A summer reading programme will give a free book to about 600,000 primary and secondary students in Hong Kong is tilted toward Beijing-linked publishers, an education sector lawmaker has said. Photo: K.Y. Cheng A summer reading programme will give a free book to about 600,000 primary and secondary students in Hong Kong is tilted toward Beijing-linked publishers, an education sector lawmaker has said. Photo: K.Y. Cheng
A summer reading programme will give a free book to about 600,000 primary and secondary students in Hong Kong is tilted toward Beijing-linked publishers, an education sector lawmaker has said. Photo: K.Y. Cheng

Education Bureau fires back at accusation summer reading programme favours books from Beijing-linked publishers

  • Education sector lawmaker says 70 per cent of suggested titles on bureau lists schools must choose from have ties to mainland conglomerate
  • But bureau calls opposition legislator’s criticisms a ‘smear’, saying choices for Chinese-language-only lineup came down to questions of time, logistics

Topic |   Education
A summer reading programme will give a free book to about 600,000 primary and secondary students in Hong Kong is tilted toward Beijing-linked publishers, an education sector lawmaker has said. Photo: K.Y. Cheng A summer reading programme will give a free book to about 600,000 primary and secondary students in Hong Kong is tilted toward Beijing-linked publishers, an education sector lawmaker has said. Photo: K.Y. Cheng
A summer reading programme will give a free book to about 600,000 primary and secondary students in Hong Kong is tilted toward Beijing-linked publishers, an education sector lawmaker has said. Photo: K.Y. Cheng
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