Sunday, 15 July 2012

Parlez-vous ...

Over the past few years, I have been told variously that there are 8,000 / 10,000 / 15,000 registered French nationals in HK. Whatever the number, it is not insubstantial, if the frequency that I hear spoken French in the street (on HK Island, at least) is anything to go by. Many French people are here on 'expat contracts' with banks or other major French firms in the city. Others may need to be a little more resourceful to support themselves:

I wonder if there can be much demand for their services ...

More streetside self-promotion.

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  1. Hi Emilie --

    I must admit that I tend to assume that there are a number of French people in Hong Kong. This not least because of Le French May and hearing so much French being spoken in the audience for more than one Le French May event I've attended!

    I've also had a couple of French colleagues at my workplace. On the other hand, while I had long assumed that the HK Sinfonietta's Laurent Perrin was French, I found out earlier this year that he's in fact from Luxembourg. ;)

    1. Yes, there is definitely a French connection in HK. Le French May is telling - there is no other arts festival on such a scale for any other European country, as far as I know...