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Evans, Stephen. 2011. Historical and comparative perspectives on the medium of instruction in Hong Kong. Language Policy 10 (1) : 19–36.
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This study surveys two centuries with regard to the long and controversial history of Hong Kong's medium-of-instruction (MOI) policy, in the hope that these temporal and spatial approaches provide clues as to the probable effects of the current ‘‘fine-tuning’’ policy (since 2010/2011), lending more scope to teach in English at junior secondary level (instead of in Chinese, often imposed as MOI after British departure in 1997).