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Looming Hong Kong government pick sparks new national education fears

A pro-Beijing school principal appeared on Tuesday morning as the sole candidate to be the new education undersecretary, despite more than 17,000 people objecting to her appointment. It was understood that the appointment of Christine Choi Yuk-lin, vice-chairman of Federation of Education Workers, was awaiting the final green light. That came as the government prepared to announce the appointment of ... Read More »

Hong Kong’s new leader doles out extra billions in education spending spree

Chief Executive Carrie Lam Cheng Yuet-ngor offered ­subsidies to around 40,000 secondary school leavers and promised ­permanent jobs for more than 2,300 teachers on Wednesday as she outlined how she would spend the extra HK$5 billion a year on education she promised earlier. Keen to address concerns from across the political spectrum by tackling pressing issues, she said eligible students pursuing full-time ... Read More »

Back to school Why education will be just one test for next Hong Kong leader

Is it something unusual for a senior Beijing official in Hong Kong to visit a local school? The central government’s liaison office last Friday posted a short write-up and photo on its official website showing its deputy director,Tan Tieniu, visiting St Paul’s Convent School in Causeway Bay. Tan was reported to have had “discussions and exchanges” with teachers and students ... Read More »