Anyone who desecrates the flag or emblem by publicly and wilfully burning, mutilating, scrawling on, defiling or trampling on it is liable to three years’ imprisonment. Photo: Nora Tam
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Respect for national flag is not optional

  • Those who desecrate such emblems in city protests not only face up to three years in jail, but also are an affront to the pride and dignity of Chinese people

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Anyone who desecrates the flag or emblem by publicly and wilfully burning, mutilating, scrawling on, defiling or trampling on it is liable to three years’ imprisonment. Photo: Nora Tam
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