A Gucci store in Tsim Sha Tsui. A recent census report shows that Putonghua has replaced English as the second-most spoken language by residents after Cantonese. Photo: Reuters

Politics and the English language: why Singapore is ahead of Hong Kong

Weiyi Lim says the difference in English standards in Singapore and Hong Kong comes down to the one major factor dividing them – government policy

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A Gucci store in Tsim Sha Tsui. A recent census report shows that Putonghua has replaced English as the second-most spoken language by residents after Cantonese. Photo: Reuters
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