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Newscast Subtitles Prompt Debate in Hong Kong

A Hong Kong TV station’s use of a Chinese script associated with the mainland has sparked a public outcry amid concerns Beijing is eroding the city's identity. More than 10,000 people wrote to TVB, Hong Kong’s largest television station, criticizing its decision to use simplified Chinese characters during its newscast. Hong Kong uses "traditional Chinese," a more complex set of characters, whereas "simplified Chinese" is more popular on the mainland. The station...

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