Are Hong Kong’s teachers radicalising youth? Ex-leader and lawmaker clash over accusation

A war of words erupted on Sunday between former Hong Kong chief executive Leung Chun-ying and a lawmaker representing teachers after the ex-leader accused elements of the profession of radicalising the city’s youth.Leung also defended his controversial naming and shaming on Facebook of 18 teachers charged over last year’s anti-government protests, a move critics likened to Cultural Revolution-era persecution.Lawmaker Ip Kin-yuen, of the Professional Teachers’ Union, which has a 100,000-strong…

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