Hong Kong fans turn their backs during the Chinese national anthem before the Asian Cup preliminary match between Hong Kong and Malaysia in Hong Kong,in 2017. Photo: Reuters Hong Kong fans turn their backs during the Chinese national anthem before the Asian Cup preliminary match between Hong Kong and Malaysia in Hong Kong,in 2017. Photo: Reuters
Hong Kong fans turn their backs during the Chinese national anthem before the Asian Cup preliminary match between Hong Kong and Malaysia in Hong Kong,in 2017. Photo: Reuters
Jason Wordie
Opinion

Opinion

Then & Now by Jason Wordie

How national anthems – first Britain’s, now China’s – have been used and abused in Hong Kong

  • The colonial national anthem, God Save the Queen, was largely regarded as foreign and as a result was widely ignored
  • Localist Hongkongers composed a new national anthem, Glory to Hong Kong, during last year’s unrest

Hong Kong fans turn their backs during the Chinese national anthem before the Asian Cup preliminary match between Hong Kong and Malaysia in Hong Kong,in 2017. Photo: Reuters Hong Kong fans turn their backs during the Chinese national anthem before the Asian Cup preliminary match between Hong Kong and Malaysia in Hong Kong,in 2017. Photo: Reuters
Hong Kong fans turn their backs during the Chinese national anthem before the Asian Cup preliminary match between Hong Kong and Malaysia in Hong Kong,in 2017. Photo: Reuters
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