|Do the South Asians really care if they are Hong Kong’s or China’s?|
|Written by Iris Chan Pui Shan|
|Tuesday, 08 May 2007|
Identity is a controversial or sensitive issue to the ethnic minorities, especially when Hong Kong, or more precisely, when the Hong Kong people also struggle about their identities after the handover. Many of the Hong Kong Chinese citizens hesitate before they fill in “CHINESE” for “NATIONALITY”. So, how about the South Asians? How do they actually identify themselves in Hong Kong when this piece of land has reunified with our motherland China?
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South Asians, as migrant workers, do not show much feelings towards their identity after the handover. To them, their main concern is their employment opportunities and living. Interviewed three Indonesian ladies for their feelings towards the reunification. They all show positive views. One reason for that is the society does prove to have provided them with better working conditions. The lady in the picture is an Indonesian contract worker. She has come to Hong Kong for almost 2 years. She was currently working for a local cleaning company. She said she was happy to have come here.
She was going back to her home country to renew her contract. She said she was not worrying about that because she found increased job opportunities in Hong Kong. She thought one of the reasons for that was the reunification.She also told that some of her friends, who have worked for over 10 years in Hong Kong, were better paid after 1997.
|Last Updated ( Tuesday, 08 May 2007 )|
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