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'Innocent' errors can prove deadly for North Koreans

London has long been obsessed with flags and its emblem hangers have had much practice over the centuries displaying pennants, ensigns, standards and streamers for all manner of special occasions.

Saturday, 28 July, 2012, 12:00am

Lai See

Mayo softens a bit after 'productive session' with Citi

21 Sep 2011 - 12:00am

My Olympics

Mary Xia Flag painter

Outside the Games venues, along with groups taking pictures of the iconic 'Bird's Nest' and 'Water Cube' venues, are dozens of locals selling national flags or offering face painting. Mary Xia is one of them.

19 Aug 2008 - 12:00am

Bauhinia 'should flutter at dawn', in keeping with Tiananmen ritual

Legislators and a concern group have questioned raising the national flag in Golden Bauhinia Square at 8am rather than daybreak and cancelling the ceremony if the weather is bad.

In Beijing, the flag is raised at first light and, as is the case elsewhere around the world, the ceremony in Tiananmen Square is only cancelled if severe storms are forecast.

24 Jun 2007 - 12:00am


Expect a sea of red, white and blue and a veritable constellation of Southern Crosses at today's Big Day Out in Sydney.

That's because a call by the annual concert's organisers for fans to leave their Australian flags at home - for fear of inciting racial violence - backfired this week in spectacular fashion.

25 Jan 2007 - 12:00am

Flag flap

State protocol is, by its nature, a delicate matter. That's why its rules are so fastidiously detailed and observed: no one should feel excluded or offended, and the dignity of the state must be preserved.

3 May 2006 - 12:00am

petrol heads from all over soak up carnival atmosphere

Legions of Formula 1 fans from all over descended on Shanghai yesterday for the inaugural run at the city's spanking new race track, giving a cosmopolitan feel to China's first Grand Prix.

27 Sep 2004 - 12:00am

Flying the flag

Some pro-Beijing politicians have urged Hong Kong schools to fly the national flag to show their patriotism. If they do, how often should schools raise the flag - on occasions like National Day, or more frequently? Share your views: write to us.

6 Apr 2004 - 12:00am

Flag protest aimed at Communist Party

So Dr Raymond Wu Wai-yung feels that the flag-burning incident on National Day was caused by a lack of 'civil education' and 'an idea of nation' ('Leftist links flag-burning to lack of patriotic education', South China Morning Post, October 4).

21 Oct 2002 - 12:00am

Flagging battle with overzealous officials

I read with dismay the article in the South China Morning Post on September 11 relating to a publican in Sai Kung who had been ordered to remove several flags from outside the front of his premises as they were on government land. The flags - three stars and stripes, one Union flag and an SAR bauhinia flag - were raised in honour of the victims of the terror attacks on the US.

15 Sep 2002 - 12:00am

Police to take part in daily flag-raising show

A daily flag-raising ceremony by officers from the Police Training School is to be held from January 1.

29 Dec 2001 - 12:00am

National flag changed outside Legco Building

The national flag outside the Legco Building was changed yesterday following press reports that the previous one had been sub-standard

Reports said the Government violated regulations because the national flag was made from two pieces of cloth and the SAR one from three. A spokesman for the Legco Secretariat said staff changed the flag after they found a one-piece version.

9 Apr 2001 - 12:00am

Flag burning poses no threat

I am writing to express my deep regret over the Court of Final Appeal ruling, earlier this month, on the desecration of the national flag and Hong Kong SAR flag.

There are existing laws to ensure public order. I do not buy the argument that flag desecration will induce disorder. I value freedom of speech more than a superficial society order.

27 Dec 1999 - 12:00am

Teen idol to lead flag-selling teams

To promote the message of serving the community, C&C 997 Union has recruited fund-raising teams to sell gold flags from now until Friday and to help out on Saturday - Community Chest Flag Day.

Popular Taiwanese actress Ruby Lin Hsin-ju has been appointed as the Gold Flag Ambassador to lead the fund-raising teams.

15 Nov 1999 - 12:00am

Flying the flag for national hot topic

SOME surprising goings-on in the Court of Final Appeal (CFA) on Wednesday, where their lordships were hearing the Government's effort to re-establish the lawfulness of 'flag laws' which protect against insult to the flags of the People's Republic and the SAR.

24 Oct 1999 - 12:00am