Liberal studies subject moulds new generation of socially aware youth

Scholarism leaders Joshua Wong Chi-fung and Tommy Cheung Sau-yin. Photo: Jonathan Wong

Tommy Cheung Sau-yin had been civic-minded in his teens, even doing volunteer work while in Form Two. But it was not until a massive rally in 2010, which he attended with thousands of others, that he truly began to participate in social movements.

Monday, 1 July, 2013, 11:18am

Scholarism to bypass police nod in protest over June 4 crackdown

Scholarism spokeswoman Agnes Chow (third from left) and other members. Photo: Dickson Lee

The march - to protest Beijing's refusal to vindicate the June 4, 1989, Tiananmen movement - will be joined with another one arranged by the Hong Kong Alliance in Support of Patriotic Democratic Movements of China, which ends at the government headquarters in Admiralty.

20 May 2013 - 5:27am 1 comment

Pro-government rally draws thousands in support of CY

Pro-Leung Chun-ying marchers start their rally in Victoria Park on Sunday. Photo: AFP

Chinese national flags are no longer synonymous with anti-Japanese protests on the mainland after hundreds of Hongkongers marched with the banners and expressed support for the embattled chief executive on Sunday.

The national emblem was accompanied by Hong Kong flags and nonstop chanting as backers of Leung Chun-ying braved cold weather for the rally.

29 Aug 2013 - 4:13am

National education plan gets everyone talking online

National education had students up in arms. Photo: Felix Wong

'My Take' columnist Alex Lo proved to be the Post's king of controversy, with one of his articles attracting more reader comments than any other since began accepting reader comments in August.

30 Dec 2012 - 4:55am

City Digest, December 6, 2012

ATV warned over Scholarism comments

6 Dec 2012 - 3:40am

Letters to the Editor, October 4, 2012

Two of the Diaoyu Islands: a fishing fantasy? Photo: AFP

Proposal could make Diaoyus a peace model

Henry John Temple, the third Viscount Palmerston, once described Hong Kong as "a barren rock with hardly a house upon it" after the Opium War more than 170 years ago. Now, another group of barren rocks off Taiwan, the Diaoyu Islands, are causing trouble to China and Japan. Can we draw parallels from these two incidents?

4 Oct 2012 - 1:02am

Activists hauled away from National Day flag-raising event in Hong Kong

Scholarism convenor Joshua Wong shouts slogans in a stand-off with police yesterday. Photo: Nora Tam

Black-shirted activists were hauled away minutes before a National Day flag-raising ceremony, as other protesters reported clashing with police after being blocked from public areas.

2 Oct 2012 - 4:09am 4 comments

HK's young activists bring hope of democracy

Protesters gather outside Central Government Offices in Tamar to protest against national education. Photo: K. Y. Cheng

The campaign against the introduction of national education has grown in Hong Kong, touching the hearts of many people. It motivated individuals and groups to come forward to organise their own protests or support other large-scale events.

14 Sep 2012 - 2:39am 1 comment

Scholarism's Joshua Wong embodies anti-national education body's energy

Illustration: Henry Wong

You know Joshua Wong Chi-fung is a busy young man the moment he meets you. With the government headquarters in Admiralty alive with protest action, he walks fast, talks almost too quickly to catch his words, and hardly has time to chat at all.

10 Sep 2012 - 9:20am 15 comments

Protest against national education to end after government climbdown

Another big crowd of protesters make their discontent felt outside the government offices. Photo: Felix Wong

Protesters who have besieged government headquarters for 10 days in opposition to the teaching of national education in Hong Kong schools called off their action early today – hours after Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying announced, on election eve, that schools would no longer be required to teach the subject.

9 Sep 2012 - 8:23am 4 comments

Scholarism hunger striker tells Hong Kong to fight national education

Scholarism member and hunger striker Kaiser, 18, outside the government headquarters in Admiralty. Photo: Felix Wong

With his backpack, paint-splattered khaki pants and flip flops, Kaiser seems like a typical Hong Kong teenager.

He loves comics and music, especially the songs of deceased local rocker Wong Kar-kui.

But this 18-year-old, who uses just the one name to avoid identifying his family, is a staunch political activist.

9 Sep 2012 - 3:47am

Withdrawing national education classes not an option, C.Y. Leung says

Thousands of protesters demand the withdrawal of national education and a conversation with Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying on Monday. Photo:  Felix Wong

Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying said on Tuesday that withdrawing the national education programme was not an option, but there was latitude for adjusting details to allay concerns.

29 Aug 2013 - 4:13am

Anger runs high, teacher strike likely, national education activists say

Activist Wong Chi-fung (centre) calls for an end to the national education curriculum on Sunday. Eva Chan (right) of the National Education Parents’ Concern Group says anger has been building in the last few days. Photo: Felix Wong

It was likely that students and teachers would go on strike as emotions against the national education curriculum were intensifying, an activist alliance said as classes across Hong Kong started on Monday morning.

29 Aug 2013 - 4:13am

National education a lost cause for CY

National education a lost cause for CY

Wow, what a display of people's power over the weekend? What started as a debate over the new subject of national education has become a full-blown political crisis. For the government, it's no longer merely a matter of whether or when to introduce the subject, but how to ditch it without losing too much face and credibility.

3 Sep 2012 - 4:04am

Who said it?

Scholarism in protest against national education.

Put your trousers back on and think why these kids have to do the things you are supposed to do

Porn website ThisAV urges users to support the group Scholarism in its protest against national education


I'm here to learn and obviously draw some attention to what's going on here

2 Sep 2012 - 2:33am