Local football fans hold up the Hong Kong flag during a match against Malaysia in Hong Kong. A new law that punishes disrespect for China's national anthem with up to three years' imprisonment may also apply to Hong Kong and Macau, state media reported. Photo: Anthony Wallace Local football fans hold up the Hong Kong flag during a match against Malaysia in Hong Kong. A new law that punishes disrespect for China's national anthem with up to three years' imprisonment may also apply to Hong Kong and Macau, state media reported. Photo: Anthony Wallace
Local football fans hold up the Hong Kong flag during a match against Malaysia in Hong Kong. A new law that punishes disrespect for China's national anthem with up to three years' imprisonment may also apply to Hong Kong and Macau, state media reported. Photo: Anthony Wallace
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Hong Kong government hits back after US report warns Beijing’s ‘encroachment’ on city’s freedoms could erode its status as global business hub and affect import of American technology

  • US-China Economic and Security Review Commission cites joint checkpoint arrangement, anthem law and ban on separatist party as examples
  • Raises observation that city is ‘losing the unique characteristics and legal protections that make it important to US interests’

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Local football fans hold up the Hong Kong flag during a match against Malaysia in Hong Kong. A new law that punishes disrespect for China's national anthem with up to three years' imprisonment may also apply to Hong Kong and Macau, state media reported. Photo: Anthony Wallace Local football fans hold up the Hong Kong flag during a match against Malaysia in Hong Kong. A new law that punishes disrespect for China's national anthem with up to three years' imprisonment may also apply to Hong Kong and Macau, state media reported. Photo: Anthony Wallace
Local football fans hold up the Hong Kong flag during a match against Malaysia in Hong Kong. A new law that punishes disrespect for China's national anthem with up to three years' imprisonment may also apply to Hong Kong and Macau, state media reported. Photo: Anthony Wallace
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