Archive for the ‘March 2012-Language wars in Hong Kong’ Category
Under the Hong Kong government’s policy of trilingualism and biliteracy, Cantonese, English and Putonghua are meant to be of equal importance. But in reality, the three are often competing. This issue of Varsity looks at the language wars in Hong Kong: Hong Kongers have leapt to defend Cantonese from perceived encroachment from Putonghua and in […]
Hong Kongers take inspiration from pro-Cantonese movement in Guangdong and stand up to defend their mother tongue from encroachment from Putonghua.
Meet the local Cantonese-speaking parents who will only speak to their children. They say they want their kids to have a head-start. But experts tell Varsity kids have more to gain from a multilingual environment.
As more and more schools teach Chinese in Putonghua, teachers, parents and students tell Varsity whether they think it’s a better way to learn.