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Focus on the issue Dr. Lau is discussing.
As much as I agree with Dr. S.L. Lee that there's tons of other
interesting topics to discuss besides Jiaying province, I really must
say that a few readers have missed Dr. Lau's point. Please read all his
postings for the last 4 years and analyze every word carefully. He does
not advocate a separate state, all he insists on is that a Jiaying
province could be a good idea, if the China government set aside a
specific place for Hakkas, so that they can promote their language and
culture and preserve it, as such. Dr. Lau did not intend to exclude
Cantonese or other dialects from such a place. He has a somewhat
realistic view, but the issue is, will it work. He has also suggested
that we do research on who is Hakka and who speaks Hakka. To tell you
the truth, I've been communicating with lots of Hakka people on the net
and in person. Some of them speak Hakka and are originally from China,
but they tell me that many of their kids don't speak the language.
What we should do, is come up with possible solutions to such a problem.
Not fight over who is right or who is wrong, not to call each other