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Hong Kong backs down over Chinese patriotism classes

Postby AceTutors123 » Mon Sep 10, 2012 10:33 am

The Hong Kong government has backed down over plans to make schoolchildren take Chinese patriotism classes, after weeks of protests.

City leader Leung Chun-ying said the classes would be optional for schools.

"The schools are given the authority to decide when and how they would like to introduce the moral and national education," he said.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-china-19529867
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P.S. I wonder how does our secondary schools' social studies textbook look like as of now, whether is there excessive political propaganda anywhere :idea: . Would somebody enlighten us?

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Re: Hong Kong backs down over Chinese patriotism classes

Postby Mychildren » Mon Sep 10, 2012 10:39 am

Hong Kong government been pressed by China to have these lessons in their educational system??? Time to think about it..... :scratchhead:
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Re: Hong Kong backs down over Chinese patriotism classes

Postby pinky » Mon Sep 10, 2012 10:44 am

the Hkgers call that 'brainwashing' and they dislike the 'mainlandization' of their colony

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Re: Hong Kong backs down over Chinese patriotism classes

Postby winchester » Mon Sep 10, 2012 10:47 am

pinky wrote:the Hkgers call that 'brainwashing' and they dislike the 'mainlandization' of their colony


the funny thing - they haven't even seen syllabus and complained it is brainwashing. lol they brainwashed by western prejudices of china too.

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Re: Hong Kong backs down over Chinese patriotism classes

Postby pinky » Mon Sep 10, 2012 10:50 am

winchester wrote:
pinky wrote:the Hkgers call that 'brainwashing' and they dislike the 'mainlandization' of their colony


the funny thing - they haven't even seen syllabus and complained it is brainwashing. lol they brainwashed by western prejudices of china too.


I read from the papers that one of the 'suggestions' was that they have to make tears well up in their eyes everytime they sing the national anthem to show how much they love their zhu-guo :yikes: :evil:

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Re: Hong Kong backs down over Chinese patriotism classes

Postby mamago » Mon Sep 10, 2012 10:53 am

Have you got a copy of the HK 国民教育科 text book and read thru it?

Then, maybe you will have a clearer picture as whether the protest n hunger strike is a political motivated one?

Don't be blinded by the protest, please also take a look at the party/parties behind it ....

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Re: Hong Kong backs down over Chinese patriotism classes

Postby winchester » Mon Sep 10, 2012 10:53 am

pinky wrote:
winchester wrote:
pinky wrote:the Hkgers call that 'brainwashing' and they dislike the 'mainlandization' of their colony


the funny thing - they haven't even seen syllabus and complained it is brainwashing. lol they brainwashed by western prejudices of china too.


I read from the papers that one of the 'suggestions' was that they have to make tears well up in their eyes everytime they sing the national anthem to show how much they love their zhu-guo :yikes: :evil:


lol wah the anthem must be damn power!

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Re: Hong Kong backs down over Chinese patriotism classes

Postby verykiasu2010 » Mon Sep 10, 2012 10:59 am

brainwash or no brainwash, or by who, does not matter

these Hong Kongers are Cinderella who refused to go home after the clock struck 12 midnite, and refused to accept reality that the 99-years lease has run out

if we expect both western power and oriental gov't to keep to their rental contract, then why all the hue and cry for the reversion of HK to China rule ? after all we expect both sides to keep to the terms of the contract don't we ?

a colony has not expiry date and is rightful for the colonised to request for independence

as for HK under British rule, it was pure and simple a 99-years rental.

HK people should be thankful they are being indulged by China gov't in their return to the motherland.

Or do I get the historical facts wrong ?
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Re: Hong Kong backs down over Chinese patriotism classes

Postby mamago » Mon Sep 10, 2012 11:05 am

verykiasu2010 wrote:brainwash or no brainwash, or by who, does not matter

these Hong Kongers are Cinderella who refused to go home after the clock struck 12 midnite, and refused to accept reality that the 99-years lease has run out

if we expect both western power and oriental gov't to keep to their rental contract, then why all the hue and cry for the reversion of HK to China rule ? after all we expect both sides to keep to the terms of the contract don't we ?

a colony has not expiry date and is rightful for the colonised to request for independence

as for HK under British rule, it was pure and simple a 99-years rental.

HK people should be thankful they are being indulged by China gov't in their return to the motherland.

Or do I get the historical facts wrong ?



yes, 99-years lease but the British overstayed til 157 years... :rotflmao:

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Re: Hong Kong backs down over Chinese patriotism classes

Postby AceTutors123 » Mon Sep 10, 2012 11:12 am

verykiasu2010 wrote:brainwash or no brainwash, or by who, does not matter

these Hong Kongers are Cinderella who refused to go home after the clock struck 12 midnite, and refused to accept reality that the 99-years lease has run out

if we expect both western power and oriental gov't to keep to their rental contract, then why all the hue and cry for the reversion of HK to China rule ? after all we expect both sides to keep to the terms of the contract don't we ?

a colony has not expiry date and is rightful for the colonised to request for independence

as for HK under British rule, it was pure and simple a 99-years rental.

HK people should be thankful they are being indulged by China gov't in their return to the motherland.

Or do I get the historical facts wrong ?


Thanks for enlightening verykiasu2010! Any idea how's the content in our SS textbook at the moment?

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