Protesters carrying umbrellas watch helicopters fly past during the annual flag raising ceremony on the 22nd anniversary of Hong Kong’s handover from Britain to China. Photo: Winson Wong
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Patriotism can only be instilled in the young, not imposed

  • With fewer Hong Kong people considering themselves Chinese and Beijing issuing patriotic guidelines, the right approach must be taken in a city gripped by social unrest

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Protesters carrying umbrellas watch helicopters fly past during the annual flag raising ceremony on the 22nd anniversary of Hong Kong’s handover from Britain to China. Photo: Winson Wong
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Young people are the priority targets for Beijing’s renewed push for patriotic education. Photo: Reuters

China updates patriotic education push to forge stronger national identity – including in Hong Kong

  • Sweeping guidelines define patriotism as love of motherland, socialism and Communist Party
  • They are an update to a similar set Beijing issued 25 years ago
Topic |   China’s Communist Party

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Young people are the priority targets for Beijing’s renewed push for patriotic education. Photo: Reuters
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