A series of recent textbooks for secondary schools has sparked a debate about Hong Kong’s colonial history. Photo: Robert Ng
A series of recent textbooks for secondary schools has sparked a debate about Hong Kong’s colonial history. Photo: Robert Ng

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Why Hong Kong’s new textbooks for secondary schools have stopped calling the city a British colony

  • Launch of several new secondary school textbooks for Hong Kong’s citizenship and social development course has sparked debate about city’s colonial past
  • New curriculum argues United Nations in 1972 voted to remove Hong Kong from past list of colonies at China’s request

A series of recent textbooks for secondary schools has sparked a debate about Hong Kong’s colonial history. Photo: Robert Ng
A series of recent textbooks for secondary schools has sparked a debate about Hong Kong’s colonial history. Photo: Robert Ng
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