Archive for the ‘Dec 2011- Forgotten but not Gone’ Category
The December 2011 issue of Varsity looks at groups and issues that were once highly visible in Hong Kong, but have since faded from view and public awareness: Pro-Kuomintang, or Nationalist groups and sentiments may no longer be influential in Hong Kong’s social and cultural spheres but KMT supporters can still be found Hong Kong’s […]
People and groups loyal to the Communist mainland and Nationalist Taiwan used to battle for influence in colonial Hong Kong. But as the economic and political clout of the People’s Republic China has risen, support for the Kuomintang cause has waned. The KMT presence has become even more low-key after 1997 but Varsity finds there are still nationalist die-hards in the S.A.R.
Hong Kong’s Nepalese population has grown rapidly over the past two decades. Most Nepalis here are the children of former Gurkha soldiers who were responsible for Hong Kong’s security during the colonial years. Many of ex-soldiers have retired to Nepal or moved to the UK, but their children have decided to make Hong Kong their home. Varsity learns about some of the problems they face.
Most people associate refugees and asylum-seekers in Hong Kong with the hundreds of thousands of Vietnamese boat people who sought safety here. But there are currently hundreds of refugees and asylum seekers who in Hong Kong who have fled conflict and persecution back home. Varsity hears about their struggles under the government’s current refugee policy.