The Daily Populous

Wednesday June 15th, 2022 evening edition

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New Hong Kong textbooks will teach students that the city was never a British colony, after an overhaul of a school subject that authorities have blamed for driving the pro-democracy protests.

According to local reports, the new texts will teach students that the Chinese government didn’t recognise the treaties that ceded the city to Britain after the opium wars.

They ended in 1997 when Britain returned Hong Kong to Chinese control, and therefore the texts claim Hong Kong was never a British colony.

The new books also adopt Beijing’s narrative that the 2019 protest movement was driven by “external forces”, South China Morning Post reported.

The four sets of textbooks for Hong Kong’s liberal studies subject were released online last week, for schools to choose materials for the new academic year in September.

Tang Fei, an editor and reviewer of two of the textbooks, and also a Hong Kong legislator, told the outlet the texts had passed internal review and were now awaiting final approval.

The proposed new textbooks come just weeks before Hong Kong marks 25 years since the British handover. »

Todd Howard Confirms Fallout 5 Is Coming After Elder Scrolls 6

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Todd Howard has confirmed to IGN that Fallout 5 will be Bethesda Game Studios' next game after The Elder Scrolls 6, which itself will follow on from 2023's Starfield.

"Yes, Elder Scrolls 6 is in pre-production and, you know, we’re going to be doing Fallout 5 after that, so our slate’s pretty full going forward for a while.

However, Howard hadn't confirmed that it would definitely be on the way after The Elder Scrolls 6. »

What victory in Ukraine looks like | Hew Strachan

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Key member states like the USA and Britain have rallied around Ukraine, arming its resistance against Russia.

When they came, the sanctions failed twice over, neither preventing Russia’s offensive nor halting it once it was under way.

NATO’s resurgence and Putin’s retreat can give the impression that this war will end with Russia defeated and victory for Ukraine and NATO. »

Classmates wouldn’t sign his yearbook. So older students stepped in.

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— Brody Ridder,” the rising seventh-grader wrote in his own yearbook, which was signed by only two classmates, two teachers and himself.

When Brody asked his classmates to sign his yearbook on May 24, “they told me no,” he said in a phone interview with The Washington Post.

Right away, the 11th-grader decided, “I’m going to get people and we’re going to sign his yearbook. »

Ukraine Says it Only Has 10% of the Weapons it Needs as Russia Makes Gains

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Her comments come as global defense ministers, including from NATO countries meet in Brussels on Wednesday to discuss weapon deliveries to Ukraine.

Ukraine has been promised NATO-standard weapons, which include advanced U.S. rockets, but it takes time to deploy them and transitioning from Soviet-era weapons and munitions requires constant western support.

He also spoke of "painful" losses in the Donbas city of Severodonetsk which British defense officials said is mostly controlled by Russia. »