Carrie Lam defends Chinese minister’s call for national education in Hong Kong

Oct 24, 2017 by

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Top official ‘surprised’ by strong opposition from lawmaker who said education chief should avoid commenting on city’s policies

Hong Kong’s leader said she was “surprised” by the strong local opposition to China’s education chief’s call for the city to focus on national education, and urged the public not to view his remarks with a jaundiced eye.

Education minister Chen Baosheng, speaking to the Post and RTHK in Beijing on the sidelines of the Communist Party congress, called for a stronger sense of national identity among Hong Kong’s teachers and reminded the government of its duty to implement national education.

Ip Kin-yuen, an opposition lawmaker from the education sector, slammed Chen as having crossed the line, saying the minister should abide by the “one country, two systems” principle and avoid commenting on the city’s education policies.

Source: Carrie Lam defends Chinese minister’s call for national education in Hong Kong | South China Morning Post

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