Local primary students have no problem reading and writing the Chinese characters for common words such as “mushroom”, “pumpkin” or even “universal suffrage”. Not so for Pakistani girl Igra Khan, who is in Form Three.Monday, 6 May, 2013, 10:51am 1 comment
The population of South Asians living in Hong Kong has grown in the last two decades.1 Oct 2012 - 4:21am
It seems everyone is enamoured by lists that categorise and stereotype. From the annual Forbes list of the world's richest people to the weekly lists of best-selling books, movies, diets and even holiday destinations, there is something for everybody. A world without a top-10 roll of honour would be unthinkable.22 Apr 2012 - 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 ESF to maintain its luxurious schools', August 30).2 Sep 2011 - 12:00am
Vivek Mahbubani has made a name for himself by cracking jokes about his ethnicity. An ethnic Indian, born and raised in Hong Kong, the 28-year-old builds his stand-up comedy routine around cultural and racial stereotypes about South Asian residents like himself.31 Jul 2011 - 12:00am
I am saddened by the shooting death of a homeless Nepali man last week. All we know from the news is the police version of events saying the officer was simply defending himself. The truth, however, could be a different story.23 Mar 2009 - 12:00am
RTHK's English-language channel, Radio 3, will be hosting two ethnic-minority programmes starting today. The two programmes - in Urdu and Nepali - are to provide news, culture and music to listeners.13 Jul 2008 - 12:00am
THE IMAGE OF Sikhs for most Hongkongers is one of burly, turban-wearing, bearded bank guards who convey an air of unwavering duty. However, this stereotype belies a rich history.26 Jan 2007 - 12:00am
EVERY FOUR YEARS it seems there is only one story in town. 'You are probably thinking of all the people who turned out to see England's first World Cup match,' said British Consul-General Stephen Bradley.
He was responding to a question about Hong Kong's enduring fondness for the United Kingdom, and the diplomat's one-liner contained a great deal of truth.22 Jun 2006 - 12:00am
IN A BARE training hall in Yuen Long, some youngsters practise taekwondo while their instructor prepares a lesson. There's little about his slight build and unassuming manner to suggest it, but Khadka Raju is a black-belt exponent of the Korean martial art.7 Sep 2005 - 12:00am
It is often said that Hong Kong aspires to be 'Asia's world city', potentially the London or New York of Asia, and certainly it is said that the goal is not to be just another city of many in China.
However, in order to potentially reach the aspiration Hong Kong policies need to be in agreement and run in tandem with the goal.7 Aug 2003 - 12:00am
The Pakistan Islamic Welfare Union has been struggling since the establishment of the SAR in 1997 for non-Chinese residents of Hong Kong to be given Chinese nationality.12 Dec 2002 - 12:00am
Those who arrived in Hong Kong before the handover, and were born after at least one of their parents became a Hong Kong permanent resident. Estimated to be less than 100 beneficiaries.11 Jan 2002 - 12:00am
I responded to an advert in the classified section of the South China Morning Post, for property in Richview Terrace.
When I called the estate agent to get more details I was told the agent would do her best to 'convince' the landlord. She then asked my nationality.17 Aug 2001 - 12:00am
To suggest, as one of your readers does in the letter headlined 'Low-level officials make crucial decisions' (South China Morning Post, June 9), that 'rule by man' prevails is to ignore the laws of Hong Kong.
Article 18 of and Annex III to the Basic Law provide that the Nationality Law of the People's Republic of China applies in the Hong Kong SAR.13 Jul 2001 - 12:00am