Hong Kong Teachers Fired and Afraid as China Targets Liberal Thinkers | #teacher | #children | #kids

HONG KONG—Hong Kong teachers who backed antigovernment protests—by taking to the streets or supporting the demonstrators on social media—are being reprimanded and, in some cases, fired as China’s Communist Party moves to stamp out dissent.

Many observers say they fear the city’s tradition of liberal education and critical thinking will be supplanted by Chinese-style pro-government lessons and suppression of political discourse. Pressure has mounted since Beijing imposed a sweeping new national-security law here at the end…


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