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Hong Kong Schools Devote a Day to China’s National Security

  • Students raised Chinese flag and sang the national anthem
  • Beijing has zeroed in on schools as a core source of dissent
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WATCH: Hong Kong had its first National Security Education Day since the passing of China's National Security Law.(Source: Quicktake)
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Hong Kong marked its first National Security Education Day since last year’s imposition of sweeping national security legislation by Beijing, as the government ramps up efforts to overhaul the school system and instill patriotism in the city’s populace following the protests of 2019.

Schools across the city were mandated to hold events including singing the Chinese national anthem and raising flags. In addition, giant billboards promoting the event have been plastered across the city, while the police held an open day where they displayed professional drills, anti-terrorism exercises and displayed armored vehicles.