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  1. News - Hong Kong

    Southeast and South Asians are Hong Kong's poorest of the poor

    Posted Dec 14th 2013, 05:29am by Jennifer Ngo

    ... Jennifer Ngo jennifer.ngo@scmp.com Southeast and South Asians are poorest of poor Hong Kong's Asian minorities are the poorest of the poor, with needs that are often different from the rest of the population, ethnic minority rights advocate Fermi Wong Wai-fun said. Speaking yesterday at the year's final "Redefining Hong Kong" discussion, sponsored by the South ...

  2. Comment - Letters

    City should offer health education appropriate to different cultures

    Posted Oct 01st 2012, 12:00am by LETTERS

    ... HK should offer culturally appropriate healthy-eating tips The population of South Asians living in Hong Kong has grown in the last two decades. Their culture with regard to religion, ... of developing cardiovascular disease. But information on the health of South Asians in Hong Kong is limited. A health screening programme was conducted by the United Christian Nethersole Community ...

  3. New radio shows help fill the gap for South Asian community

    Posted Jul 13th 2008, 12:00am by Annemarie Evans

    ... Abid Ali Baig will host the Urdu programme Hong Kong Ki Shaam, meaning Hong Kong, at 7.30pm on Sundays. 'It is mainly targeting South Asian listeners,' Mr Baig said of his show. ... of belonging in Hong Kong, while retaining their own cultural identities,' a bureau spokesman said. The programmes will feature a variety of information and entertainment, including music, news, ...

  4. News - Hong Kong - SOCIETY

    Chinese students in Hong Kong unhappier than South Asian classmates: study

    Posted Jun 10th 2014, 06:47pm by Ernest Kao

    ... the city by the Hong Kong Institute of Education found life satisfaction to be lowest among locals, Chinese immigrants and cross-boundary students. South Asian students, about 90 per cent of them ... were locals, 16 per cent mainland immigrants, 4 per cent cross-boundary students and the rest South Asian. The Hong Kong Institute of Education is a publicly-funded tertiary institution which ...

  5. Ambiguities in race law raise need for inquiry into shooting

    Posted Mar 23rd 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... The truth, however, could be a different story. I have witnessed police harassment against South Asians in Hong Kong. Once, as I waited for a taxi in Wan Chai, I saw three police officers stop a South Asian to inquire about his identity. When he asked why he was stopped, he was told 'it's none of your business, cha chai (a Cantonese epithet for South Asians)'. The South ...

  6. Tongue tied

    Posted Jul 31st 2011, 12:00am

    ... routine around cultural and racial stereotypes about South Asian residents like himself. His patter is that much funnier to Hong Kong Chinese because it's delivered in fluent Cantonese ... became the first ethnic Pakistani to join the Hong Kong police force in 14 years. But they are the lucky exceptions. Hong Kong has a long-established South Asian population dating to the 19th ...

  7. Sikh community steeped in history

    Posted Jan 26th 2007, 12:00am by Scarlet Ma

    ... history. The 8,000-strong Sikh community has deep roots in Hong Kong. Many Sikh families have a more legitimate claim to being Hong Kong people than Chinese residents, whose descendents arrived long after the Sikhs came from Northern India's Punjab region in 1841. In April of that year, three months after the British landed on Hong Kong Island, Captain William Caine, the first ...

  8. Asian Godfathers: Money and Power in Hong Kong and South-East Asia

    Posted Aug 26th 2007, 12:00am by Stephen Vines

    ... Stephen Vines Asian Godfathers: Money and Power in Hong Kong and South-East Asia by Joe Studwell Profile Books, HK$220 Every armchair Asia specialist knows about the remarkably small group ... pointing out, for example, that two of Hong Kong's most prominent godfathers, Li Ka-Shing and Cheng Yu-tong, came from humble backgrounds but got their first step on the ladder by marrying ...

  9. Letters

    Posted Sep 02nd 2011, 12:00am

    ... ESF fills role government should play Cynthia Sze is correct in pointing out that there is nothing like the English Schools Foundation anywhere in the world ('Hong Kong should not pay ... If she were to check another legacy of Hong Kong's history, namely the Basic Law, she would see that English remains an official language. Yet when my daughter (who like me has the right ...

  10. Lifestyle - Family & Education - EDUCATION

    South Asian students thwarted by lack of Chinese-language skills

    Posted May 06th 2013, 10:33am by Linda Yeung

    ... Director-general of Oxfam Hong Kong, Stephen Fisher, says about one in seven South Asians are on social security. “Many of those who work are construction workers, security guards or goods deliverers. ... Linda Yeung linda.yeung@scmp.com Schools are failing South Asian students by not teaching them the Chinese-language skills needed for higher education, says Linda Yeung Lost for words ...




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