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Hong Kong's new rules have created confusion in the classroom. Some parents are pulling their children out

November 18, 2020. Summarized by summa-bot.

Sarah is preparing to emigrate from Hong Kong, her birthplace and home, to the United Kingdom because she is concerned about her 8-year-old son's education.

Beijing has long blamed the Hong Kong education system for radicalizing its students.

Earlier this month, the Hong Kong education minister said his department had investigated several teachers and students for allegedly bullying the children of police officers, who were on the frontlines of last year's protests.

According to local media reports, a secondary school teacher's contract was terminated because she allowed students to perform pro-democracy anthem "Glory to Hong Kong. " According to Ip, the song "amounts to sowing the seeds of Hong Kong independence in young minds. "

This summer, the city's Education Bureau issued new guidelines, requiring Hong Kong schools to play the Chinese anthem during important holidays, and to report to the police those who insult the song.

For years, Beijing has tried to impose patriotic education in Hong Kong.

In 2012, he rallied 120,000 people to occupy the Hong Kong government's headquarters to protest a Beijing-backed plan to introduce patriotic, pro-Communist national and moral education lessons in the city's public schools.

That was the last time the students of Hong Kong won against Beijing.

But in Hong Kong it will take far longer to "brainwash the younger generation," He said.

He is the author of "Tiananmen Exiles: Voices of the Struggle for Democracy in China. " For years, she taught seminars on the movement in American universities before moving to Hong Kong last year.

In July, the University of Hong Kong fired Benny Tai, a prominent law professor and pro-democracy activist, who said academic staff in the city "are no longer free to make controversial statements. " Local media have reported instances of professors with pro-democracy views whose contracts have been denied.

"The narrative in Hong Kong and China is quite controlled," he said.

Tyler took part in student demonstrations at the Chinese University of Hong Kong last year, which became the center of violent clashes between police and protesters.

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