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Flag-burning accused says jail meals best he's had

A man awaiting trial for setting fire to the national flag told a court yesterday he was happy in jail because the food was better than his usual fare.

Saturday, 20 August, 2011, 12:00am

Party desecrated flag, defendant says

An elderly Jiangxi farmer accused of setting the national flag on fire in Golden Bauhinia Square denied desecrating the flag but admitted burning it.

Prosecutors say mainland tourist Zhu Rongchang, 74, lowered the flag from its pole in the Wan Chai square and lit it with a cigarette lighter on July 22.

6 Aug 2011 - 12:00am

Banners in middle of the road must go

Hong Kong's streets will soon be less colourful, but likely safer following the government's decision to remove all public notice banners from the middle of the city's roads.

17 Jul 2011 - 12:00am

Residents face pressure tactics

Residents of old buildings still face various property acquisition tactics, although a watchdog in August banned estate agents from pressuring them to move out. The Estate Agents Authority set out 29 rules against tactics such as displaying large banners and harassing owners by phone.

31 Mar 2011 - 12:00am

The flag

Meanwhile in Denmark

The history of national flags is not very clear. But the Danish flag is said to be the oldest. It is a white cross on a red background. It has inspired other flags. When it became the national flag of Denmark, though, is uncertain. It may have been first used by a Danish king in the mid-1300s.

21 Jun 2010 - 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

Filmmaker flies the flag to provoke discussion on a burning issue

A desire to understand why it's an offence to burn the Hong Kong flag has secured Verdy Leung Wai-yee a place as a finalist in the Golden Horse Film Festival in Taipei.

5 Dec 2003 - 12:00am

Crackdown fear on Article 23 banners

The government has been accused of using administrative means to silence dissent against Article 23 after street banners protesting against the proposed anti-subversion legislation were torn down by officials in Sha Tin.

This has sparked fears that the government has begun cracking down ahead of a rally against the legislation next week.

8 Dec 2002 - 12:00am

Flag-burning protest is an insult to all Chinese people

I was angered by the decision of the April 5th Action Group to burn the PRC flag during the National Day celebrations on October 1.

All Chinese citizens should criticise this kind of behaviour. Since the handover in 1997 the SAR government has tolerated many similar acts by demonstrators. However, I think it is time to stop being so tolerant.

5 Oct 2002 - 12:00am

Sai Kung pub told to remove flag homage to attack victims

Officials yesterday ordered the owners of a Sai Kung pub to take down a tribute to the victims of September 11.

Duke of York owners Una Wong and Mike Wilkinson had five flags - three for the United States flanked by one each for Britain and the SAR - hoisted on a flower bed outside their pub.

11 Sep 2002 - 12:00am