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My City is Being Tear Gassed

adricthemindnimon:

This is not a good weekend. I woke up this morning to discover that while I’d been sleeping, police had begun tear gassing protestors in my home town. Please read this, because it really is breaking my heart.

Quick background: Hong Kong was a British colony for 99…

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s-k-apegoat:

My city is in chaos.
This is what’s happening to Hong Kong right this minute.


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It is difficult for me to put into words, but simply put, University students started a class boycott movement demanding democracy and universal suffrage from the Hong Kong and Chinese Government this…

Not going to comment on anything but will be praying for peace and safety in Hong Kong. 

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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…

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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