New Chinese history textbooks that are being vetted by Hong Kong’s education authorities. Photo: William Yiu
New Chinese history textbooks that are being vetted by Hong Kong’s education authorities. Photo: William Yiu

New history textbooks for Hong Kong students ‘compress details of Tiananmen Square crackdown, with no mention of commemorative vigil’

  • New textbooks are still being vetted by education authorities, as part of review aimed at enhancing pupils’ understanding of Chinese history
  • Crackdown now listed under a section titled ‘Difficulties encountered during the reform’, with some textbooks providing only a few photos or brief mention of death toll