Hong Kong protests spur renewed debate over ‘patriotic’ education

By Simon Denyer, November 21, 2014

HONG KONG — Until the dying days of British rule in Hong Kong, there was no place for politics or controversy in education. Chinese history, as far as the school curriculum was concerned, ended in with the fall of the Qing dynasty in 1911, and local current affairs were not really anybody’s business but the colonial rulers’.

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