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CE blames media for 'politicising' HK's education

2020-07-11 HKT 16:10
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  • CE blames media for 'politicising' HK's education
The Chief Executive has sharply criticised the media, accusing it of what she called the "politicisation" of the SAR's education system.

Speaking at an education forum organised by the pro-Beijing Wen Wei Po newspaper on Saturday, Lam said teaching materials, exam questions, the way classes are being conducted and other extra-curricular activities have all been affected by the media’s negative coverage of the mainland.

She also singled out what she called their "incorrect" understanding of historical events, and their "smearing" of the government and law enforcement agencies.

She added that the violent anti-government clashes that erupted at the Chinese and Polytechnic universities last year, as well as incidents in which secondary school students formed human chains and chanted pro-independence slogans, all sparked “grave concerns” that the anti-country and anti-government mentality had taken root in young people’s hearts.

The Chief Executive said she’s ordered the Secretary for Education to come up with a comprehensive plan on teaching students about the new national security law and the national anthem law.