An early image of Waterfall Bay used the spelling “Hong Cong”. Pictures: SCMP
Jason Wordie
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Then & Now by Jason Wordie

How romanising Chinese became politically correct

Hong Cong, Hongkong, Hong Kong ... the spelling distinctions maybe a staple of dinner-party conversation between long-term residents and newcomers but is there more to it than meets the eye?

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An early image of Waterfall Bay used the spelling “Hong Cong”. Pictures: SCMP
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