School students need to learn more than facts and figures to be employable in an automated world; they need to learn to relate to others. Photo: Shutterstock

Hong Kong’s education system should teach children how to be diplomats

Kelly Yang says soft skills such as empathy and tact are essential for children’s post-automation employment, as well as for teaching them how they (and their countries) should work together

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School students need to learn more than facts and figures to be employable in an automated world; they need to learn to relate to others. Photo: Shutterstock
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Kelly Yang

Kelly Yang

Kelly Yang is the founder of The Kelly Yang Project, an after-school writing program for children in Hong Kong. At KYP, she teaches creative writing, public speaking and critical reasoning. She is a graduate of the University of California, Berkeley and Harvard Law School. Follow Kelly on Twitter: @kellyyanghk