The national anthem law, which criminalises insulting March of the Volunteers, was approved by China’s legislative body in 2017. Violators in China face detention of up to 15 days by police, or criminal prosecution. It is also set to be rolled out in Hong Kong.


Exclusive: Why Hong Kong political artist Kacey Wong is optimistic despite the looming threat of censorship

In an exclusive live interview with HKFP, artist Kacey Wong has said that the future of Hong Kong dissident art will be new, alternative platforms, adding that the national security law will only galvanise creativity in Hong Kong. The Cornell-educated artist – who describes himself as a “cultural fireman” – is known for his political […]

Careful what you hum in Hong Kong schools

Hong Kong passed another small sad landmark on the path to perdition last week with the beginning of the political purge of the education business which has featured prominently on the Liaison Office’s wish list lately. The latest victim was a Miss Lee at the Heung To Middle School in Kowloon Tong. Her offence, however, […]


Beijing’s national security law dilemma: Transparency… with Hongkongers?

The Chinese Communist Party (CCP) convened the Central Committee in Beijing in late October 2019. The committee endorsed a decision that apparently has great significance for governance in Hong Kong and the future of One Country, Two Systems. At a press conference on November 1, party leaders let the world know that the Central Committee […]


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