This restaurant in Hong Kong serves up Chinese cuisine… and a whole lot of racism, according to one muslim woman surnamed Khan. She was told she could only work there as a dishwasher if she removed her hijab, stating that the eatery was a “Chinese-style restaurant” and that the hijab “cannot be worn at work” when confronted by Khan’s 18-year-old daughter. We spoke with Coconuts Hong Kong Associate Editor Hillary Leung to find out more about the situation, and if incidents of racism are on the rise in Hong Kong.
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The Coconuts Podcast delivers impactful, weird, and wonderful reporting by our journalists on the ground in eight cities: Singapore, Bangkok, Hong Kong, Manila, Jakarta, Kuala Lumpur, Yangon, and Bali. Listen to headline news and insightful interviews on matters large and small, designed for people located in – or curious about – Southeast Asia and Hong Kong.