Members of the Hong Kong Professional Teachers’ Union stage a march in support of small-class education in 2010. Photo: SCMP Members of the Hong Kong Professional Teachers’ Union stage a march in support of small-class education in 2010. Photo: SCMP
Members of the Hong Kong Professional Teachers’ Union stage a march in support of small-class education in 2010. Photo: SCMP
Jason Wordie
Opinion

Opinion

Then & Now by Jason Wordie

Hong Kong civil society is in retreat, from protest organiser to the biggest teachers’ union – does it matter?

  • Civil society groups big and small serve as sounding boards for those in power in the absence of representative government, but only if they want to listen
  • Seeing the city’s future political direction, many of these groups that sought to make society better have dissolved. Only time will tell if they’ll be missed

Members of the Hong Kong Professional Teachers’ Union stage a march in support of small-class education in 2010. Photo: SCMP Members of the Hong Kong Professional Teachers’ Union stage a march in support of small-class education in 2010. Photo: SCMP
Members of the Hong Kong Professional Teachers’ Union stage a march in support of small-class education in 2010. Photo: SCMP
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