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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. 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 ...

  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 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. A godsend for the democrats

    Posted Dec 13th 2006, 12:00am by Chris Yeung

    ... strength in the major professional sectors- which largely represent the views and aspirations of the middle class. Until Sunday, the Civic Party's performance- since its creation in March- had ... appeal to the middle class. By default or design, the Democratic Party shifted to a backup role in Mr Leong's election campaign. This has heralded a new partnership in the mainstream ...

  8. Politics more than just feeding carp: Audrey Eu

    Posted Mar 27th 2006, 12:00am by Jimmy Cheung

    ... it and that's the end of it.' Ms Eu said on RTHK's Letter to Hong Kong that middle-class people were not just concerned about tax cuts, but about society as a whole. She said the Civic Party aspired to represent a cross-section of society, not just the middle class. ...

  9. 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 ...

  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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