Hong Kong Secretary for Constitutional and Mainland Affairs Patrick Nip. Photo: Felix Wong

Anthem law not aimed at forcing patriotism, Hong Kong constitutional affairs chief assures

  • Patrick Nip says the last thing he wants is to prosecute people who disrespect March of the Volunteers
  • He points out that city’s legislation is not a ‘cut-and-paste’ version of mainland law
Topic |   Chinese national anthem

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Hong Kong Secretary for Constitutional and Mainland Affairs Patrick Nip. Photo: Felix Wong
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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).