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欢迎来到香港: Welcome to Hong Kong

http://www.aljazeera.com/programmes/witness/2014/02/welcome-hong-kong-2014222165512984842.html This Al-Jazeera Witness documentary was first broadcast in February 2014 and I am very glad it was. The fact that another film has been made about the issues surrounding housing in Hong Kong means that there is growing awareness that the issue exists, and more acknowledgement that the governing bodies of Hong Kong’s public … Continue reading

Australia’s Aboriginal languages and the Sami in Northern Europe

I have been reading into dying and endangered languages since learning that the Saami people, Europe’s last indigenous group who live variously in the northernmost parts of Finland, Norway, Sweden and Russia, have their own languages which still remain within the Finno-Ugric group of which Finnish and Hungarian are a part. I learned that “language … Continue reading

The Next Life

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jjsfUfCclrQ Al-Jazeera Witness is a series I follow as often as I can. Its films are unintrusive and moving without being sentimental. I have had a growing interest in China for several years now, particularly the central and western regions. In 2008, the Sichuan earthquake left as many as 11 million people homeless and killed … Continue reading