Frances Hui at Emerson College's library in Boston. The student penned a column title “I am from Hong Kong, not China,” which generated backlash from Chinese students. Photo: Andrew Baicker

Boston student’s avowal of her Hongkonger identity ignites Chinese outrage

  • An article in a student paper for Emerson College stirs harsh debate over what it means to be Chinese
  • The controversy erupts amid what many see as the rapid erosion of Hong Kong’s autonomy
Topic |   Hong Kong Basic Law

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Frances Hui at Emerson College's library in Boston. The student penned a column title “I am from Hong Kong, not China,” which generated backlash from Chinese students. Photo: Andrew Baicker
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The government has said the planned three-year jail term is consistent with the law that criminalises desecration of the national flag. Photo: Winson Wong

Jail terms for abusing Chinese national anthem too long, say Hong Kong solicitors

  • A proposed new law would outlaw any public and deliberate insult of March of the Volunteers
  • The Law Society says the planned punishments, and the time allowed for investigation, are too long
Topic |   Chinese national anthem

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The government has said the planned three-year jail term is consistent with the law that criminalises desecration of the national flag. Photo: Winson Wong
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