21. Protect the Children 守護

21. Protect the Children 守護

2014, ink and colour on paper水墨設色紙本, 96x90cm

The SAR Government’s plan of revising a subject in schools to promote “National Education” met strong opposition from students and civic groups in 2011-12. The subject was opposed for “brain-washing” the students by praising the PRC regime on the one hand and denouncing Western democracy on the other. After massive protests by the public, the government suspended its plan.

特區政府擬修改學校課程,在中小學推行「國民教育」,受到學生和社會公眾的强烈反對,抗議行動在2011-12年激化。「國民教育」的教學手册有誇讚中共統治和貶責西方民主的導引,被指為要對學生從小進行「洗腦」。因抗議激化,特府延緩推行此課程計劃。