» 10/19/2011, 00.00
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.
25/10/2011 HONG KONG
Card. Zen: My struggle and that of Hong Kong for Catholic schools
Since Hong Kong’s return to China, the government has planned control over local schools. The new management committees undermine freedom of education and are likely to twist the Christian and Catholic proposal. The reasons for the hunger strike launched by the bishop emeritus of Hong Kong.
16/09/2011 HONG KONG
Mgr Tong calls for prayers to save Hong Kong’s Catholic schools
The territory’s Court of Final Appeal granted the diocese a judicial review on 3-4 October. The latter had presented a petition against the 2004 Ordinance, which threatens to undermine the very nature of Catholic education. Bishop Tong urges the faithful to pray intensely for a positive ruling.
11/12/2006 HONG KONG
Card. Zen: “Government is heartless, disrespectful of Church regarding schools”
The bishop of Hong Kong yesterday declared another legal battle against the 2004 Education Ordinance that paves the way for state interference in the running of private schools. The government has responded by describing the cardinal “an old man, who should not grumble so much."
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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