Hong Kong soccer fans cover their faces and boo as the Chinese national anthem plays, at a friendly match between Hong Kong and Bahrain in Hong Kong on November 9. Photo: Reuters

Hong Kong needs a national anthem law – not to instil patriotism, but to safeguard basic respect

Alice Wu says Hong Kong is not alone in debating what is acceptable behaviour while the national anthem is playing, and it’s clear that taking a knee, as protesting football players do in the US, is not the same as booing and flipping the middle finger

Topic |   Hong Kong Basic Law

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Hong Kong soccer fans cover their faces and boo as the Chinese national anthem plays, at a friendly match between Hong Kong and Bahrain in Hong Kong on November 9. Photo: Reuters
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