The Form Five maths class of teacher Peter Lee watch footage of the events in Tiananmen Square 30 years ago. Photo: Jonathan Wong

Why Hong Kong maths teacher who witnessed Tiananmen Square crackdown holds special history lessons once a year for his students

  • Peter Lee, 52, shows Form Five pupils video footage of scenes from Tiananmen Square in 1989, and tells them about the student protests
  • He was in university when events unfolded, and joined a group of Hong Kong students who went to Beijing for two weeks to support protesters
Topic |   Tiananmen Square crackdown 30th anniversary

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The Form Five maths class of teacher Peter Lee watch footage of the events in Tiananmen Square 30 years ago. Photo: Jonathan Wong
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Hoi Wai-hang, a Chinese history and and liberal studies teacher at SKH St Mary’s Church Mok Hing Yiu College. Photo: Xiaomei Chen

Hong Kong teacher hopes new book on Tiananmen Square crackdown can educate younger readers

  • Hoi Wai-hang, who was eight when the protests happened, seeks to explain events of April-June 1989
  • ‘It will be difficult for us to understand relations between Hong Kong and mainland China, and the current political situation in Hong Kong, if we do not understand June 4,’ he says
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Hoi Wai-hang, a Chinese history and and liberal studies teacher at SKH St Mary’s Church Mok Hing Yiu College. Photo: Xiaomei Chen
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