Hong Kong to promote national security education in schools
Friday, January 22, 2021, 23:11
Hong Kong Secretary for Education Kevin Yeung speaks at the HKSAR Government Scholarship Fund and Self-financing Post-secondary Education Fund Joint Scholarship Presentation Ceremony, April 24, 2018. (PHOTO / HKSAR GOVERNMENT)
HONG KONG – Secretary for Education of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR) government Kevin Yeung Yun-hung said on Friday that the Education Bureau will provide local schools with guidelines on carrying out national security education.
Yeung said at the Legislative Council that the bureau will further enhance students’ awareness of national security and law-abiding to tie in with the implementation of the Law of the People’s Republic of China on Safeguarding National Security in the HKSAR.
The bureau will provide support for primary and secondary schools to promote national security education, allow students to have a clearer understanding of the inseparable relationship between the country and Hong Kong, the importance of the National Security Law in Hong Kong to the implementation of “one country, two systems” as well as the prosperity and stable development of Hong Kong, Yeung said.
Yeung said that the core training of new teachers will include the contents of the Constitution, the HKSAR Basic Law and national security, and the contents of teachers’ professional ethics will be strengthened in the pre-service training to ensure that teachers’ ethics, moral character and integrity are guaranteed.