"How do you like living in China?" a friend asks. "You mean Hong Kong," I say. After correcting her a few times I stop. "What's the difference?" she asks. And that is exactly the problem that Hong Kong faces.
Schools in Sindh, the second most populous province of Pakistan, may start teaching Mandarin Chinese beginning in 2013. The suggestion, which may soon turn into a decision, has created rifts between the provincial government and teachers.