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 arrest 3 pro-democracy ex-lawmakers in connection with throwing foul-smelling objects in legislature
Three former pro-democracy lawmakers – Eddie Chu, Ray Chan and Ted Hui – were arrested on Wednesday morning in connection with throwing foul-smelling objects in the legislature in May and June. According to Hui’s Facebook page, the Democratic Party member was apprehended on suspicion of contempt under the Legislative Council (Powers and Privileges) Ordinance and […]
Hong Kong’s RTHK Radio 3 is to start playing the Chinese national anthem every morning at 8 am, HKFP has learned. The embattled public broadcaster will play March of the Volunteers daily from November 16, three sources familiar with the matter have confirmed. In June, a new government-appointed board of advisers said that RTHK needs […]