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New schoolbooks will teach students in Hong Kong that it was never a British colony, the South China Morning Post reports, highlighting Beijing’s campaign to revamp education in the city.

The four sets of textbooks for a class on citizenship say the Chinese government never recognized the 19th-century treaties that handed Britain control of Hong Kong, the report says. They also stick to the government’s stance on the large and sometimes violent protests in the city in 2019, blaming them on “external forces.”

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