Yam-kuen prepares for his second term as chief executive, the hopes and fears of Hong Kong's middle class- the backbone ... has regained a strong foothold in recent years. Rents have risen 22 per cent on average in the past three years, according to government statistics. Property prices in middle-class residential ...

  7. Will no-frills flats fill sandwich class needs?

    Posted Jul 31st 2011, 12:00am

    ... Olga Wong olga.wong@scmp.com Just what is a 'no-frills flat'? Nine months after Chief Executive Donald Tsang Yam-kuen promised to build plenty of smaller, more affordable homes, no government department can tell you what the term specifically means. But that hasn't stopped the sandwich class- middle-class people too well-off to qualify for public housing but not rich ...

  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. Finance chief's approval rating falls after speech

    Posted Feb 03rd 2012, 12:00am

    ... for the financial chief's fifth budget. While the middle-class in general liked the proposals, the poor were angry, believing that they had again been left behind. The poll showed that 38 per cent ... on Wednesday for those on lower incomes- such as subsidies for public housing rent and electricity- do not apply to those who live in subdivided flats and do not receive welfare. Many middle-class ...

  10. Tsang's last budget squeaks past the post

    Posted Mar 30th 2012, 12:00am

    ... HK$108,000 to HK$120,000 and a property rates waiver. Critics say the measures will benefit the middle class, while offering little help for the poor. The budget bill eventually passed by 39 votes ... measures for the middle-classes, including the increase in tax allowances, the HK$10 billion injection to the Samaritan Fund [to help the needy buy medicine], and the [HK$15.4 billion allocated ...




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