Executive Council member Ronny Tong told a radio programme on Wednesday that he believed the phrase ‘separation of powers’ should remain in local textbooks – precisely so residents could understand their limitations. Photo: Xiaomei ChenExecutive Council member Ronny Tong told a radio programme on Wednesday that he believed the phrase ‘separation of powers’ should remain in local textbooks – precisely so residents could understand their limitations. Photo: Xiaomei Chen
Executive Council member Ronny Tong told a radio programme on Wednesday that he believed the phrase ‘separation of powers’ should remain in local textbooks – precisely so residents could understand their limitations. Photo: Xiaomei Chen

Hong Kong cabinet adviser disagrees with Lam on ‘separation of powers’ in textbooks, if only to show students why focusing on issue is ‘meaningless’

  • Ronny Tong says leaving phrase in Liberal Studies textbooks will help society understand the concept applies only on a limited, local level
  • Bar Association criticises Lam for saying the principle did not exist in Hong Kong, calling such remarks ‘inconsistent’ with the Basic Law

Topic |   Education
Executive Council member Ronny Tong told a radio programme on Wednesday that he believed the phrase ‘separation of powers’ should remain in local textbooks – precisely so residents could understand their limitations. Photo: Xiaomei ChenExecutive Council member Ronny Tong told a radio programme on Wednesday that he believed the phrase ‘separation of powers’ should remain in local textbooks – precisely so residents could understand their limitations. Photo: Xiaomei Chen
Executive Council member Ronny Tong told a radio programme on Wednesday that he believed the phrase ‘separation of powers’ should remain in local textbooks – precisely so residents could understand their limitations. Photo: Xiaomei Chen
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