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 April 2, 2003

                 (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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     Press Release Source: Bonso Electronics International, Inc.

     HONG KONG, Wednesday, April 2, 8:33 a.m. ET/PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Bonso
Electronics International, Inc. (Nasdaq: BNSO-News) today announced a $0.05 per
common share cash dividend, payable to shareholders of record on April 30, 2003.
The dividend will be paid on or before May 31, 2003.

     Based on the average of the closing prices since the first of March, the
forthcoming dividend would represent a yield of approximately 2.5%.

     Bonso's dividend policy remains contingent on performance, according to
Anthony So, Chairman, CEO and President. "Although this has been a difficult
year, our prospects for the coming fiscal year are excellent and we want to
provide our loyal shareholders with recognition for their support."

About Bonso Electronics

     Headquartered in Hong Kong, Bonso Electronics designs, develops,
manufactures, assembles and markets a comprehensive line of telecommunications
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

     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.


George O'Leary
Investor Relations
Bonso Electronics
Phone:  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: April 25, 2003                    By: /s/  Henry F. Schlueter
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                                        Henry F. Schlueter, Assistant Secretary