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Hong Kong’s Schools Ordered to Begin Weekly Chinese Flag-Raising Ceremonies

Hong Kong’s Schools Ordered to Begin Weekly Chinese Flag-Raising Ceremonies

From: Radio Free Asia

Schoolchildren in Hong Kong from kindergarten upwards will be required to take part in regular ceremonies to raise the Chinese flag, which have included goose-stepping, saluting and reverential “etiquette” when performed in public by the People’s Liberation Army (PLA).

All primary and secondary schools, special schools and kindergartens in Hong Kong will be required to hold a flag-raising ceremony, with the nationalistic ritual expected once a week in primary and secondary schools from Jan. 1, 2022, the city’s education bureau said in a circular.

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