Hong Kong is becoming increasingly troublesome to China's Communist Party, as Beijing looks to exert more control over the territory. Distrust and dissatisfaction with the mainland are growing, as are protests against its rule. Thousands of demonstrators descended on government offices on Friday to rally against plans to teach 'Moral and National Education' in schools, which would have seen pupils learning about the successes of China, while leaving out more questionable aspects of its history.
Elections results Monday showed that Hong Kong’s pro-democratic parties had been edged out in Sunday’s legislative poll by pro-Beijing rivals, but managed to retain their veto power over any constitutional changes proposed by the government.
Hong Kong’s government has abandoned plans to force school children to take Chinese patriotism classes, after more than 100,000 protesters denounced the classes as an attempt at brainwashing by mainland China.
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Hundreds of Hong Kong protesters chanting anti-Beijing slogans disrupted Chinese President Hu Jintao’s visit to the semi-autonomous city Saturday, in yet another mark of discontent on the 15th anniversary of Hong Kong's handover to the mainland.
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Chinese President Hu Jintao arrived in Hong Kong on Friday for a three-day visit to mark the 15th anniversary of China's 1997 takeover of the former British colony, urging Hong Kongers to "love the motherland".