HKSAR Government welcomes NPCSC's adoption of Patriotic Education Law of People's Republic of China

     ‚ÄčThe Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR) Government welcomes the adoption of the Patriotic Education Law of the People's Republic of China at the 6th session of the Standing Committee of the 14th National People's Congress today (October 24). The law will take effect on January 1, 2024, which aims to strengthen patriotic education, inherit and promote the spirit of patriotism.

     The Patriotic Education Law of the People's Republic of China sets out the main content of patriotic education, covering areas such as ideology and politics, history and culture, national symbols, the magnificent scenery and historical and cultural heritage of the motherland, constitution and law, national unity and ethnic solidarity, national security and defense, and the deeds of heroes and martyrs and role models. The law also includes provisions on patriotic education for different groups such as compatriots in Hong Kong, Macao and Taiwan.

     The Chief Executive, Mr John Lee, said, "The HKSAR Government has been working together with various sectors of the community to promote patriotic education, with a view to enhancing the sense of national identity and patriotism of different sectors of the community. The HKSAR Government will fully facilitate the relevant work to co-ordinate within the Government and also the patriotic forces of different sectors in making persistent efforts to promote patriotic education, so as to enable the public to gain further knowledge of the history, culture and rapid development in all aspects of our country and understand the close relationship between Mainland and Hong Kong."

Ends/Tuesday, October 24, 2023
Issued at HKT 22:46