Tag: cantonese

UN Combats False Claims on Cantonese

Multiple recent posts on Facebook and Twitter that claim that the United Nations (UN) has officially defined Cantonese as a language and not a dialect and that it is not recognized as one of the six “leading languages in daily use” has turned out to be false. The UN told AFP Fact check that the posts,...

Cantonese Backlash in Hong Kong

An article on the Hong Kong Education Bureau’s website claiming “Cantonese is not an official language” has been removed after criticism. The article, posted on the Language Learning Support site last month, aimed to promote the importance of bilingualism and trilingualism as the city “develops alongside the rapidly growing China” and “the daily usage of Mandarin becomes common.”It...