Political hearing in exam question

The listening part of this year’s Chinese-language examination for the Hong Kong Diploma of Secondary Education Examination was yesterday criticized as being politicized.

That came a day after the composition paper was hit by the same flak.

The recorded content in the listening and integrated Chinese- language skills papers centered on the scenario of a student union election.

Two students and a teacher can be heard in the recording discussing human ability and integrity, using a metaphor involving a dog and a lion.

Some candidates said the taped scenario seemed to be associated with the chief executive election.