Candidates have to show critical thinking in the history exam. Photo: Handout

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How a history exam question stirred up controversy over China, Japan and Hong Kong’s education system

  • The question in the DSE history paper asked if Japan ‘did more good than harm to China’ between 1900 and 1945
  • Observers say the furore affected not only the 5,200 students who sat the exam, but has wider implications for Hong Kong
Topic |   HKDSE - Hong Kong Diploma of Secondary Education
Candidates have to show critical thinking in the history exam. Photo: Handout
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