Lau Chaak-ming (left), founder of online Cantonese dictionary words.hk

Cantonese or Putonghua in schools? Hongkongers fear culture and identity 'waning'

As debate rages over which language of instruction is best for learning, many Hongkongers feel they are struggling to hold onto their dialect and culture

Topic |   Cantonese

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Lau Chaak-ming (left), founder of online Cantonese dictionary words.hk
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Elaine Yau

Elaine Yau

Based in Beijing, Elaine is a senior reporter on the culture desk. She covers food, fashion, travel, health and fitness, music, film and TV, arts, lifestyle, as well as insider tips on the best of Beijing. She studied translation in Hong Kong and taught secondary English before joining the South China Morning Post.