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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Gary Cheung

Gary Cheung

Gary Cheung joined the Post in 2000, covering fields ranging from politics and the integration between Hong Kong and China. He became assistant editor-in-chief of Ming Pao in 2017 and returned to the Post the following year. He is author of Hong Kong’s Watershed: The 1967 riots (Hong Kong University Press, 2009).