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Worries Grow In Hong Kong As China Pushes Its Official Version Of History In Schools

A new proposed curriculum for Hong Kong schools is missing key parts of modern Chinese history. The struggle over education is the latest battle with China over how the city is governed.
Children stand at attention on the first day of school in Hong Kong in 2015. Education is increasingly becoming a political battleground. Source: Philippe Lopez

The last time China pressured Hong Kong to scrap its curriculum in favor of one developed by China's Communist Party-led government, tens of thousands marched through the city chanting, "Down with national education!"

It was the summer of 2012, and the movement to stop Hong Kong's government from introducing China's national education into city schools launched the careers of activists like Joshua Wong, who later became an international celebrity

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