Chinese gymnasts sing along as the national anthem is played during the awards ceremony for the men’s team final at the Artistic Gymnastics World Championships in Tokyo in October 2011. Photo: AP

Hong Kong could apply national anthem law retrospectively, but should it?

Richard Cullen says precedents in the UK and Australia clearly show retroactive criminal law is accepted within the common law system, but preferably in ‘exceptional’ circumstances. The test for Hong Kong will be to show such conditions exist

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Chinese gymnasts sing along as the national anthem is played during the awards ceremony for the men’s team final at the Artistic Gymnastics World Championships in Tokyo in October 2011. Photo: AP
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