Hong Kong soccer fans hold a protest banner and turn their backs as the Chinese national anthem is played before an Asian Cup qualifier in October 2017. Photo: Reuters
SCMP Editorial
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SCMP Editorial

Common sense needed in enforcing national anthem law

  • There is a risk that prosecuting people for insulting the anthem a long time after the alleged offence will prompt suspicions of political motives

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Hong Kong soccer fans hold a protest banner and turn their backs as the Chinese national anthem is played before an Asian Cup qualifier in October 2017. Photo: Reuters
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