A float with a Chinese dragon holding a Hong Kong protester is presented by the Mainz Carnival Association at a media preview in Mainz, Germany, in February. The float was to feature in the Rose Monday carnival parade, which presents satirical portrayals of topical political and social issues. Photo: EPA-EFE A float with a Chinese dragon holding a Hong Kong protester is presented by the Mainz Carnival Association at a media preview in Mainz, Germany, in February. The float was to feature in the Rose Monday carnival parade, which presents satirical portrayals of topical political and social issues. Photo: EPA-EFE
A float with a Chinese dragon holding a Hong Kong protester is presented by the Mainz Carnival Association at a media preview in Mainz, Germany, in February. The float was to feature in the Rose Monday carnival parade, which presents satirical portrayals of topical political and social issues. Photo: EPA-EFE

Letters | Why German criticism of Hong Kong’s national security law rings hollow

  • The German parliament has approved a bill which toughens penalties for spreading hate on social media. If applied in Hong Kong, many protesters would face prosecution, with jail terms for online posts

Topic |   Hong Kong national security law (NSL)
A float with a Chinese dragon holding a Hong Kong protester is presented by the Mainz Carnival Association at a media preview in Mainz, Germany, in February. The float was to feature in the Rose Monday carnival parade, which presents satirical portrayals of topical political and social issues. Photo: EPA-EFE A float with a Chinese dragon holding a Hong Kong protester is presented by the Mainz Carnival Association at a media preview in Mainz, Germany, in February. The float was to feature in the Rose Monday carnival parade, which presents satirical portrayals of topical political and social issues. Photo: EPA-EFE
A float with a Chinese dragon holding a Hong Kong protester is presented by the Mainz Carnival Association at a media preview in Mainz, Germany, in February. The float was to feature in the Rose Monday carnival parade, which presents satirical portrayals of topical political and social issues. Photo: EPA-EFE
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