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Alumni gather for exhibition to commemorate legacy of 350 Chinese schools

Published on Jul 13, 2014 2:09 PM

More than 500 people attended the launch of an exhibition that commemorates traditional Chinese schools on Sunday.

Many guests were former students of some 350 schools, most of which have closed down. The remaining schools were preserved under the Special Assistance Plan, or converted into mainstream English ones, in line with the Government's emphasis on bilingualism.

The exhibition, "Chinese Schools - A Lasting Legacy", was organised by the Federation of Chinese School Alumni Associations and focused on the schools that have since shut down.

Its vice-chairman, former Lianhe Zaobao journalist Poon Sing Wah, also put out a 250-page book of interviews with former students of these schools.

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