The Hong Kong men’s team lift the trophy at the Asia Rugby Seven Series 2021 in Dubai. Demographically speaking, some Hong Kong sports teams are composed mainly of ethnic minorities. Yet, the term “ethnic minority” is often used to describe a less privileged segment of the population. Photo: Asia Rugby
The Hong Kong men’s team lift the trophy at the Asia Rugby Seven Series 2021 in Dubai. Demographically speaking, some Hong Kong sports teams are composed mainly of ethnic minorities. Yet, the term “ethnic minority” is often used to describe a less privileged segment of the population. Photo: Asia Rugby
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Letters | How the ‘ethnic minority’ label is loaded with meaning in Hong Kong

  • Readers discuss how the term is often used negatively to refer to less privileged people who have trouble learning Chinese, and worker protections in hot climates

The Hong Kong men’s team lift the trophy at the Asia Rugby Seven Series 2021 in Dubai. Demographically speaking, some Hong Kong sports teams are composed mainly of ethnic minorities. Yet, the term “ethnic minority” is often used to describe a less privileged segment of the population. Photo: Asia Rugby
The Hong Kong men’s team lift the trophy at the Asia Rugby Seven Series 2021 in Dubai. Demographically speaking, some Hong Kong sports teams are composed mainly of ethnic minorities. Yet, the term “ethnic minority” is often used to describe a less privileged segment of the population. Photo: Asia Rugby
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