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HK Teacher’s Union

The Hong Kong Professional Teacher’s Union (PTU), a 48-year-old non-government organization founded by late pro-democracy lawmaker Szeto Wah, announced on Tuesday that it was disbanding after state media described it as a “tumor” that must be rooted out.

Chinese state mouthpieces including Xinhua News Agency and the People’s Daily urged Hong Kong police to investigate the PTU’s alleged “illegal acts”, even though it had already announced it would discontinue its operations.

The state reports said the PTU should not be able to get away with any law-breaking as it had incited teachers to participate in violent protests and spread “poisonous thoughts” into schools.

Read more at “HK teacher’s union folds under Beijing’s pressure”

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