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Chinese Community

Individuals who are either citizens of the People’s Republic of China (including the region of Hong Kong) or the Republic of China (commonly known as Taiwan), or who identify themselves as part of the Chinese community. The Chinese language has a common written form but spoken dialects that are often mutually exclusive. The most common dialects are Mandarin which is the official dialect of China and spoken by most people from the mainland of China, and Cantonese which is spoken in southern China and in Hong Kong.

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Japanese Community

Individuals who are either citizens of Japan or who identify themselves as part of the Japanese community.

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Korean Community

Individuals who are either citizens of South Korea or North Korea, or who identify themselves as part of the Korean community.

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South Asian Community

Individuals who are either citizens of one of the countries within South Asia or who identify themselves as part of the South Asian community which includes people from Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Maldives, Nepal, Pakistan, Sri Lanka and Tibet.

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Southeast Asian Community

Individuals who are either citizens of one of the countries within Southeast Asia or who identify themselves as part of the Southeast Asian community which includes people from Cambodia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, Singapore, the Sultanate of Brunei, Thailand and Vietnam.

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