Students take part in a class boycott just before the Occupy protests. In the eyes of Chen Zuoer, Hong Kong's education sector was "in a mess". Photo: Dickson Lee Students take part in a class boycott just before the Occupy protests. In the eyes of Chen Zuoer, Hong Kong's education sector was "in a mess". Photo: Dickson Lee
Students take part in a class boycott just before the Occupy protests. In the eyes of Chen Zuoer, Hong Kong's education sector was "in a mess". Photo: Dickson Lee
Gary Cheung
Opinion

Opinion

Gary Cheung

Lessons on Chinese history, both the good and the ugly, would benefit Hong Kong students

Gary Cheung says there is nothing to fear from a clear-eyed study of Chinese history in schools, which is just one way students learn

Students take part in a class boycott just before the Occupy protests. In the eyes of Chen Zuoer, Hong Kong's education sector was "in a mess". Photo: Dickson Lee Students take part in a class boycott just before the Occupy protests. In the eyes of Chen Zuoer, Hong Kong's education sector was "in a mess". Photo: Dickson Lee
Students take part in a class boycott just before the Occupy protests. In the eyes of Chen Zuoer, Hong Kong's education sector was "in a mess". Photo: Dickson Lee
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Gary Cheung

Gary Cheung

Gary Cheung joined the Post in 2000, covering fields ranging from politics and the integration between Hong Kong and China. He became assistant editor-in-chief of Ming Pao in 2017 and returned to the Post the following year. He is author of Hong Kong’s Watershed: The 1967 riots (Hong Kong University Press, 2009).