The political instability of China during the 1930s & 40s brought a lot of Chinese immigrants to Hong Kong, in which many of them are Fujianese(福建人) who also brought together with them the dialect. Today, there are more than a million citizens of Fujian origins, forming the famous “Little Fujian’ neighborhood near Chun Yeung Street in North Point. Given this critical population, Hokkien dialect even gained its place in Hong Kong election – Choy So-yuk spoke in Hokkien in her election campaigns in order to gain support from the Fujianese in Hong Kong. However, despite the large Fujianese population, there are only around 160,000 people speaking Hokkien in Hong Kong, according to the 2011 Population Census.
This documentary produced by RTHK tells you the story about this Little Fujian