» 09/26/2011, 00.00
HONG KONG - CHINA
Cardinal Zen: Beijing National Education a form of "brainwashing"
The retired bishop of Hong Kong, attacks the Chinese government proposal that imposes separate classes for "national education". According to the prelate, "they want to foment nationalism, the Church does not accept this situation." Hong Kong deputies also express doubts.
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.
14/10/2011 HONG KONG
Appeals Court decides less freedom for Hong Kong schools
Despite a long and hard battle, led by Cardinal Zen, the Territory judges reject an appeal against order requiring private and religious schools to set up monitoring bodies to have the state funds. Bishop Tong: "We have a commitment, we will respect it."
08/09/2012 HONG KONG - CHINA
Card. Zen and Jimmy Lai at demonstration against Beijing’s "patriotic" education for Hong Kong
About 120 thousand people have gathered around the young people who are carrying out a hunger strike against "brainwashing" imposed by Beijing on schools. Also, the great democrat Martin Lee Chu-ming. Protests held abroad.
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.
04/09/2012 HONG KONG - CHINA
Protests and strike against the start of 'patriotic' education
Yesterday, the six schools chosen to test the new course responded with a boycott. Catholic schools are leading the fight. The admiralty is still occupied by students. So long as the government does not listen, "We will sit out here and more should join us," they say.
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