Flag of Hong Kong

Meanwhile, back at the celebrations

About 40,000 people, undaunted by occasional light rain and sweltering heat, packed Hong Kong Stadium to attend a celebration of the 15th anniversary of the city's return to Chinese rule.

Monday, 2 July, 2012, 12:00am

Seeing red

Flags - and all the varied emotions they set in motion - have recently become a hot local topic. Even though we're treated to the national anthem before the six o'clock news, not everyone in Hong Kong views the Chinese flag with rapt adulation. A disgruntled mainland visitor set fire to one some time ago in Wan Chai's Golden Bauhinia Square and was swiftly prosecuted.

19 Feb 2012 - 12:00am

Woman guilty of desecrating flag

An unemployed Mexican woman was convicted in Tsuen Wan Court yesterday for stealing and desecrating a Hong Kong flag at Po Lin Monastery, Lantau Island. Sik Hui-chai told Magistrate John Glass he saw La Lu Na Maya, 28, at his temple on April 5 and found a national flag and a Hong Kong flag missing the following day.

10 Jun 2010 - 12:00am

Red welcome urged for torch

Leading figures urge residents to dress for unity during relay

Hong Kong people have been urged to dress in red to show their support for the Beijing Olympics on Friday, when the Games torch returns to Chinese soil in the city after the relay overseas.

28 Apr 2008 - 12:00am

3 Beijing offices above the law, say lawmakers

Lawmakers yesterday accused the Hong Kong administration of allowing three central government offices in the city to remain above the law.

15 Mar 2008 - 12:00am

More schools flying the national flag on special occasions

Eight out of 10 local schools hoisted national flags on special occasions and important days last year, compared with fewer than half in 2003, a senior education official said yesterday.

15 Mar 2008 - 12:00am

Legislators criticise ferry firm for flying its flag

Flagpoles at Tsim Sha Tsui's Star Ferry terminal should be flying the national or Hong Kong flag instead of those of the Wharf group, which owns and manages the Star Ferry and nearby Ocean Terminal, several lawmakers say.

15 Jul 2007 - 12:00am

Teacher flies the flag for discipline and national pride

If there is greater interest among youngsters in the national flag these days, Hui Chun-lung has had a lot to do with it.

The high school teacher has helped 280 schools form their own flag-guards in the past four years.

2 Jul 2007 - 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

Back to the Basic

C&G Artpartment

Ends Jul 9

Running until early next month, this debut exhibition by C&G Artpartment marks the 10th anniversary of the handover. But it's not typical of the hundreds of other celebratory events.

21 Jun 2007 - 12:00am

'Santa' gets community service for sign protest

Activist Matt Pearce yesterday was sentenced to 100 hours of community service for staging a protest on top of a road sign in Central last year while dressed as Santa Claus.

Pearce pleaded guilty before Magistrate Allan Wyeth in Eastern Court to causing a public nuisance.

27 Aug 2006 - 12:00am


Happy National Day It's not too late to get your patriotic show on the road, by flying the national or Hong Kong flags on your car. The truly patriotic car-spares shops will be closed today, a public holiday, but you might find a national flag or bauhinia sticker for your bumper in a Mongkok parts shop, or in the tourist alleys off Nathan Road.

1 Oct 2005 - 12:00am

WWF seeks help for HK flag day

WWF Hong Kong is recruiting volunteers for a flag day later this month.

The event aims to raise funds for the World Wide Fund for Nature's programmes and to promote its valuable work among the public.

11 Aug 2005 - 12:00am

Schools raise the standard on National Day awareness

More than 1,000 students from 22 Sai Kung schools attended a flag-raising ceremony yesterday which organisers said reflected growing awareness about National Day.

1 Oct 2004 - 12:00am

Leftist links flag-burning to lack of patriotic education

A leading leftist politician says incidents such as the burning of the national flag on Tuesday should not come as a surprise because schoolchildren in Hong Kong are not taught about patriotism.

4 Oct 2002 - 12:00am