[Commentary] On August 11, Deng Fei, director of the National Hong Kong and Macau Research Association and vice chairman of the Hong Kong Federation of Education Workers, accepted an exclusive interview with a reporter from China News Service.

Talking about the announcement of the dissolution of the "Hong Kong Education Professionals Association" the day before, Deng Fei said that this would be of great benefit to the Hong Kong education sector and the entire society.

  [Concurrent] Deng Fei, director of the National Hong Kong and Macau Research Association and vice chairman of the Hong Kong Federation of Education Workers

  What's the good thing about it?

It can justify its roots.

How to correct the source?

Because the "Education Association" used to say that its biggest problem was the use of educational tools to make political actions, and this was his most deadly.

He often uses educational terms and educational policy tools, including course examinations, teacher training, etc., to package and conceal his political actions. Therefore, his deceptiveness is even greater, including social deception. Deceptiveness and negative role models for teachers and students are particularly strong.

  [Explanation] Deng Fei said frankly that no matter from the perspective of society, parents, and students, he has natural trust in teachers.

As a so-called group that protects teachers’ rights and interests, the "Education Association" has turned this trust into an opportunity. In recent years, the "Education Association" has frequently changed the concept of education, whitewashed political goals, and misled public judgments, even in social incidents. Fan the flames and fuel the flames.

  [Concurrent] Deng Fei, director of the National Hong Kong and Macau Research Association and vice chairman of the Hong Kong Federation of Education Workers

  The “anti-religion” incident in 2012, the illegal “Occupy Central” in 2014, and then the “dark storm” (revision storm) in 2019, all have its strong shadow in it.

The first is political propaganda. I just said that using education to package politics becomes a kind of political propaganda, giving a kind of educational rationality to an extreme political action in disguise.

In the second aspect, it actually acts as an organizational mobilization, including an organizational mobilization for teachers or even students. When "Occupy Central" breaks out, the "Educational Association" will arrange some buses to organize students to go to the scene. .

It is well-packaged and well-sounding. What is it called? I organize students to study on site.

It has participated in all three major political actions and contributed to the flames.

  [Explanation] Deng Fei commented that the various practices of the "Educational Association" and "unlawful justice" are actually two sides.

And its performance in the "Regulations Amendment Disturbance" in 2019 even went against its own responsibilities and gradually lost the hearts of the people.

  [Concurrent] Deng Fei, director of the National Hong Kong and Macau Research Association and vice chairman of the Hong Kong Federation of Education Workers

  In fact, a group of teachers in the "Black Violence" of 2019 already had this consciousness, and they realized that they couldn't. Your violent actions would be a kind of indiscriminate violence.

So there are already a group of teachers, there are ordinary teachers, there are vice-principals, and there are directors of discipline who directly criticize these violent elements. What is the result?

In exchange for being "human flesh searched" on the Internet, it is possible that these people in black rushed to the school, destroyed the school, beat the school in a mess, or blacked it out.

So under this situation, the "Educational Association" did not respond. As a teachers' union, the "Educational Association" did not stand up to protect these righteous teachers. It did not do so at all.

  [Explanation] The hurried dissolution of the "Education Association" has made all walks of life in Hong Kong feel abrupt.

Ye Liu Shuyi, a member of the Hong Kong Executive Council and chairman of the New Democrat Party, said a few days ago that the "Education Association" might be afraid of further investigation by the police.

Deng Fei stated that if he is suspected of violating Hong Kong's National Security Law and endangering national security, his dissolution will not go unpunished.

  [Concurrent] Deng Fei, director of the National Hong Kong and Macau Research Association and vice chairman of the Hong Kong Federation of Education Workers

  Because since it is criminal responsibility, criminal responsibility is for people, not for groups. In Mandarin, "a monk can't run away from a temple". Now it's the other way around. You can't run away from a monk even if you demolish the temple, right?

Because criminal responsibility has always been directed at individuals, not legal persons.

As a trade union, your "teaching association" is a legal person, a legal person in law, but criminals are not against legal persons, so if you "dismantle the temple" like this, you still can't escape if criminal liability is really involved.

  Reporter Li Yue, Fan Siyi reporting from Hong Kong

Editor in charge: [Wang Kai]

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