Kwong Wing Cafe in Tsim Sha Tsui, where a sign says staff only speak Cantonese. Photo: Xiaomei Chen

Language barriers: some Hong Kong restaurants still cite Covid-19 in turning away Mandarin speakers – but at what cost?

  • While many have decried the policy as discriminatory, the city’s Equal Opportunities Commission has been largely powerless to stop it
  • Analysts believe the city’s roiling political environment since protests kicked off last June has played a role in the mainlander bans
Topic |   Coronavirus pandemic
Kwong Wing Cafe in Tsim Sha Tsui, where a sign says staff only speak Cantonese. Photo: Xiaomei Chen
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