» 10/22/2011, 00.00
Card. Zen ends hunger strike for freedom of Hong Kong Catholic schools
During his three-day fast, hundreds of Church school students, teachers, principals, faithful, local people and politicians visited him and expressed support and concern. The prelate stresses Catholic education values in schools: life education, love, sanctity of marriage, respect for human dignity and morality. Card. Zen rejected again any charge over donation from tycoon Jimmy Lai.
31/08/2012 HONG KONG - CHINA
Hong Kong, parents and students do not want "national education"
An independent survey reveals: 75% considered the new subject useless and damaging, defined by Cardinal Zen a "brainwashing" operated by the Communists against young people in the former colony. Hunger strike by protesters camped at the Admiralty continues, and students ask Beijing to include in Tiananmen massacre in their the study material.
19/10/2011 HONG KONG - CHINA
Card. Zen on hunger strike for freedom of education in schools
The cardinal criticizes the decision of the Supreme Court in favour of government control (and China) which is likely to destroy the educational system of the territory, considered among the best. Card. Zen will take only water and communion every day. Revelations of donations received by him, attempt to cast suspicion on use. The long list of help he has provided: scholarships, donations to disaster hit dioceses , theological texts and translations of documents of the Church.
01/09/2012 HONG KONG - CHINA
Hong Kong, students still on hunger strike against "national education"
Protest growing: From 80 to 200 high school students. Massive demonstration of teachers 'unions and parents' representatives scheduled tomorrow. According to the reform, the so-called classes of "national education" will address the major scientific and economic achievements of mainland China.
30/03/2017 13:29:00 HONG KONG – CHINA
Card Tong tells Carrie Lam that the Church stands for full democracy and religious freedom in Hong Kong
In a letter to Beijing’s candidate, the bishop of Hong Kong promises a frank and honest relationship with the new government from "a friend who will give forthright admonition" to people in power.
03/09/2012 HONG KONG - CHINA
All-out hunger strike in Hong Kong against China's patriotic education
After yesterday's large-scale demonstration, more students join three hunger strikers protesting in front of Hong Kong's government offices. They want plans to introduce national education courses scrapped. In their view, their purpose is to brainwash residents in the former British crown colony. As anger mounts among the population, local authorities have remained silent.
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