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.

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Hong Kong police investigate Olympic chants, China anthem booing

Hong Kong police on Friday said they had launched an investigation into Olympic Games fans who booed China’s national anthem and drowned it out with chanting during a public screening at a mall. The Chinese international finance hub has had its best Games on record with Edgar Cheung winning gold in fencing and Siobhan Haughey […]

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Hong Kong’s 50-year curse takes effect early… but this is just the beginning

In the 1980s, Hong Kong – often described as a borrowed city on borrowed time – was put on a 50-year countdown by China and the UK. As soon as the curse was placed, a mass exodus took place, with few trusting the Communist Party’s poor track record. But, as two decades passed, the curse […]

Progress and radical hope: reflecting on a year of Hong Kong’s anti-authoritarian struggle

June 12 this year marks the one-year anniversary of Hong Kong’s anti-extradition law movement. A year ago that day, thousands of protesters surrounded the Legislative Council Complex to oppose the extradition bill. Later that evening, a group of young activists stormed the building. They were met with rubber bullets, tear gas, and pepper spray. Since […]

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