Thursday, October 8, 2015   

(Policy Address) More support for South Asians to learn Chinese; new minority service center planned
(01-15 12:21)

South Asians living in Hong Kong will get more support to learn Chinese from early childhood education through to primary and secondary levels, Leung Chun-ying promised.
He encouraged the more than 60,000 South Asians living in Hong Kong, to “improve their ability to listen to, speak, read and write Chinese.’’
He also said the Civil Service Bureau will help review and adjust the language proficiency requirements on the basis that the adjusted requirements will not affect the functioning of the grades concerned, to ensure that ethnic minorities will continue to have equal access to jobs in the Government
In addition, a new service center will be established in Kwai Tsing to assist ethnic minorities. “More ethnic minority residents will be recruited to expand the outreach service,’’ Leung said.
He also said the Police Force encourages ethnic minority residents to join the Junior Police Call and integrate into the community. “Its target is to increase non-ethnic Chinese JPC membership from the existing 1,900 to 2,500 in five years.’’

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