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Hong Kong security law

Hong Kong teachers union disbands under government pressure

Leader blames 'drastic changes' in territory's social and political environment

Fung Wai-wah, president of the Hong Kong Professional Teachers' Union, seated second from left, speaks during a news conference Aug. 10.   © Reuters

HONG KONG -- Hong Kong's largest union for teachers will dissolve, citing "huge pressure" from mainland and territorial authorities since Beijing imposed a national security law in June 2020.

Fung Wai-wah, president of the Hong Kong Professional Teachers' Union, said on Tuesday evening the decision follows "the drastic changes in the social and political environment."

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