|Many in Hong Kong think students should learn traditional Chinese characters|
|Education chief Eddie Ng says the issue is being politicized|
|The difference between simplified and traditional characters|
|Simplify this! The character biang to describe noodles|
Education chief Ng needs to come out and explain clearly what is going on -- is there really no more opportunity for the public to give its own opinion on the matter? And why does it think learning simplified Chinese will help Hong Kong students liaise better with Chinese overseas? They are most probably learning traditional characters, and if they are using simplified, again, they can figure out what they are saying without having to explicitly learn simplified Chinese.
It seems like this issue will not be resolved anytime soon and there should be a dialogue about this, instead it seems like the government is bending over backwards to please Beijing.
Yet another reason why the government is so alienated from the general population and that Hong Kong people get no say in their lives.
As some people are saying these days, it feels like 2047 is already here...