Fears for the future of Cantonese as China urges Hong Kong to legally recognise Mandarin – ABC News

Comment: China is an expansionist empire. Peking is the seat of this expansion. Many neighbouring countries have been occupied: (Inner) Mongolia, Tibet, Xinjiang, Manchuria, various remnants of ancient kingdoms in Southern China. Many other neighbours are still resisting this expansion: Japan, Taiwan, India, Philippine, Malaysia, Vietnam, … The war is now moving to territorial encroachment and cultural erasure (, posted .).

https://www.abc.net.au/news/2021-06-13/hong-kong-china-mandarin-simplified-chinese-education/100206266

… Professor Lee added that overseas Hong Kong diasporas would help preserve the language, but it still needed “generous support”.

He said unlike Mandarin, which has the Confucius Institute, neither Cantonese nor Hong Kong studies would receive funding from the state…