Young performers from Cha Duk Chang Children’s Cantonese Opera Association rehearse for their annual show, in Chai Wan on September 30. Speaking Cantonese is seen as an essential feature of the Hong Kong identity, and a focus on Mandarin can be perceived as “mainlandisation”. Photo: Martin Chan

Hong Kong is defined by Cantonese, but must see the big picture on Mandarin and a rising China

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Young performers from Cha Duk Chang Children’s Cantonese Opera Association rehearse for their annual show, in Chai Wan on September 30. Speaking Cantonese is seen as an essential feature of the Hong Kong identity, and a focus on Mandarin can be perceived as “mainlandisation”. Photo: Martin Chan
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