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Will a Controversial Education Reform Spark Fresh Protests in Hong Kong?

Carrie Lam, the incoming Chief Executive of Hong Kong, has already sparked controversy following incendiary remarks about Hong Kong’s education system in which she emphasized that schools should be placing more focus on instilling a so-called “Chinese spirit.” Given Hong Kong’s history of student-led demonstrations and turbulent relationship with Mainland China, Lam’s inflammatory comments risk creating further social unrest and do nothing to address the acute failings of Hong Kong’s dilapidated education system.