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

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