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Nischaya and Neivda are brother and sister who study in P.2 and P.3 respectively. After they were born in Nepal, their father brought them to Hong Kong. In November last year, the two went back to their hometown in Nepal for the first time. Although the simplicity in their hometown has excited their curiosity, it is still difficult for the two who were raised in Hong Kong to get used to the lifestyle there.

Their father wants the two to attain proficiency in Chinese, so that they will not need to make a living through labour-intensive works like him. Learning Chinese is essential in entering into mainstream society, but as a father, he also wants his children to learn in joy without infinite stress and worries over school reports, such affection is replete with both contradictions and love.

Swatica, with her outstanding academic results, chooses to learn Chinese for the sake of her future, but she also makes this decision to help translate for her mother who knows almost nothing about the Chinese language. Such a clever and precocious girl she is.

These two cases reflect different values. Please listen to the voice of the children.

Hong Kong My Home II

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Hong Kong is truly a world city. Here you can find nationalities from all over the globe. According to the 2011 census, there are 451,000 ethnic minorities living in Hong Kong, making up 6.4% of the total population. It is a threefold increase from ten years ago.
This series documents the lives of ethnic minorities with long-term residency in Hong Kong, especially how they live among the local Chinese. The subjects include the grassroots, those who have a certain degree of success in their careers and the professionals. It weaves a picture of joy and sorrow, of frictions, disputes and mutual support.
The series delves into the religion, culture, education, career, entertainment, friendship, marriage, and food of the ethnic minorities in Hong Kong. The goal is for viewers of different nationalities and racial origins to understand how to live with each other by breaking down the wall of language and cultural differences, and to live with each other with understanding and without prejudice.
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