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Title: Mainland Chinese students' English use in Macao
Author: Kun Zhang
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Homepage: http://caes.hku.hk/home/staff/kunzhang
Institution: University of Hong Kong
Linguistic Field: Applied Linguistics
Subject Language: English
Abstract: Macao, a former colony of Portugal, is located in the western side of the Pearl River estuary, adjoining the Zhuhai Special Economic Zone and facing the South China Sea. It is much smaller than its ‘big brother’ Hong Kong, having a total land area of 29.5 sq km and a population of around 540,000, of which 94.3% are ethnic Chinese (DSEC, 2011).

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This article appears IN English Today Vol. 29, Issue 2.

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