National security law: English Schools Foundation tells parents practices will not change under new Hong Kong guidelines

Chan Ho-him:

Hong Kong’s biggest international school group has said it will help pupils understand the concept of national security but will not be introducing new practices such as flag-raising ceremonies following the issuing of sweeping guidelines on the topic by education authorities.

The English Schools Foundation (ESF), which runs 22 kindergartens and schools in the city, also said it would have measures in place to prevent a breach of the national security law on campus, although it was not “required to adopt the approaches” set out in the guidelines.