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Rejecting Chinese Communist brainwashing in Hong Kong

There are plenty of reasons why people in Hong Kong are worried

Raymond Cheng

This chronicle is an extension from Rebecca Ong's opinion letter: "Patriotism has no place in classroom," dated August 1, 2012.

Anti-brainwashing education hunger strike (c) Anthony Chow
Thousands of anti-national education protesters occupying the government headquarters on September 3, 2012. Photo courtesy of Anthony Chow.

Tens of thousands of protesters marched the busy streets of Hong Kong in late July protesting the government's introduction of Beijing-biased patriotic national education (see below for reasons). The government, however, maintains its plan for such curriculum to be made compulsory in 2015 in all elementary schools though senior officials claimed that they were not forcibly pushing the program ahead. Thousands of students (8000 reported by organizer as of September 3, 2012; police says 6500; photo above), all wearing black, gathered at the government headquarters daily since September 3, 2012 to express support for 11 marathon hunger strikers, trying a very last time to change the government's evil plan to please the Beijing authorities.

The following chronicle is meant to provide readers with reference information and background readings as to why the issue has taken up so much heat in the local communities of Hong Kong.


Raymond Cheng
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