Secretary for Constitutional and Mainland Affairs Patrick Nip Tak-kuen revealed that the government had consulted Beijing when drafting the new law. Photo: K.Y. Cheng

New China national anthem law leaves Hong Kong schools in a quandary over whether to report pupils that insult song

  • New legislation makes disrespecting song a criminal offence, but will teachers report students to police?
  • Secretary for Constitutional and Mainland Affairs Patrick Nip reveals government consulted Beijing on bill
Topic |   Chinese national anthem

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Secretary for Constitutional and Mainland Affairs Patrick Nip Tak-kuen revealed that the government had consulted Beijing when drafting the new law. Photo: K.Y. Cheng
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Tony Cheung

Tony Cheung

Tony Cheung became a political journalist in 2007. He joined the Post in 2012 and now leads the Hong Kong-mainland relations team on the Hong Kong desk. Tony also writes about the economy, and reports from mainland China, the United States, Germany and Britain.

Kimmy Chung

Kimmy Chung

Kimmy Chung joined the Post in 2017 and reports for the Hong Kong desk on local politics and Hong Kong-mainland issues. Prior to joining the Post, she covered Hong Kong politics and social policies for more than six years for different media outlets.