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View Poll Results: Which is HK more of?
More "Chinese" 26 89.66%
More "British" 3 10.34%
Voters: 29. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 12-13-2018, 10:04 AM
 
Location: Sunnyvale, CA
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I have a Spanish name and a Chinese name, and it's not really the same comparison as someone studying.
Out of curiosity, why do you have a Spanish name?
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Old 12-13-2018, 02:02 PM
 
Location: Tulsa
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Out of curiosity, why do you have a Spanish name?
I remember he has ancestors from Mexico.

By the way, when I am asked the name of the order in Starbucks/fast food joints, I always use Josť because it's easy.
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Old 12-13-2018, 03:29 PM
 
Location: YVR - YYJ - YOW
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Probably the most British thing to me were the English accents (those who could speak it properly - usually picked up from an international primary school) and the HK style of breakfast which involved scrambled eggs and milk tea (and I don't even know if that's particularly British... just my own head's association.

Other than that, not a whole lot. No more British than other international Asian cities
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Old 12-13-2018, 03:36 PM
 
Location: SoCal
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My daughter came to HK recently, having a British dad, she said it’s surprised to her that they are Chinese with a British accent.
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Old 12-13-2018, 03:44 PM
 
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the only british thing about HK is the wig those lawyers wear on TV. so stupid
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Old 12-13-2018, 08:06 PM
 
Location: Boston, MA
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My daughter came to HK recently, having a British dad, she said itís surprised to her that they are Chinese with a British accent.
British international school graduates will have British accents. There are even Chinese in HK with American accents (those that went to American international school). Local secondary school graduates will just have ordinary Chinese accents when speaking English.
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Old 12-14-2018, 08:33 AM
 
Location: Sunnyvale, CA
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When I was in HK, the things I observed were: the vast majority of Chinese people there don't understand English; those who do definitely don't speak it with a British accent.
I suspect this idea that Hong Kong is "more British than Chinese" is left-over from 40 years ago, but is no longer applicable today.
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Old 12-22-2018, 06:47 PM
 
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Hong Kong is no longer the "East meets West" crossroads it once was. It's handover to China has greatly assimilated it back into China. Hong Kong is perhaps no more westernized than Taipei or Tokyo or Seoul nowadays.

Singapore is currently the most westernized nation in Asia. You should have asked this question about Singapore.
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Old 12-23-2018, 10:07 AM
 
Location: Silicon Valley, CA
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Hong Kong was never as culturally westernized to the extent that outsiders may think, even in the colonial era.

Perhaps only the local Chinese who were educated in the UK and adapted some of their ways, and Anglophilic speech patterns had some influence, but at the core, they were culturally Chinese.

The vast majority of the population weren't really affected all that much.
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Old 12-23-2018, 10:08 AM
 
Location: Silicon Valley, CA
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the only british thing about HK is the wig those lawyers wear on TV. so stupid
They still drive on the left side of the road - changing over to the PRC traffic patterns would be too disruptive, expensive and unnecessary. Macau is the same way.
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