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  1. Business - Commodities - ART

    China's contemporary art gets a boost from the sandwich class

    Posted Jan 28th 2014, 09:24am by Celine Sun

    ... Celine Sun in Beijing celine.sun@scmp.com After a lull in recent years, mainland contemporary art is growing in popularity Chinese art market stages international revival The Chinese contemporary art market, which has cooled down since 2008, is gaining momentum again with increasing exposure on the global stage and rising numbers of middle-class collectors on the mainland. Philip ...

  2. News - Hong Kong - SOCIETY

    Housing and holidays bring smiles

    Posted Apr 30th 2013, 12:00am by Joyce Ng

    ... Joyce Ng joyce.ng@scmp.com Survey finds Hongkongers are not as happy as before- and the 'sandwich class' are grumpiest Housing and holidays bring smiles The city's happiness level, as measured by an annual survey, dropped to the level in 2008, the year of the global financial crisis. And the least happy are those in the "sandwich class", whose incomes ...

  3. Sale of the last of Housing Society flats draws 30,000 home seekers

    Posted Apr 08th 2010, 12:00am by Paggie Leung

    ... families applying to buy one of the so-called sandwich-class homes that are built for middle-income families who earn too much to qualify for public housing, but too little to afford private ... transactions of the sandwich-class flats and those of private property in the area. The society then offers a discount, which is 23 per cent for the latest flats put up for sale. Concern group Caring ...

  4. Sandwich class home purchase help urged

    Posted Jul 05th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Martin Cheung and Janet Gu The government was yesterday urged to help those in the sandwich class to get a home. Liberal Party honorary chairman James Tien Pei-chun said Hong Kong could ... for more public rental flats aimed at the sandwich class and said the income limit for such homes should be raised. Speaking after meeting Secretary for Development Carrie Lam Cheng Yuet-ngor, Tien ...

  5. Housing Society revises subsidy scheme

    Posted Sep 11th 2008, 12:00am by Dennis Chong

    ... Dennis Chong The Housing Society has revised its maintenance subsidy scheme in order to encourage more owners of old flats to make their buildings safer and improve the living environment. The revised scheme will also cover half of the buildings' lia ...

  6. Agents wary of 'bargain' sandwich-class flats

    Posted Mar 03rd 2010, 12:00am by Paggie Leung

    ... Paggie Leung The Housing Society is selling its 'sandwich-class' flats in Tseung Kwan O at a discount price of HK$3,000 per square foot, but some property agents say the offer is not attractive enough. The 464 flats at the Pinnacle, a housing estate completed in 1998 under the society's sandwich class housing scheme, are open for applications today. Prices for flats range ...

  7. Sandwich class

    Posted Mar 18th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Susan Jung I've always thought of provolone as a sandwich cheese, probably because it's the cheese many Philadelphians choose to go on the American city's famous cheesesteaks (although others would argue that this sandwich of grilled, thinly sliced beef and onions should be made only with neon-orange Cheez Whiz). Provolone is also one of the cheese options ...

  8. Beefing up the middle-class meat in the economic sandwich

    Posted Feb 19th 2012, 12:00am

    ... class as an endangered species, Chinese leaders see them as saviours of the nation. Last week the Communist Party journal Qiushi published a commentary by Vice-Premier Li Keqiang, widely expected to become China's premier next year. In it, Li stressed the need for China to enlarge its share of 'middle-income earners'. The phrase 'middle class' is still ...

  9. Sandwich class

    Posted Mar 13th 2011, 12:00am by Susan Jung

    ... Susan Jung Many people wouldn't classify sandwiches as a snack; more a meal they can eat while sitting in front of the computer. They can be meals, I suppose, although they're not something I'd want to have every day, at least not if they were the typical sandwiches sold here: mass-made using poor quality, mushy bread and squashed into triangle-shaped boxes. However, ...

  10. 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 ...




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