Language policy in Hong Kong
British Colonial RuleSchools in Hong Kong were allowed to choose their own medium of instruction.
The Official Languages OrdinanceThe co-official Language Policy declared both English and Chinese as official languages in Hong Kong
The HandoverThe end of British rule, the return of Chinese rule
Implementation of Chinese as Medium of Instruction in Secondary SchoolsIn 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.