» 07/19/2012, 00.00
Catholic schools against Beijing's 'national education'
Card Tong writes to school principals and supervisors, urging step-by-step action. Assistant to Episcopal education delegate says Catholic schools should not introduce the subject until a diocesan taskforce looks into it. At the same time, "we don't necessarily have to use" government money "even if it is given".
09/10/2012 HONG KONG - CHINA
End to Hong Kong's 'national education,' a victory for civil society
Hong Kong's chief executive shelves Beijing-imposed curriculum. For Catholic Social Communications Office director, "This is the last stage in the matter. Led by highly mobilised youth, the people won."
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."
28/09/2012 HONG KONG - CHINA
Government gives in and drops national education
Government-appointed commission sends course glorifying China's success without mentioning its problems back to the government. Schools should decide what to teach students. This is a victory for the diocese and Cardinal Zen, who led the protest movement against the reform plan.
06/09/2012 HONG KONG - CHINA
National education in Hong Kong: protests continue, Chief Executive won’t be at ASEAN
While the demonstrations against the reform entering a seventh consecutive day, Leung Chun-ying cancels his participation at the summit in Vladivostok. New hunger strikes , government proposal’s for reform within “two to three days”.
29/08/2012 HONG KONG - CHINA
Hong Kong teachers vow to fight against brainwashing imposed by Beijing
The Territory is preparing for a new march against the school reform imposed by the communist government, which obliges classes of "national education". Civil society joins the battle first launched 10 years ago by the Catholic Church and say they are ready to resist this new abuse.
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