Cultural Difference between Hong Kong and the U.S. Essay

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Cultural Difference between Hong Kong and the U.S.

Cultural Difference between Hong Kong and the U.S.
Hong Kong has been one of the most prosperous cities in the world for many years. The idea
of Hong Kong being returned to China was frightening many Hong Kong people in the early
80s, but the handover turned out to be a memorable moment for most of the citizens. Today,
Hong Kong is no longer a colony of Britain and Chinese are holding most of the top
positions in the government. Not only the political and economic issues have been changed
a lot, but also the school system has. Before 1997, most subjects at schools were taught
in English. Although it has been hard for students to learn materials with their second
language, they have been pushing themselves to move along with it. However, after Hong
Kong was returned, many of the secondary schools had been forced by the Chinese government
to change almost all the subjects to Chinese. It is true that the contents of the books
would be more understandable for the students, but the sad thing was that everything would
be changed back to English at universities, which would course a pain for the students.

Also, the studying style in Hong Kong is different from the one in the United States. Most
of the people in the U.S. pay more attention to the process while Hong Kong students
mostly focus only on the result of the courses. In average, students in Hong Kong usually
do not have much work to do between the first day and the final two weeks of a semester,
but they will put all their afford on the last couple weeks to study for the exams. It is
because the schools do not really pay a lot of attentions to their students on how they
look at the courses, as long as the kid can achieve a high score, he or she will be an A
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