Hong Kong, Education of South Asians in

The Hong Kong Special Administrative Region of the People's Republic of China (“Hong Kong,” or “SAR”), like many societies, faces challenges associated with increasing immigration and the growing diversity of its population. This entry provides background on Hong Kong's demographic profile, the impact of ethnic diversity on its education system, the government's policy responses, debates about language learning and school integration, and the relevant legal framework, which includes antidiscrimination legislation and a constitutional right to equality.

Hong Kong's Demographic Profile

Hong Kong's population is made up largely of ethnically Han Chinese who are descended from immigrants—or emigrated themselves—from various parts of China. It also includes the descendents of “indigenous” Chinese inhabitants who lived in Hong Kong at the time it was ceded to the British as a ...

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