Publishers are rushing to ensure textbooks for the new school year will be printed by next month. The aim is for the books to reach schools by July, and include details of the new Special Administrative Region government. Pupils will be able to read about Chief Executive-designate Tung Chee-hwa, although the information may be in loose-leaf pages. But the names of some government departments, councils and officials below secretariat level might not be updated in time. Rodney Chui Fong-ching, president of the Hong Kong Educational Publishers' Association, said he hoped that new textbooks would be printed by May after approval from the Education Department. Members of the Preparatory Committee agreed last year that textbooks must conform with the Basic Law, the Joint Declaration and the principle of 'one country, two systems'. Taiwan, for instance, will not be called a country and Hong Kong will become part of the People's Republic of China. Mr Chui said: 'We have agreed to such changes. These are to reflect the change of sovereignty and the situation in Hong Kong after the handover. 'We cannot call Hong Kong a British colony after July 1, can we? 'We are doing our best. But there are still so many uncertain things such as the names of the district offices.' Sinn Kwok-chung, the managing director of Jing Kung Education Press, said his company was unable to make the revisions in time. But he said books would be provided with supplementary notes for students to refer to.