Language Matters: Dr Lisa Lim Asks What the Case of Hong Kong’s Star Policeman Says About the City’s Language Policy

31 March 2017 (Friday)

31 March 2017 (Friday) – online

Dr Lisa Lim, Associate Professor in the School of English, shares her views on the city’s language policy and discusses the case of Constable Ifzal Zaffar, a Hong Kong policeman of Pakistani descent who became an overnight star, in her fortnightly Post Magazine column: Language Matters.

“Ifzal Zaffar recently climbed a crane and, speaking in Urdu, persuaded a fellow Pakistani not to commit suicide. He’s proficient in Cantonese with help from a government scheme, but a fuller embrace of multilingualism is still needed.”

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Source: SCMP