People take in some sun at Tamar Park in Hong Kong. Hong Kong aims to use its international links as a barrier to the erosion of its separate status. But its ignorance of much of Southeast and South Asia is an indictment of its education system and the current focus of its political and business leaders. Photo: Sam Tsang People take in some sun at Tamar Park in Hong Kong. Hong Kong aims to use its international links as a barrier to the erosion of its separate status. But its ignorance of much of Southeast and South Asia is an indictment of its education system and the current focus of its political and business leaders. Photo: Sam Tsang
People take in some sun at Tamar Park in Hong Kong. Hong Kong aims to use its international links as a barrier to the erosion of its separate status. But its ignorance of much of Southeast and South Asia is an indictment of its education system and the current focus of its political and business leaders. Photo: Sam Tsang
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How ignorance undermines Hong Kong’s claim to be going global

Philip Bowring says the overt and subtle prejudices societies harbour are an impediment to trade and progress, and can best be tackled through learning, wherever they are found – whether in Hong Kong, Britain, America or mainland China

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People take in some sun at Tamar Park in Hong Kong. Hong Kong aims to use its international links as a barrier to the erosion of its separate status. But its ignorance of much of Southeast and South Asia is an indictment of its education system and the current focus of its political and business leaders. Photo: Sam Tsang People take in some sun at Tamar Park in Hong Kong. Hong Kong aims to use its international links as a barrier to the erosion of its separate status. But its ignorance of much of Southeast and South Asia is an indictment of its education system and the current focus of its political and business leaders. Photo: Sam Tsang
People take in some sun at Tamar Park in Hong Kong. Hong Kong aims to use its international links as a barrier to the erosion of its separate status. But its ignorance of much of Southeast and South Asia is an indictment of its education system and the current focus of its political and business leaders. Photo: Sam Tsang
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