Politics • Asian
2020-06-04T15:00:02+00:00

Hong Kong criminalizes insult of Chinese national anthem

Hong Kong criminalizes insult of Chinese national anthem
Sheet music of the National Anthem of the People's Republic of China, the March of the Volunteers Credit: Nie Er / Public domain

Hong Kong's Legislative Council has passed a resolution that everyone who alters the Chinese national anthem "March of the Volunteers" can be fined for up to HK$50,000 and be sentenced for up to three years in prison. The law was passed by a majority of pro-China lawmakers, with the Democrats trying to stall the process and refusing to take part in the voting process.

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