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  1. 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
  2. Comment - Insight & Opinion - WHO SAID IT?

    Who said it?

    Posted Jul 23rd 2014, 04:16am by STAFF

    ... This brought it home that they are out to kill us and we have to stop them Yehuda Ben-Meir of Israel's Institute for National Security Studies on threats from Palestinian militants   He sees three billion new consumers and a rising middle class in China and India Mario Gabelli of Gamco Investors on why Rupert Murdoch wants Time Warner   It is a shame for the Asian Games ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1557303/who-said-it
  3. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    The middle way to electing the next chief executive

    Posted Mar 24th 2014, 06:22pm by MICHAEL DAVIS

    ... sector; That there be no corporate voters and no discrimination against any class of voters in order, for example, to include among constituents in the various sectors such grass-roots groups ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/article/1456235/middle-way-electing-next-chief-executive
  4. Fashion makes a statement for middle-class buyers

    Posted Jul 16th 2011, 12:00am

    ... people spend more on clothing and as spending increases in smaller cities, The Boston Consulting Group says. 'The profile of a typical fashion consumer in China is a middle-class person, ... worth of clothing per year. BCG estimates in a report that the number of middle-class consumers, who earn 74,000 yuan or more annually, will rise to 140 million in 2020 from the current 50 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/973595/fashion-makes-statement-middle-class-buyers
  5. Tougher times for the middle class

    Posted May 16th 2011, 12:00am

    ... picture may be more complicated in Hong Kong. Government figures obtained by the Post show that both the rich and the poor fare better today than five years ago. It's the middle class and their slightly poorer cousins, the so-called sandwiched class, who aren't doing so well. The highest and the lowest earners both had increases of more than a sixth, but incomes in the middle rose ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/967849/tougher-times-middle-class
  6. 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
  7. Middle class feels the pinch on wages

    Posted May 11th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Morning Post, further showed the city was at risk of turning into a so-called M-shaped society, with swelling numbers of rich and poor people and a diminishing middle class. Average earnings ... Simpson Cheung Hong Kong's rich got richer over the past five years and even the poor made more. But for people in the middle, it was not so good. Middle-income earners- shut out ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/967361/middle-class-feels-pinch-wages
  8. 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
  9. Middle class covered under health safety net

    Posted Sep 15th 2010, 12:00am by Ella Lee

    ... for a financial assistance scheme called the Samaritan Fund. A person familiar with the new policy said the second safety net was aimed at providing better protection to middle-class people suffering ... the limit, they will also be covered by the fund- even if they are on a middle income.' The bureau says the government should be able to afford the new policy as only a minority of patients ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/724795/middle-class-covered-under-health-safety-net
  10. 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

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