Asia Pacific Media Educator


This article examines the images of five Asia-Pacific nations and their people among Hong Kong university students. It was found that Australia has the "best image" followed by Singapore and Malaysia. The results from the Bogardus Social Distance Scale indicated that Hong Kong university students felt closer to Australians and Singaporeans, while less close to Malaysians, Indonesians and Filipinos. The respondents advise Australians to learn Cantonese, watch Hong Kong movies and television and visit non-tourist areas in order to understand Hong Kong better.