It seems that more and more young people in Hong Kong are taking an active interest in social and political issues in Hong Kong, to the extent that they are participating. It also seems the young people taking part in social movements are getting younger.
This issue of Periscope looks at several aspects of this phenomenon:
What are the factors that are leading to the greater participation of young people in social and political movements in Hong Kong and is the introduction of Liberal Studies as a compulsory subject one of them?
Despite popular perceptions, not all young people getting involved in social movements and politics are radical or pan-democratic, some of them identify themselves as conservatives and pro-establishment. However, they too are becoming increasingly outspoken
The greater participation of younger people in alumni groups has contributed to the emergence of new alumni movement whose members want a bigger say in school policies and are different in nature from traditional alumni associations