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English in Hong Kong: Will declining standards undermine our identity?

Hong Kong’s struggle with the English language is hurting its competitiveness. While English is a vital tool for international commerce, it seems to be increasingly sidelined in Hong Kong. Last year, Singapore retained its position as the world's second-most competitive economy, whereas Hong Kong lagged behind, ranking seventh on a list of 144. Have standards here always been low or are they getting worse? How should Hong Kong tackle this problem to retain its status as Asia’s World City? 

Witness a clash of convictions set to shape your views on:

  • Identifying the roots of the problem
  • Sharpening English skills to improve Hong Kong’s regional competitiveness
  • Overcoming a potential identity crisis by mastering the English language
  • Harnessing multilingualism to capture the free flow of information for potential business opportunities