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theworldofchinese:


Cantonese Call for Cantonese Day
In a fight back against the Beijing government’s endless quest for centralization and standardization, supporters of the Cantonese dialect are calling for a “Cantonese Day”, that would celebrate the  Guangdong people’s mother tongue, writes the South China Morning Post. The day, supporters say, should be held on July 25, a reference to theprotests in Guangzhou on July 25, 2010, which were in response to the central government’s efforts to switch the language of the local news TV station to Putonghua.
Similar to the context for the protests of 2010, support for the dialect’s commemoration day comes amid the intention of the provincial television station to convert more of its programming to Putonghua. In 2010, the government bowed to public pressure, just as they are doing this time around. A compromise has been decided that will see each hour of Cantonese programming alternating with an hour of Putonghua.
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theworldofchinese:

Cantonese Call for Cantonese Day

In a fight back against the Beijing government’s endless quest for centralization and standardization, supporters of the Cantonese dialect are calling for a “Cantonese Day”, that would celebrate the  Guangdong people’s mother tongue, writes the South China Morning Post. The day, supporters say, should be held on July 25, a reference to theprotests in Guangzhou on July 25, 2010, which were in response to the central government’s efforts to switch the language of the local news TV station to Putonghua.

Similar to the context for the protests of 2010, support for the dialect’s commemoration day comes amid the intention of the provincial television station to convert more of its programming to Putonghua. In 2010, the government bowed to public pressure, just as they are doing this time around. A compromise has been decided that will see each hour of Cantonese programming alternating with an hour of Putonghua.

Continue reading here…

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missiondonut:

Song/ Video of the Day #254

Song: 酷愛 (Ardently Love)
Artist: 
張敬軒 (Hins Cheung)
Language: Cantonese

I’ve heard this song many times when I was younger, and I saw Hins on TV all the time… but wow I did not know he was this handsome! I don’t really need to explain this song, it is basically about the love -hate relationship that they have. 楊思琦 (Shirley Yueng) the girl in the MV is one of my favourite actresses, but then I saw I comment that read ” this describes her life” , I was shocked, searched it up and found that she is a single mother now… 

I loved this song haha. 

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Cantonese/Hong Kong Culture Tidbit #1

language-obsession:

I don’t see too much about Hong Kong or Cantonese culture, so I’ll post little bits of information about it.

Today, I went to go eat what’s called 下午茶 (haa m cha), which means afternoon tea in English. It’s the Hong Kong version of English “high tea”, which some of you are familiar with….

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