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South Asians and Africans are no longer Hong Kong’s ‘ethnic other’ – now it’s the mainland Chinese

Hong Kong Free Press Gordon Mathews

Tour of Chungking Mansion on October 25. Photo: United Social Press.

An extraordinary event happened in Chungking Mansions last Saturday. Well over a thousand Hong Kong Chinese people came to the building and participated in free tours conducted by ethnic minority social workers; most also stayed for dinner, causing long good-natured lines of prospective diners to form, waiting for their turn to sample Chungking Mansions’ ethnic cuisines. South Asian shopkeepers in the building who recently had been lamenting their declining business marvelled at the massive influx of young Hongkongers. “I have never seen anything like this in my entire life!” one exclaimed to me.

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