National Flag

Talking points

Barry Cheung Chun-yuen

Financial Secretary John Tsang Chun-wah will brief the Legislative Council's panel on financial affairs to discuss the city's economic situation in the first quarter and the near-term outlook.

Monday, 3 June, 2013, 2:32am

City Digest, December 8, 2012

Raid nets snakes but six smugglers escape

Police seized 125 boxes of protected snakes - cobras and common rat snakes - and pangolin scales and confiscated two delivery vans in a raid on the waterfront at Pak Mong on Lantau Island at about 12.30am yesterday. Police said the haul was worth about HK$780,000. Six smugglers escaped on a speedboat or on foot. No one was arrested.

8 Dec 2012 - 4:10am

Symbolism all aflutter

Our flag

The Hong Kong government has specified sizes, colours and manufacturing parameters to which the flag should be made

Standard sizes

Width-height ratio of 3:2






30x20 (car flag)

29 Jun 2012 - 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

Flag flying

Should Hong Kong schools fly the national flag on July 1 and other important days? The government is encouraging all schools to do so in order to enhance the national identity of students. Share your views: write to us.

30 Jun 2004 - 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

Charges over defaced flags being studied

Investigators are considering prosecuting people who may have breached the post-handover flag ordinances by displaying defaced national and SAR flags during a march on New Year's Day.

Police submitted a preliminary report to Secretary for Justice Elsie Leung Oi-sie last week and are expected to complete the final report over the next few days.

13 Jan 1998 - 12:00am

Red dawn over flag-happy SAR

The Government has bought 17,415 national flags, many of which will be fluttering - or weighed down by rain - today.

With thousands more ordered by other organisations, this morning promises to be a red dawn, with schools, hospitals, libraries and clinics among those raising the national flag for the first time.

1 Oct 1997 - 12:00am

Key points chosen for flying of China flag

China's national flag will be flown at the airport, border checkpoints and Government House from Tuesday.

It will also be hoisted each working day at the High Court, Court of Final Appeal, Tung Chee-hwa's office, the executive and provisional legislative councils, Central Government Offices and the two municipal councils.

27 Jun 1997 - 12:00am

Rush to put China back in the red

HOME-PAGE producers for the provisional legislature's secretariat rushed to redden 'black' flags and emblems for China and the Special Administrative Region at its Web site after Internet surfers complained about the blunder.

The mistake was contained in the National Flag and Emblem Bill, and Regional Flag and Emblem Bill published by the Chief Executive-designate's office.

4 May 1997 - 12:00am

New flags snapped up by schools

More than 1,200 Chinese national and SAR flags manufactured in Guangzhou have been snapped up by schools five months before the handover.

Although it has yet to be decided whether it will be compulsory for schools to raise the national flag or that of the future Special Administrative Region after July 1, most schools plan to be prepared for either eventuality.

4 Feb 1997 - 12:00am