Hong Kong’s biggest teachers’ union walked fine line politically for decades under ‘Uncle Wah’, so what finally triggered Beijing’s wrath?

//Hong Kong’s biggest teachers’ union walked fine line politically for decades under ‘Uncle Wah’, so what finally triggered Beijing’s wrath?

Hong Kong’s biggest teachers’ union walked fine line politically for decades under ‘Uncle Wah’, so what finally triggered Beijing’s wrath?

The late founder of the Professional Teachers’ Union (PTU), Szeto Wah, was once one of Beijing’s most trusted dissenting voices having been invited to sit on an exclusive committee to draft Hong Kong’s mini-constitution in the mid-1980s.Although he resigned from the Basic Law Drafting Committee following the Tiananmen Square crackdown in 1989, political pundits argued the central government never shut him out entirely.But on Saturday, the Education Bureau in Hong Kong said it would no longer…

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