Will Hong Kong’s new national anthem law silence its soccer boo-boys? Illustration: Lau Ka-kuen

Hong Kong soccer fans risk paying penalty on Chinese national anthem law

  • Disrespect for the Chinese anthem is a regular affair among some sections of the crowd at international soccer matches in Hong Kong
  • Proposed law will make insulting anthem a crime, but what will happen if thousands boo song together or turn their backs on national flag?
Topic |   Chinese national anthem

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Will Hong Kong’s new national anthem law silence its soccer boo-boys? Illustration: Lau Ka-kuen
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Gary Cheung

Gary Cheung

Gary Cheung joined the Post in 2000, covering fields ranging from politics and the integration between Hong Kong and China. He became assistant editor-in-chief of Ming Pao in 2017 and returned to the Post the following year. He is author of Hong Kong’s Watershed: The 1967 riots (Hong Kong University Press, 2009).