Is ‘gweilo’ offensive? Word at centre of court case has been embraced by many Hong Kong expats

Feb 26, 2022 | INVESTING

There’s a perennial argument in Hong Kong over whether the Cantonese slang term gweilo is racist or not. Its usage has finally got some legal recognition that will hopefully put a stop to critics’ attacks.District Court Judge Herbert Au-Yeung rejected British engineer Francis William Haden’s discrimination claim based on him being called a gweilo by work colleagues, ruling that it was not a form of workplace discrimination.Haden, who was employed as a blasting specialist by Leighton Contractors…

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