Police will have two years to investigate contraventions of the anthem law. Photo: David Wong

New law will give authorities two years to prosecute anyone in Hong Kong who insults Chinese national anthem – and doing so could land you in jail for three

  • Extended time limit necessary says government, as it points to difficulties in investigating cases at sporting events
  • Bill to be presented to Legislative Council on January 23, but doubt remains whether it will pass before July recess
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Police will have two years to investigate contraventions of the anthem law. Photo: David Wong
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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.

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.