Washington, D.C. 20549

                                    FORM 6-K

                            Report of Foreign Issuer

                      Pursuant to Rule 13a-16 or 15d-16 of

                       the Securities Exchange Act of 1934

For September 20, 2002

                 (Translation of Registrant's name into English)

               Unit 1106-1110, 11/F., Star House 3 Salisbury Road,
                         Tsimshatsui Kowloon, Hong Kong
                    (Address of principal executive offices)

[Indicate by check mark whether the Registrant files or will file annual reports
under cover of Form 20-F or Form 40-F.]

              Form 20-F  [X]                        Form 40-F  [ ]

[Indicate by check mark whether the Registrant by furnishing the information
contained in this Form is also thereby furnishing the information to the
Commission pursuant to Rule 12g3-2(b) under the Securities Exchange Act of

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     HONG KONG, September 19, 2002 - Bonso Electronics International Inc.
(NASDAQ:BNSO) today announced net income of $522,000, or $0.9 per share, on
revenues of $10,118,000 for the first fiscal quarter ended June 30, 2002.
Earnings declined 22 percent from $669,000, or $0.12 per share, for the first
quarter of fiscal year 2002, while revenues were down 19.6 percent from
$12,581,000 in the same 2002 period.

     First quarter revenues reflect the continuing slow recovery of the
telecommunication industry, which provided Bonso with approximately 33 percent
of its sales in last fiscal year ended March 31, 2002, according to Anthony So,
Bonso chairman, president and CEO. "The current decline in telecom sales is no
surprise in light of forecasts from industry experts such as International Data
Corporation, which estimates a five percent drop in global demand for
telecommunication products in 2002," Mr. So said. "Our scales business was up
for the quarter but not enough to offset the downturn in orders for wireless

     The first quarter gross margin improved 6.8 percent on lower revenues,
compared to the same fiscal period 2002, which Mr. So attributed to a formal
program for improving manufacturing efficiency and overall business processes.

About Bonso Electronics

     Headquartered in Hong Kong, Bonso Electronics designs, develops,
manufactures, assembles and markets a comprehensive line of telecommunication
products, electronic scales and weighing instruments and health care products.
Bonso products are manufactured in the People's Republic of China on behalf of
customers primarily located in North America and Europe. Company services
include product design and prototyping, production tooling, procurement of
components, total quality management, and just-in-time delivery. With the May
2001 acquisition of Korona Haushaltswaren, GmbH, a distributor of household
scales in Europe, Bonso is embarking on its first consumer marketing venture in
Europe and the U.S. under the Korona brand. Bonso also independently designs and
develops electronic products for private label markets. For further information,
visit the company's web site at



                                              For the Three Months Ended June 30

                                                 2002 (Unaudited)     2001
                                                 ----------------     ----

     Revenues ($000)                                   10,118        12,581
     Gross Profit ($000)                                2,869         2,687
     Amortization of Brand Name
        and Goodwill ($000)                               104          --
     Income From Operations ($000)                        650           858
     Income (Loss) Before Taxes ($000)                    522           693
     Tax Expenses ($000)                                 --              24
     Net Income ($000)                                    522           669
     Earnings Per Share ($)                              0.09          0.12
     Adjusted Weighted Average Shares               5,591,891     5,513,166

     The statements contained in the press release which are not historical
facts are forward-looking statements that involve certain risks and
uncertainties including, but not limited to, risks associated with the
uncertainty of future financial results, additional financing requirements,
development of new products, government approval processes, the impact of
competitive products or pricing, technological changes, the effect of economic
conditions and other uncertainties detailed in the company's filings with the
Securities and Exchange Commission.

Contact :
Bonso Electronics International, Inc.
George O'Leary
Tel :  949/760-9611
Fax :  949/760-9607



     Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the
Registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the
undersigned, thereunto duly authorized.

                                         BONSO ELECTRONICS INTERNATIONAL INC.

Date: September 20, 2002                 By: /s/ Henry F. Schlueter
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                                         Henry F. Schlueter, Assistant Secretary