Students sit for the Hong Kong Diploma of Secondary Education in April. Photo: HandoutStudents sit for the Hong Kong Diploma of Secondary Education in April. Photo: Handout
Students sit for the Hong Kong Diploma of Secondary Education in April. Photo: Handout

Hong Kong court upholds axing of controversial exam question, but chides government’s ‘threatening manner’ towards exam body

  • Education Bureau statements ‘smacked of knee-jerk political correctness and self-censorship of an unattractive kind’, judge says
  • But exam authority’s ultimate decision to scrap question on 20th century Sino-Japanese relations was professionally made, according to ruling

Topic |   Education
Students sit for the Hong Kong Diploma of Secondary Education in April. Photo: HandoutStudents sit for the Hong Kong Diploma of Secondary Education in April. Photo: Handout
Students sit for the Hong Kong Diploma of Secondary Education in April. Photo: Handout
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