Golden Bauhinia Square, a symbol of Hong Kong’s return from British to Chinese rule in 1997, in Wan Chai area of Hong Kong on Feb 17, 2021. The Hong Kong government has launched a vast campaign to indoctrinate the next generation and it is using history as a potentially powerful tool to inculcate obedience and patriotism. (Lam Yik Fei/The New York Times).

HK rewrites history to
build loyalty to China

Through new lesson plans and expensive publishing projects, the government hopes to teach future generations a curated lesson about the city’s past