By Thomas Hon Wing Polin
Almost every day, new details are emerging of the scandalous rot in Hong Kong’s educational system. Its enablers run the gamut from relevant government officials to school administrations and teachers.
Most seriously corrupt are areas relating to Chinese history, language, culture and, of course, politics. Such subjects are suffused with neocolonial, almost seditious tone and content. Small wonder so many products of such brainwashing have so readily enlisted as shock-troops in the “pro-democracy” Black Terror instigated by local and foreign enemies of China.
There is minimal, if any, supervision of such materials taught in Hong Kong’s classrooms. That gives schools’ predominantly Sinophobic teachers free rein to stuff anything they like in the brains of their young charges. Recently, an uproar erupted after a revelation that one instructor taught his students Britain had launched the Opium Wars to stop opium-smoking in China.
A new controversy has flared. It stems from a question in the History paper of the local secondary-school public examination. Candidates were asked to discuss this topic: “Between 1900 and 1945, Japan did more good than harm to China.” The perpetrators might also have asked if the Nazis did more good than harm to the Jews, or whether white settlers did more good than harm to indigenous North Americans.
Meanwhile, as riotous blackshirts try to reignite their Black Terror in the months ahead, the pan-subversive Democratic Party plans to hold a two-month “summer course” for youngsters on “democracy.” For completing each hour of the scheduled 150 hours, a student would receive HK$40 (US$5). Those who finish the course would get an extra HK$1,500 (US$190). The organizers are advertising openly (photo below), apparently with the blessing of local educational authorities.
In the 23 years since Hong Kong’s reunification with China, SAR authorities have been asleep at the wheel while “pro-democracy” forces subverted local education. They must wake up: The entire school’s system needs a thorough cleanup and overhaul.