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May 09, 2005

Hong Kong Losing International City Status to Rivals

An article on the web site of Chinese newspaper The Standard reported on a recent survey of English usage in east Asia. The survey, carried out via the Internet by Wall Street Institute, included more than 16,000 people in the Chinese mainland, Hong Kong, Japan, South Korea, Singapore, Taiwan and Thailand. The article focuses mainly on comparisons between Hong Kong, the mainland and Singapore, and bemoans how Hong Kong's English standards are being eclipsed by those of its rivals and affecting its position as an international city.
Survey into English use sows world city doubts

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