An Indonesian food shop in Causeway Bay. Several mini hubs of Indonesian Chinese developed in Hong Kong. Picture: Antony Dickson
Jason Wordie
Opinion

Opinion

Then & Now by Jason Wordie

How overseas Chinese answered China’s call to return ‘home’, but couldn’t take the culture shock and left, many for Hong Kong

Hong Kong owes its Indonesian Chinese hubs to the thousands of Chinese from Southeast Asia who answered Zhou Enlai’s call to return and help their ancestral homeland ‘stand up’, but fled in the face of severe culture shock

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An Indonesian food shop in Causeway Bay. Several mini hubs of Indonesian Chinese developed in Hong Kong. Picture: Antony Dickson
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