Briefly: boat people and yacht people

Photo: Barry (Flickr/Creative Commons).

Sri Lankan asylees and labor migrants

Al Jazeera has a short video report on Sri Lankans leaving for Australia by boat. Some claim political persecution, though others are simply seeking better economic opportunities.

Children of the Hong Kong elite

In Hong Kong, thousands are protesting against the Chinese government’s plans to introduce pro-Communist Party propaganda into the territory’s school curriculum. The Hong Kong elite generally send their children to schools abroad or to international schools within Hong Kong that are not required to implement the new “national curriculum.”

“Not everyone can afford to send their children overseas or to international school,” Ms. Yau added.

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