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  • Dec 29, 2014
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Flag Burning

Civility v patriotism in Hong Kong courts

Social activist Koo Sze-yiu outside court. Photo: Thomas Chan

I learned something new about Hong Kong this month: in this great city, in our law-abiding society, if you really must burn something, better that it be your neighbour's dog than the national flag.

Thursday, 28 February, 2013, 3:37am 2 comments

Diaoyu Islands activist 'proudly' jailed for flag burning

Social activist Koo Sze-yiu outside court. Photo: Thomas Chan

A political activist was jailed for nine months for desecrating the national and Hong Kong flags in protest at mainland human rights abuses.

Koo Sze-yiu, 66, left court wearing a banner that read: "I am very honoured to be jailed for the third time." He told the Eastern Court: "For the political point of view, I must [desecrate the flags] … When I am released, I will do this again."

8 Feb 2013 - 5:24am 3 comments

Letters to the Editor, January 5, 2013

Donald Tsang can be proud of Disneyland. Photo: Edward Wong

Hong Kong's travel warning on India is unfair

I refer to the report ("Women's group warns India over rape", January 1). I also read with anger that the Security Bureau issued an amber alert for travellers visiting India.

5 Jan 2013 - 2:38am 2 comments