The proposed national anthem law came about after China’s top legislative body inserted it into Hong Kong’s Basic Law in 2017. Photo: EPA

New national anthem law overrules free speech in Hong Kong’s Legislative Council, official says

  • Lawmakers who insult China’s national anthem in Legco may no longer be shielded by free speech ordinance meant to ensure open debate
  • Two veteran pro-Beijing lawmakers disagree, asking government to clarify the extent of lawmakers’ legal exposure
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The proposed national anthem law came about after China’s top legislative body inserted it into Hong Kong’s Basic Law in 2017. Photo: EPA
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