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· July, 2012

Stories about Hong Kong (China) from July, 2012

Hong Kong: Tens of Thousands Rally Against ‘National Education’

The new “red” elementary school curriculum controversy continues to ferment. In the past week, parent groups have joined in with concerned student and teacher groups to stop the government from...

Hong Kong: Signal Ten Typhoon

Beijing cream collects some citizen videos that show typhoon Vicente, the strongest typhoon in 13 years, passed through Hong Kong on July 24.

Language War in the Hong Kong Book Fair

A Cantonese-Mandarin language war broke out in a talk given by movie director Pang Ho-cheung for the 2012 Hong Kong Book Fair. To serve the big mainland Chinese market, the...

China: Netizens Reaction to National Education in Hong Kong

Ministry of Tofu reports on mainland Chinese netizens comment and discussion on the debate about national education in Hong Kong. Many of them are sympathetic with the students and criticize...

Hong Kong: Former SCMP Journalists’ Open Letter to the Paper's CEO

23 former South China Morning Post journalists and editors issued an open letter to the paper’s group executive director, Hui Kuok, expressing their concern that critical coverage of China is...

Hong Kong: Foreign Domestic Workers Protest Mandatory Live-in Policy

A popular singer's outrageous treatment of her maid, who is forced to sleep in a customized bed on top of a toilet bowl, sparked protests outside the immigration office against...

Hong Kong: Netizens’ Reaction on New Zealand Infant Milk Powder Shortage

The resentment towards mainland consumers in Hong Kong keeps alleviating. The Hong Kong netizens’ reaction on infant milk powder shortage problem in New Zealand is probably more intense that the...

Hong Kong: New “Red” Elementary School Curriculum Flames Concern

Under pressure from mainland China, Hong Kong's elementary schools have to start a new curriculum on "national education." Recently revealed, its module on the "China model" is full of political...

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