Hard-core demonstrators attack the Chinese flag during violent unrest at New Town Plaza shopping centre in Sha Tin on Sunday, provoking an angry response from state media. Photo: AFP

Chinese state media condemns Hong Kong protesters who desecrate national flag, calling it ‘blasphemy’

  • Xinhua says defacing and burning the flag insults Chinese race after the national symbol is targeted again over weekend
  • The commentary calls on ordinary Hongkongers to break their silence and defend the ensign, with National Day approaching
Topic |   Hong Kong protests

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Hard-core demonstrators attack the Chinese flag during violent unrest at New Town Plaza shopping centre in Sha Tin on Sunday, provoking an angry response from state media. Photo: AFP
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