On last Sunday, Beijing-backed primary school teacher Yu Yee-wah 余綺華 threw a temper tantrum at a 15 year-old anti-national education student in the live TV debate “City Forum”.
Her childish behavior drew both criticism and interest from netizens. Out of curiosity, netizens investigated Yu’s background as she represented National’s Little Vanguard 國民小先鋒 in the debate. The investigation leaded to shocking revelations about the rifle holding and red/yellow scarf wearing National’s Little Vanguard, which is under the lead of the Chinese Communist Party. As mentioned in the previous post, through Education Employees General Union which Yu is the chairperson, netizens discovered that the former chief secretary of the union is the vice-principal of St. Edward’s Catholic School, which is one of 18 Catholic primary schools that participate in a national education programme called 匯通國民教育 Blended Learning Curriculum Design for HK National Education. The programme has just been found out that it promotes the worship of Chairman Mao. Netizens are extremely disgusted by this Mao-worshipping programme.
The following is the syllabus of national education of these 18 Catholic primary schools. The content of chapter 5 “Cultural Arts – Learn Calligraphy Together” is “The Artistic Attainment of Mao Zedong’s Calligraphy 毛澤東的書法造詣” and one of the learning targets/learning focuses is “learn the spirit of Chairman Mao , which is never give up and assiduous.”
Comment from House News
Inside the syllabus of the primary school’s national education programme, 匯通國民教育 Blended Learning Curriculum Design for HK National Education, which is subsidised by the Quality Education Fund from the government, we can see the course content for Primary 4:
1. Students need to learn the artistic attainment of Mao Zedong’s caligraphy.
2. Learn the spirit of Chairman Mao, which is refuse to give up and assiduous.
We had previously shared the piece of news that Hong Kong Anglican Church and the Evangelical Lutheran Church of Hong Kong have decided that their schools will not add national education into the school curriculum in the coming school year. However, many schools have been using strongly patriotic syllabus to create teaching materials and teach students.
At the same time, athlete Lee Lai-shan is also grouped into “Olympic Elites of China” . Students are required to use the phrase “I am Chinese” to make sentences and listened to “March of the Volunteers” (*national anthem of China) in class. The teaching methods of national education are extremely diversified.
God Save the Queen was played when Lee Lai-shan won her gold medal for Hong Kong in 1996.
Janet: Hong Kong government has f**king gone crazy. It is worse than North Korea.
Tsang: I deeply believe that North Korean primary school students are required to learn “the Artistic Attainment of Kim Jung Un’s Caligraphy”!
Tam: It is so disgusting. There are so many famous Chinese calligraphers one can learn from, such as Wang Xizhi and Yan Zhenqing. Why learn from Mao Zedong?! Students are even required to learn his never give up and assiduous spirit?! Hong Kong is about to be on par with North Korean in the aspect of leader worshipping. This commie-licking, brainwashing, so called national education, if I don’t protest against it, I will feel guilty at our next generation.
Bill: The shittiest part is that one has to learn the spirit of the demon who killed the most people in the history ever.
區: I remember that when I was young I once told my teacher that I wanted to learn the calligraphy of Song Huizong (*the last emperor of Song). The Taiwanese teacher told me that I shouldn’t learn as it is the calligraphy of a vanquished nation. At that time, I thought that my teacher was so old-fashioned. Now, I understand. Calligraphy is a self-cultivation. One’s mind is influenced subconsciously when one mimics calligraphy – the energy of the calligraphy transfers to the mimic through the pen.
Chan: Every time I hear people say the CCP has progressed or advanced, I recall what Ni Kuang once famously put, “The progress of the Communist party is like a cannibal tribe starts using folks and knifes to eat human meat.” The essence hasn’t changed, only that it’s more absurd, and they’re so proud of it.