SCMP | More language support urged for Hong Kong’s ethnic minority women who struggle with Chinese

by Shirley Zhao

The language barrier – an issue for many among the city’s 264,000 ethnic minority residents – is especially daunting for women, who make up about half the group.

With regard to education, the NGO found that about half of the 50 women in its study could not understand Chinese yet still received Chinese-language school notices from time to time.

Also discuss the lack of language support in public hospitals, which require that interpretation services be booked at least one day in advance.

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