A Hong Kong fan covers his face during the Chinese national anthem before a friendly soccer match between Hong Kong and Bahrain at Mong Kok Stadium on November 9, 2017. China passed a law under which anyone disrespecting the national anthem could be punished with up to three years in prison and Hong Kong is expected to enact a local version of the legislation. Hong Kong soccer fans have booed the anthem when it is played at matches since 2015. Photo: AFP 

National anthem law will create dilemmas and awkward situations in Hong Kong, rather than love of country

Michael Chugani says implementing the national anthem law will stretch Hong Kong’s resources and end up generating greater antipathy towards China among young people

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A Hong Kong fan covers his face during the Chinese national anthem before a friendly soccer match between Hong Kong and Bahrain at Mong Kok Stadium on November 9, 2017. China passed a law under which anyone disrespecting the national anthem could be punished with up to three years in prison and Hong Kong is expected to enact a local version of the legislation. Hong Kong soccer fans have booed the anthem when it is played at matches since 2015. Photo: AFP 
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