Cultural Diversity in Hong Kong

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Hong Kong's culture was born in a sophisticated fusion of East and West. It not only kept many Chinese traditions, but also experienced a baptism of western culture. This situation led to the diversity of Hong Kong's culture and the people there are open-minded to accept variety. To have a better understanding of this cultural phenomenon, you can give a research on the following aspects.

People in Hong Kong
The population of Hong Kong is formed by Cantonese, Shanghainese, British, Indians and Jews mainly. Cantonese is the majority and Cantonese culture is the mainstream there. Thus, many Chinese concepts like 'family solidarity', 'family glory', 'saving face' and 'modesty' carry significant weight in Hong Kong's culture. On the other hand, many locals adopted western ways of life. Language
Cantonese is used most widely. Since Hong Kong's reversion to China in 1997, Hong Kong government has adopted the 'biliterate and trilingual' policy. That's to say, Chinese and English are regarded as the official languages; Cantonese, Chinese mandarin and English are spoken languages.

Food
As a culinary capital of Asia, Hong Kong boasts various delicacies in the local or from overseas. Hong Kong is influenced by western countries and some of the foods there combine the flavors of Chinese cuisine and western cuisine. Holidays In Hong Kong, people celebrate the Chinese traditional holidays, such as Chinese Lunar New Year, Ching Ming Festival (Qing Ming Festival) and Mid-Autumn Festival. And also they have a holiday on Good Friday, Eastern Monday, Christmas Day and other western festivals. Kung Fu
Kung Fu is accepted as a form of entertainment and exercise. Tai Chi, sometimes referred to as Shadow Boxing, was developed many years ago. There are groups of people practicing Tai Chi in the park at dawn. Kung Fu movie of Hong Kong is also well-known. Gambling…...

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