Language policy in Hong Kong

  • Period: to

    British Colonial Rule

    Schools in Hong Kong were allowed to choose their own medium of instruction.
  • The Official Languages Ordinance

    The co-official Language Policy declared both English and Chinese as official languages in Hong Kong
  • The Handover

    The Handover
    The end of British rule, the return of Chinese rule
  • Implementation of Chinese as Medium of Instruction in Secondary Schools

    In April 1997, a compulsory Chinese medium instruction policy was proposed in "the Firm Guidance". After much opposition, it was revised as "the Guidance" and some schools were exempted from this policy.