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    https://www.hongkongfp.com/2016/03/0...o-the-streets/
    . . . drawn out, ongoing war that pro-establishment powers have been waging against ordinary Hong Kong citizens: the war to suppress calls for democracy, to quash local culture and customs, and to silence public dissent against those powers.
    It is clear that this war over the very soul of the city is being fought on many fronts. The latest battle in the spotlight is one waged over the minds of Hong Kongs future generations through language.
    Last December, the Education Bureau announced aproposalfor renewing the curriculum of local schools. On the question of the subject of Chinese, the bureau proposed to teach students from Primary 1 to Form 6 how to read simplified Chinese (purportedly, only after they had mastered traditional Chinese). The objectives outlined within the proposal were particularly eye-catching, including: to support exchanges and improve communications between Hong Kong people and Mainland people; cultivate students national identity (that is to say, a greater Chinese identity in contrast to a Hong Konger identity); and foster their affection for the motherland (no, I am not making this up).
    . . . However, when considered with other factors, it is obvious that this proposal is part of the Sinofication policy of Hong Kongs local education system and its pupils. Consider the suggestions made in the proposal regarding the area of Personal, Social and Humanities Education: it advocates removing key topics in the curriculum such as the importance of justice in society and the scope and function of local society, and replacing them with topics like the importance of rules and complying with the Basic Law.
    . . . The Education Bureaus blatant suggestion to remove topics that foster civic responsibility while adding ones that explicitly nurture national identity appears to be a clear political manoeuvre.
    Language, in its spoken and written forms, is the cornerstone of every communitys culture. It not only shapes how people speak, but how they think.
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    Trial - Joshua Wong/Nathan Law/Alex Chow

    Court clash over access rules for Civic Square - The Standard

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