In the upcoming film Deegide, a Mongolian woman herder struggles to keep her family and their sheep alive as a spring snowstorm descends upon the plains, threatening them with starvation.Saturday, 23 November, 2013, 12:21am
Five members of ethnic minorities who call Hong Kong their home collectively applied for Chinese citizenship at the Immigration Tower yesterday, fearing they would be pressured to drop their applications if they went alone.
Their fear stemmed from past experiences of applicants who were told not to bother as they had no chance of success.12 May 2013 - 1:49pm
The 83 workers killed in the disaster were almost all members of the Han ethnic majority and from across the country, illustrating how minorities rarely see the fruits of underground wealth - not even dangerous jobs.8 Apr 2013 - 5:49am
The appointment of a Hui Muslim as head of the State Council's ethnic affairs body may seem strategic, but experts say this will do little to ease the country's ethnic tensions as the chief will have limited political power.20 Mar 2013 - 5:14am
Education chiefs are under growing pressure to address the Chinese-language learning needs of minorities after a member of the United Nations team scrutinising Hong Kong's human-rights performance criticised the local approach.19 Mar 2013 - 8:08am
The central government's goal of building "a moderately prosperous society in all respects" by 2020 may be dampened by sluggish economic growth in ethnic minority and border areas, some political advisers have warned.7 Mar 2013 - 4:43am
There are three broad categories of people who are denied banking services. They include domestic helpers, the very poor, and people from South Asia.18 Feb 2013 - 12:28pm
Maggie Cheung was born in Hong Kong, her parents are Hongkongers, she speaks perfect Cantonese, holds a Hong Kong identity card and a Chinese home return permit, but it took media pressure for the government to grant her Chinese nationality.18 Nov 2012 - 2:18pm 39 comments
US President Barack Obama enjoyed soaring support from Asian Americans to win another term, a post-election survey revealed, as voters elected Congress's first Hindu lawmaker.9 Nov 2012 - 3:27am
For half a century a single precious copy of a textbook kept the language of Myanmar's Shan people alive for students, forced to learn in the shadows under a repressive junta.22 Oct 2012 - 3:00am
There have been several media reports recently about ethnic minorities who have lived in Hong Kong for many years seeing their applications to become naturalised Chinese citizens denied.22 Oct 2012 - 5:42am
Hong Kong's Muslims have religious freedoms they cannot enjoy elsewhere in a unique city of hybrid cultures, but have to put up with prejudice and, often, overt discrimination.
These are some of the conclusions in a new book by Chinese University anthropology lecturer Paul O'Connor, 36, who moved from England 12 years ago to study the city's unique relationship with Islam.30 Sep 2012 - 4:55am 3 comments
Disabled in society need more help
The government is failing to address the limited education and employment opportunities along with accessibility issues and unsatisfactory legal protection for the city's disabled community.25 Sep 2012 - 2:53am
Hong Kong likes to see itself as a role model for cultural diversity and racial tolerance. Although we are a predominantly Chinese society, sizeable expatriate and ethnic minority communities co-exist in harmony. Arguably, we provide equal opportunities for everyone. We are entitled to the same right to work, study and pursue our way of life regardless of our ethnic origin.2 Sep 2012 - 2:33am
The first South Asian woman to be recruited as a police officer since the handover has successfully completed her training and will start her first day at work tomorrow.
But opinion is divided on whether this heralds a new multi-cultural dawn or is simply window dressing.26 Aug 2012 - 4:59am