Hong Kong fans turn their backs as the Chinese national anthem plays at an AFC Asian Cup qualifier in October. Picture: Reuters
Wee Kek Koon
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Reflections by Wee Kek Koon

Hong Kong soccer fans’ jeering of Chinese national anthem ‘virtually treasonous’ – but China didn’t have one until 1911

The country’s first official national anthem had a short run, having been introduced just six days before the Wuchang uprising that led to the collapse of the Qing dynasty

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Hong Kong fans turn their backs as the Chinese national anthem plays at an AFC Asian Cup qualifier in October. Picture: Reuters
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