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Hong Kong: Migrant workers support pier preservation

Hoidick from inmediahk.net reported on a survey on migrant workers’ opinion towards public space at Central, especially near the city hall and Queen's pier: Given that Queen’s Pier (and also City Hall and Star Ferry) is so important to the Filipino/as’ community as an irreplaceable ‘home away from home’, it is not surprising that they strongly demand to preserve it in situ. Hong Kong people have been sharing this wonderful public space with foreign workers for over 2 decades. Queen’s Pier, City Hall and Star Ferry have become the celebratory symbol of cultural diversity, where locals and foreigners co-exist in harmony because it is a self-regulated public space with little state interference. (zh / en)

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