A TVB broadcast plays at a restaurant in Hong Kong. The station’s recent subtitling of Putonghua news in the mainland’s simplified characters has become another storm in Hong Kong’s language wars. Photo: AFP

Let’s be practical when it comes to the use of language – and script – in Hong Kong

Peter Gordon says those who have staked out a position in the uproar over the use of simplified Chinese characters in Hong Kong should consider the benefits of a more flexible policy

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A TVB broadcast plays at a restaurant in Hong Kong. The station’s recent subtitling of Putonghua news in the mainland’s simplified characters has become another storm in Hong Kong’s language wars. Photo: AFP
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