Education officials defend controversial liberal studies subject after former Hong Kong leader blames it for encouraging violent protests by young people

Hong Kong education officials have defended the controversial school subject liberal studies, saying it should not be blamed for violent protests over the extradition bill as a former leader had suggested.“There is no proof that liberal studies causes students to take radical actions,” Wendy Au Wan-sze, principal assistant secretary for education, said on Thursday.Former chief executive Tung Chee-hwa, now vice-chairman of China’s top political advisory body, had said on Wednesday the subject…

source https://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/education/article/3017321/education-officials-defend-controversial-liberal-studies

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