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Promoting Putonghua in schools is not about giving Hong Kong an ‘edge,’ it is political

Just over a year ago, I spoke with a Hong Kong-based British writer who was researching an article about the extent to which Cantonese was an endangered language. I told her that ironically, any perceived subtle and not-so-subtle attempts to undermine Cantonese had provoked such strong reactions in Hong Kong society that, in many ways, […]