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Ethnic Minorities in Hong Kong

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With different religion and culture, how ethnic minorities in Hong Kong adapt the surroundings and finding their own joy in here?
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《Hong Kong My Home II》 She ain't different from me

2017-09-01

《Hong Kong My Home II》 She ain't different from me

2017-09-01
Some ethnic minorities find it hard to make a living or find a job because of language or cultural barriers. However, there are some of them who are proficient in Chinese but still toil and moil simply because of their skin colour.

Diversity and openness are always highlighted in Hong Kong, so that ethnic minorities can play more roles in the society, among which is Maggie with Pakistani descent. Maggie is now an Officer of Correctional Services who serves at the Lo Wu Correctional Institution as an area-in-charge officer. She speaks fluent Cantonese because she was born in Hong Kong. She was abandoned by her parents when she was three months old at an orphanage and was adopted by a Hong Kong family when she was three. She has never come into contact with her biological parents and she knows nothing about Pakistani culture. She had been studying in mainstream schools in Hong Kong since her childhood with no difference between her and other Chinese children besides her appearance. However, she was always regarded as an “alien” and taunted by others because of her skin colour.

Maggie cannot bear to think of the past, but her bitter childhood has pushed Maggie further in studies. Eventually, she was admitted into the Chinese University of Hong Kong and returned to her old school and worked as a teacher after graduation. Maggie joined the Correctional Services Department a year ago as a challenge to herself. She has won the trust of ethnic minority inmates because of the Pakistani appearance, but she cannot speak or understand their languages. To better understand her own origin and ethnic history, Maggie is now studying Pakistani and Pakistani culture in hope of helping the Pakistanis in Hong Kong when her studies come to fruition.
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