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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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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
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 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
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
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